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When Opening Folders In Windows Explorer I Get Fake Virus Warning (xp Sp2)


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#1 Kreker

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:41 PM

This is what pops out every time I use Win Explorer to go thru computer...

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My PC is freshly installed, running for few days only, XP SP2, and I got Zone Alarm demo running and that's about it. And I don't go to suspicious pages, so I don't know where I picked this one...

Any suggestions how to get rid of it?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:11 PM

Hello is the Zone alarm also an Antivirus or only a firewall? What other spyware tools do you have?

Let's run 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 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.
  • 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.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:30 PM

Thanks for the help.

Zone Alarm I use is firewall only since it's a lite shareware version...

OK - the MBAM finished the scan, these are the results;

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.23
Database version: 1008
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

22:29:44 29.7.2008
mbam-log-7-29-2008 (22-29-44).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 39450
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{4937d5d1-2039-409a-bd83-fec9b39b2356} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{caf9d798-c659-4b9b-8e19-ee27c3d04ee7} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{15c7d7ad-a87a-4c0d-9d8b-637fcd3488ef} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{76086c05-4d0a-4b92-9219-2e3fe8c553f9} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{76086c05-4d0a-4b92-9219-2e3fe8c553f9} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bhonew.bho (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bhonew.bho.1 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\homie.dll (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:51 PM

OK please run the scan again and see if it brings back all 0's.
But if you don't install an Antivirus and a tool or 2 like this one you'll be getting hammered on today's internet.

Have a look here for some... Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:06 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.23
Database version: 1008
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

23:04:52 29.7.2008
mbam-log-7-29-2008 (23-04-52).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 39512
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 50 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


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Thanks thanks thanks....I will search for some antivir programs you suggested....




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