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#1 dux084


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:13 PM

Does anyone know of a firewall or antivirus/antispyware program that will prevent this from appearing on my computer.

I was originally infected last week and decided that I would format my computer and install a fresh copy of Vista. As soon as I connected to the internet this virus was back on my computer. I tried another clean install today and kept the computer disconected from the internet during the instalation process. I ran Spybot and it came back clean so the virus was gone. I then installed AVG Free antivirus and Outpost firewall before I reconected to the internet.

As soon as I was conected the virus returned. I dont know how it returns (either through my home network or from the internet) but I really need a program that will prevent it.

Thanks in advance,

Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 July 2008 - 08:40 PM.
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#2 DaChew


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:58 AM

Google indicates there is a new variant of that zlob that infects your router, it programs your router to alter your dns servers

If you reset your router it will clear the infection from it, an infected computer will reinfect the router tho.

You need to reset your router and then log onto it with a clean computer and set a strong login and password so the malware cannot reprogram the router, this may even require that the router be disconnected from the wan.

This is only a semi-educated guess as to your problem

Please let us know how you fare

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:15 PM

I posted last month about this malware here.
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