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Backdoor.bot, Trojan.fakealert, Rogue.link! Pls Help!


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#1 leon mills

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:08 AM

All sorts of weird things happening on my pc.

I keep receiving various pop-up messages, a Windows Security Alert message asking me to download Spywear remover, Windows Internet Explorer message to install Virus Remover 2008 and another for PCPrivacy Cleaner, a Spywear Alert message telling me that Worm.Win32.NetBooster has been detected on my machine. Theres also a flashing red and white cross icon with a Security Alert message, and next to the time are the words "VIRUS ALERT".

Alot of my desktop shortcuts have disappeared and three new ones have been added; "Error Cleaner", "Spywear&Protection" and "Privacy Protection". My desktop background has been replaced with a red background and a message telling me to download privacy protection software now.

I'm unable to find MyComputer, Control Panel, Security Center, Local Drive and more. All of them have disappeared from the start menu.

Bit-Defender shows a pop-up message stating that some files have not been infected with Adware.VirusRemover.B and that some files are suspect of Trojan.Downloader.VBS.BL.

After running Malewarebytes Anti-Maleware, it reports 33 infected objects such as Backdoor.Bot, Trojan.FakeAlert, Rogue.Link and Hijack.Homepage. Malwarebytes tells me it need to enable regedit and reboot pc, removes the infected objects but after rebooting the same problems return. Please help!!!!!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:43 AM

Problem solved, thanks to this site.

I followed the guide for SmitFraudFix and now everything is back to normal, me and the PC are friends again.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:00 AM

Hi leon,

I had exactly the same problem, I was really panicking, but I managed to sort it using the same post you did.

Thanks for your post, as I don't feel such an idiot now. lol

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:07 AM

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

For Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Best Practices - Internet Safety for 2008".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:28 PM

Hi Boltonbryd,

I'm glad that guide resolved your problem to, woohoo!!!

And thank you quietman for the post, i'm going to create a new restore point right now.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:38 PM

You're welcome.
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