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#1 Don H4

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:37 AM


After seeing [for only a split second] "Spybot" uncommanded on my taskbar while reading email online,

I updated and ran Spybot (August 18,2008) ... And it claims to have found virtumonde.sci.

I have not attempted to remove it, but will after completing this post. I also downloaded/installed the latest updates of Spyware Blaster and Terminator who found nothing wrong, nor did/does Avast. (I can no longer use AVG: their version 8 destroyed my RAMdrive setup, and when I got the RAMdrive working again, AVG version 7.x now refuses to install at all, claiming a "faulty download", on every 7.x version I try to install. Presumably Registry damage, unrecoverable because version 8 also deleted all my System Recovery Backups without notice).

I have recently noticed multiple browser windows (Seamonkey) sometimes opening uncommanded, (6-8 at once), and several sites refusing to service me, claiming I have no Java (which I do) but then allowing me in on a second attempt.
From what I've just read, Spybot won't be able to remove virtumonde.sci, or it will just reinstall itself.
Under the circumstances I'm unsure if I should try to update my java version... I seem to recall that my previous recent attempts bombed. I do not have a Windows disk (XP-Home on a Sony Vaio 400 series), except the one that completely overwrites my drive:0 (which I cannot do - no current backups, and last dozen attempts to create via Nero bombed).

I am somewhat familiar with manipulating stuff in Safe Mode.

thanks in advance for any suggestions,

Don H4

P.S. Spybot reports success in removing it(?), and Teatimer reported: Browser Helper Object / Value Deleted

PPS. I have "HijackThis" (and "Belarc Data") but have never really attempted to use.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 19 August 2008 - 06:00 PM.
Move to more appropriate forum. ~ OB

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#2 fireman4it


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:15 PM

Hello, DonH4
Welcome to BleepingComputer. :thumbsup:

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.
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#3 Angelus


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 02:24 AM

Hey fireman!

I tried all of the above and it's still saying that Virtumonde.sci is on my computer. Are there any alternative removal methods?

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