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#1 somenoob

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:21 PM

I've been hearing about this so7 from friends and have had a couple of cases of it on my computer. It doesn't really seem dangerous, just really annoying. When I had it various problems were occurring at startup: Windows explorer was shutting itself down, computer would automatically go to the options you get after the computer was shut down incorrectly then restart, sometimes computer would not load my profile, internet was dropping out about every half hour or so. Also it would try to access the internet regularly which makes me thing it's a trojan downloader. I am running XP home and the file name is so7.exe. I know how to get rid of it just wondering what it is exactly and where it comes from? the file

Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 25 November 2008 - 10:39 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:28 AM

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. Regardless 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.

-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:47 AM

Sorry, I might not have been very clear. I don't have the so7 anymore, I'm just interested in finding out what it is and how it got in. None of my antiviruses detected it and it hijacked my firewall to allow itself internet access after i denied it.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:45 AM

Sorry, I misunderstood.

Here is the Trend Micro write up.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:47 PM

Wow. I just thought it was annoying but it looks dangerous! Thanks heaps.




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