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exploit.java.gimsh.b and Trojan-dowloader.java.openconnection.ap

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#1 lbudgirljones


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:54 PM

About 2 months ago, I downloaded Verizon's Internet Security Suite and on the inital scan, it came back with exploit.java.gimsh.b and Trojan-dowloader.java.openconnection.ap viruses. I have 2 of the explot virus and one of the trojan virus. I have done 2 system restores in the last 2 weeks in order to be able to use my computer to some extent.
These viruses are making it virtually impossible to use Internet Explorer, simple windows commands, and to check my Yahoo email. Please help me with removal or at the least quarantine of these viruses and let me know what to post for whomever is helping me. I have never joined a site like this and I am unsure of what info someone would need to have to assist me. I have a Dell desktop that is about 3 years old and this is the first time I have had this happen. I operate on Windows XP 2005.
Thanks for the assistance!

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:19 PM

Use Ccleaner to cleanup the Java cache, temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. During install you will be offered the Yahoo
Toolbar. UNcheck if not wanted. http://www.ccleaner.com/ Use the default settings for now.

Use Super Antispyware to find and remove the malware.
Be sure to update in regular mode before rebooting into Safe Mode to run the scan.
Instructions for using SAS are in the link below.

Open your control panel. Double click on the Java coffee cup. click on the update tab. click on update and allow the download.
After downloading and installing the update, and reboot if necessary, go to Add/Remove program and remove ALL old Java programs.

Post the SAS log back here.
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