Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:33 PM
Hey all...I just got one of the new Facebook viruses as well...stupid. I got a YouTube link from a friend that actually looked pretty legit, and when you click on it, it says you need to update your flash driver before it will play...usually I never fall for this stuff, but sure enough...
The initial problem was the Perfect Defender virus scan pop up, as well as the fact that I was unable to open Firefox, IE, Outlook, etc. and none of the virus scan programs on my computer already would either detect anything, or would not work at all (Spybot especially would not load).
Last night I went on the Facebook site and did a few things, most notably deleting a file called bolivar27.eve from the C:/windows/prefetch folder. Didn't do much of anything.
Today I followed the instructions on here and installed the Malwarebytes progam, and it removed the Perfect Defender pop ups, but I still am unable to open Firefox, IE, etc. (I am using another computer to access the net while I fix mine).
Any ideas/suggestions? Much thanks!
I am glad I remembered this site as I got some great help here a few years ago with another virus.