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my computer was infected with virus?


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#1 kirinn

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:44 AM

Hi, i'm new here:)
My computer had a problem that had been going on for sometime.
When i'm surfing the net, a small box will pop up and say :'internet explorer had detected virus activity on the page (page's url)'.
It had a red cross on the left of the box and an 'open' icon to click on.
I tried clicking on the cross at the top right corner of the box to closed it and i also tried clicking the 'open' icon.
Either way, the result is the same. A small red balloon with a white cross will pop up at the bottom right of my screen on the taskbar, saying:

"(a small yellow triangle icon with an exclaimation mark) Windows Secruity Center
Virus was found on page (page's url)
It is highly recommeded to install antivirus application.
Click balloon to install powerfull(yes, the powerful is spelled wrongly) antivirus solution"


At the start, it pops up randomly and rarely, but now, it pops up at every web page that i went to and it is very annoying.
I attacted a picture to show how the pop up looks like.
Anyone knows what is causing this, how harmful it is and how to cure it?
Thanks in advance for your help =)

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 Michael-Anthony

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:14 AM

Isnt that SmitFraud?

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:18 PM

You do have an updated anti-virus program installed and running, correct?
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:17 AM

yes, its norton 360, installed around march/april.
I scanned my com with it regularly yet the problem still persist...

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:23 AM

Can you close out all of those exra shields? Are you current with Windows Updates and Service Packs?
Try running a scan with Mbam
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • 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, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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