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#1 tdniehaus

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:04 PM

Ok, so somehow i got this virus on my computer. I'm pretty sure it was from trying to download a streaming client... doubt thats incredibly important.
I've been reading up on Antispyware 2009, and all the sights say that it is a fraudulent popup prompting you to download and buy fake software. I have also looked up how to get rid of this little bugger, and cant figure it out.

So far, i have Spyware doctor, on the intelli-scan, it did not pick up the virus, i am currently doing the full scan hoping for better results.
Also, i tried to follow the manual method, but cannot get past step one, because i can't find the program name in my task manager.

Just looking for any advice/help/reasurance that the scan will work, even some other programs to scan would be nice, if someone has had to deal with this in the past.

Apologies if this is in the wrong forum section or whatever, just found this sight, decided i might as well ask for help.

-THANKS!

Edited by boopme, 14 August 2008 - 02:24 PM.
{Mod Edit" Moved from XP to AII~~boopme}


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#2 boopme

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:26 PM

Hello and welcome .run this tool,post the log and tell how the PC is doing after.

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.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:12 PM

well, the scan completed, and my computer restarted before i had a chance to take a good look at were the document saved... but it looks like the virus is completely gone.
Thank you so much man, im running another scan to make sure, and i'll be able to find the first report and post it here.
You saved me so much time... cant thank you enough.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:37 PM

When you open up the MBam scan tool there is a tab along the top that says Logs. You can copy/paste them from there. I want to see what was found and removed,so we know your safe,
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