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Removing Malware--Wareout


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#1 wherein

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:07 AM

Hello everyone.

I have recently joined Bleeping computer. This was the best forum I could find for my question. Sorry if it is not the perfect place. The forum on Malware is sadly not open to new topics.

Recently I have had many problems on my computer: Usually it runs very slow. Sometimes I am redirected to webpages I never clicked. New webpages have been added to my favorities list, mostly about porn and spyware. And, a new icon was added to my desktop called Wareout Spyware. There are also a few more things which I won't bother to list. This all happened after I updated to the latest Internet Explorer, and MSN Messenger.

Now, to combat the problem I removed my toolbars and aquired Spybot. I scanned my hard drive with Spybot and it came up with about 15 categories of spyware so I removed them, BUT, none of its findings were Wareout, so Wareout is still on my harddrive. I think Wareout is the main culprit and I very much want it removed, deleted, destroyed, completely.

I have checked about Wareout on the web and have found little about it. Im going to try to also download Ad-Aware and scan my harddrive with it.

Anybody have any practical solutions for my problem? Please keep in mind I am not an advanced computer user. Also note, Wareout does not show up on my Windows Add/Remove software application. However, Wareout itself contains an Uninstall application which I am weary to use. I have jsut read about the Hijack this logs and Im just wonderign if there is something else I can do before that?

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:44 AM

However, Wareout itself contains an Uninstall application which I am weary to use. I have jsut read about the Hijack this logs and Im just wonderign if there is something else I can do before that?


I would not use thier uninstall application if I were you. It should not be trusted. IMHO But, yes as the info states below. You should run an Antivirus ASAP. And it is a great idea to get AdAware as you have mentioned. Run it as well, right away.

Wareout is listed in the Bleeping Computer Startup Database


WareOut.exe Information

This is a malware, or unsafe, program.

This file has been identified as malware (Spyware, Virus, Trojan, Worm, etc). You should immediately run a spyware removal program and a antivirus scanner.

Name: WareOut
Filename: WareOut.exe
Description: Malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover, see -->Here
File Location: Unknown
Startup Type: Currently being identified.


Let us know how it goes. :thumbsup:

I also suggest that you visit this link. There you can learn all the recommended ins and outs of keeping your computer safe from harm.

Simple and Easy Ways to Keep Your Computer Safe and Secure on the Internet

Edited by scarlett, 25 April 2005 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:00 AM

Thank you for your reply. I have now done a scan with Ad-aware, but it did not have Wareout in its list of spyware findings, so Wareout, even after scanning with Spybot and Adaware is still on my computer. Although I must say it is running alot better now that I have removed some of the spyware.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:02 AM

WareOut is a trojan downloader. Try a-squared Free. It should be able to remove it.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:31 AM

I have downloaded a-squared and done a scan, it found some malware, and removed it, but wareout is still on the desktop and in my program files folder.

I also tryed CWShredder, along with the CWS shredder prepatory variant killer, if oyu want to call it that. But, I couldnt even get the program to run. Its not that it shuts down right away. I download the file into a folder on my C: and then try opening it and my computer just gives me a list of programs for which to open it with, but i thoght its supposed to open on its own. Should I be choosing an application to open it with, and which one?

Thank you everyone for your help, my computer is slowly getting better, along with my knowledeg and skill. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:37 AM

There are a number of viruses, trojans, and worms that mess up the Registry data for running executable (.exe) files, so this can cause nothing to seem to happen when you double click an .exe file name in My Computer or try to execute one by putting the name in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu. If the virus/trojan/worm has been partially removed from your computer, then you might get a Windows error message such as "Cannot find program.exe". The reason the various types of malware modify the .exe file Registry key is to ensure that when you try to run any executable program, the malware program runs instead.


Take a look at this site.

What is your operating system?

If you don't want to modify your registry, then you should go to the HiJack This forum on this website, read the instructions for posting a log and do that.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:18 PM

Hello, I htink I will try the HIjack this log forum. I have also justinstalled ZoneAlarm which seems to be doing some work keeping my computer safe.

I run windows 98




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