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Threat Of Virus Attack. (again.)


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#1 Renamon

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:23 PM

Alright. I have a virus or something that installed when I somehow ended up with a program called Win AntivirusXP2008. I got rid of the program, er, virus, but I still get 'insecure internet activity' things when I try to browse the internet. It doesn't seem to effect IE, but I hate IE, and always use firefox. I tried completely removing FF, but that tactic did not work. How do I remove this, whether it is a virus, spyware, or what not.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:45 PM

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 27 August 2008 - 01:51 PM

I already tried Malware Bytes. The thing was not removed. Also, it seems to only effect Firefox. I am using Opera right now, and there are no problems. I want my old internet browser back though. Any more help?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:57 PM

Please post the results of your MBAM scan for review.

Launch MBAM.
Click the Logs Tab at the top.
mbam-log-7-18-2008(09-52-04).txt should show in the list. <- your dates will be different from this exampe
Click on the log name to highlight it.
Go to the bottom and click on Open.
The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.
Go to Edit and choose Select all.
Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.
Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

I'll just do another scan and post that log. Maybe it will come up this time, who knows. And eh.. I DO know how to copy and paste... ^_^;;

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:11 PM

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:13 PM

Ah, always love the sarcastic ones. But hey, at least I'm not bored while this thing is scanning my computer. (Though yeah, I know, this is being wasteful of the point of the thread.) It's almost done though, I think.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:16 PM

I'm just trying to find out what MBAM found the first time as the log may give a clue. I probably should have asked if it found anything at all.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:20 PM

Uh.. jusat tried to get the log, and the damn thing seems to be missing. I don't know why.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:34 PM

The message you are getting is symptomatic of the malware that you were infected with. The malware is also known to download other malicious files so its important to see all the scan reports, what was removed, etc. I don't believe all of the infection was removed.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

I can't find the log though. It seems to have been erased or something. I can not provide the log.




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