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#1 Yalow

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:57 AM

Hi there, I found these forums a while ago by accident, and decided to keep it bookmarked in case I ever had any problems.

Recently, I was browsing with Firefox when the Antivirus 2009 window came up.

"The page at h t t p://internet-defense2009 . c o m says:

ATTENTION! If your computer is infected, you could suffer data loss, erratic PC behavior, PC freezes and crashes.

Detect and remove viruses before they damage your computer!
Antivirus 2009 will perform a quick and 100% FREE scan of your computer for Viruses, Spyware, and Adware.

Do you want to install Antivirus 2009 to scan your computer for malware now? (Recommended)

Yes No"

I have not clicked anything, because I wasn't sure how to close the window without it doing something, or, does just it coming up mean something is wrong? I started a scan with my anti virus program (Trend Micro), but it's not done yet (and so far it has not found anything)

If someone could tell me if it's safe to close this window, or if I'm already infected, that would be great.

Oh, and I am using XP.

Thanks so much.

Edited by Yalow, 18 August 2008 - 11:03 AM.


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#2 boopme

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:54 AM

Hello and welcome. To play it safe. Open the Task Manager and End the Procees there.

In case you need this..hit these 3 keys together to open the Task Manager.
CTRL>ALT>DEL
In the Applications Tab highlight the running procces.
Click,End Task button
Close Task Manager

Now run a scan to see what it says.

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 18 August 2008 - 12:48 PM

Hi! I had the same problem, and I fixed it up with spy-bot search & destroy...
Have a nice day!

#4 Yalow

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:24 PM

Alright, MalwareBytes didn't find anything, so I guess it's all good.

There was nothing interesting in the log, it just said there was nothing found.

Thanks a ton for the help.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:59 PM

Yep ,you probably dodged it.
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