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Windows-privacy-protection Virus Pack

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#1 mugzy81


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Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:15 PM


This is my first time posting and I'm in a little bit of a bind. I am attempting to fix a friend of mine's Gateway 6020GZ Celeron M 1.40GHz that has gotten a nasty little trojan. I have identified some of the files that are attacking it but cannot remove them. I have found other viruses like this one in forums but not this particular one or at least not discribed in enough detail.

This virus takes over the desktop with a blue backdrop that states "You have several fatal errors due to spyware activity" and flashes "Internet attack has been detected" or "Spyware has been found please scan to remove" in the taskbar as well as phoney Windows Defense boxes. Any click on them sends you to a cached page with the address of "http://windows-privacy-protection.com/?aid=444.471"(which, by the way, is an attempt to sell anti-spyware products). I know this has to be cached somewhere because i was disconnected from the internet for a long time while troubleshooting this problem. It has also disabled Task Mgr and any attempt to re-enable it through registry upon restart it disables it again.

I have Hijackthis and ran a scan but I don't know what steps to take from here. No other Ad/Spy/Virus tool can get rid of the files. Please if someone recognizes this virus or has some insight it would be greatly appreciated. If any other information is needed I will do my best to supply. I did trace this virus back to the site, not sure if that will help or not.

Thank you for any help in advance.


P.S. Sorry I posted this in the wrong place...

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 20 June 2008 - 04:34 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:56 PM

Hello and welcome as you have an Xp system please do this first.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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