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Annoying Virus That Annoys Other People


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#1 dudeguru

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:14 AM

I've had this problem for a while now, and I can't seem to get rid of it.

Its an MSN virus that sends copies of itself to other people. I have tried to delete it by running a program called Exterminate It!. Unfortunately, although Exterminate It! could detect the virus, I needed the activated version to actually exterminate the virus. So I tried running AVG on safe mode and AVG could only detect and remove a few worms, and not all the virus which Exterminate It! found. A month or so ago I noticed a strange icon on my desktop, but when I moused over it it disappeared, so I think that its the virus, but now I cant find it. I have also tried many other techniques to remove this virus, but none of them work.

Please help, this virus is annoying a lot of my contacts by sending copies of itself to them, some of them have even been infected, and worse yet, some of my contacts could have blocked me. I do not know the full threat of it, but I think it sends my personal information to someone, or somewhere. Once again, please help.

Edited by dudeguru, 29 September 2008 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:01 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 Download_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 and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • 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 will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.




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