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What Is Vundo? & How Do I Know If I Have It?


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#1 tia08

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:34 AM

What Is Vundo?
How do I know If I have it on my computer?

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

Hello tia08,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vundo explains what it is how to find it.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:00 AM

thank you.
but i don't understand what that means?
how can i check if i have it?
i really scared to have it.

Edited by tia08, 10 July 2008 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:22 AM

If you wanted to be sure, you could follow the Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log they will be able to identify if you have it or not.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:05 AM

^^ Does AVG 8.0 & Malewarebytes find it?

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:55 AM

I believe that Malwarebytes has the ability to find the infection.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:00 PM

thank you ^^ btw i am trying to learn if my computer is actually clean for good.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:02 PM

No problem, glad to help. The best way to see if your system is clean is to post a HijackThis log and the HJT team will be able to tell if your system is free from infections.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:05 PM

Let me do one.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:59 AM

Vundo is a Trojan that infects a system with malicious Browser Helper Objects and .dll files attached to Winlogon and Explorer.exe. The infection is responsible for launching unwanted pop ups, advertising for rogue antispyware programs, and downloading more malicious files which hampers system performance. Newer variants of Vundo typically use bogus warning messages to indicate that your computer is infected with spyware or has critical errors as a scare tactic to goad you into downloading a rogue security application like WinFixer, WinAntiVirus Pro, ErrorSafe, SystemDoctor, WinAntiSpyware, WinAntiSpy, WinReanimator and others to fix it. The messages can mimic system messages so they appear as if they are generated by the Windows Operating System.

If you are not experiencing pop ups or bogus alerts, then you probably are not infected. If you want to be sure you can perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Instructions with screenshots if needed.

Vundo spreads via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and peer-to-peer networks, through emails containing links to websites that exploit your web browser’s security holes and by exploiting a vulnerability in older versions of Sun Java. When you click on a link in a Vundo-laced email, Internet Explorer launches a site that stealthy installs the Trojan so that it can run every time you startup Windows.
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