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#1 pizzaandbeer

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:36 PM

I found this site while I was researching some problems my computer was having. I had spent most of two weekends (when I should have been Christmas shopping!) trying and failing to get my computer cleaned. I was pretty sure I had Vundo and/or MS Juan (fake anti-virus window constantly opening and re-installing itself, randomly named DLLs) At one point, McAfee claimed it had quarantined a Trojan, but eventually McAfee and Windows Update settings were corrupted and I could not get the latest updates. I think I even had a fake Windows Security center program running. I thought I had figured out when the problem started and tried use system restore to load a clean configuration. My problems just got worse.

I found a link to Symantec's Vundo removal tool. I installed it and after it churned on my computer for over three hours, it reported that my system did not have Vundo. I decided it was time to take the plunge and join bleeping computer. The problem I have is that with all the junk out there, how do I know that I can trust someone who claims to have a slick tool to clean my system? After plowing through reams of pages here and finding references to bleeping computer in other places, the trust level was high enough that I downloaded the recommended program - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

It only took a couple of hours for MBAM to clean my system. It found and cleaned several problems in addition to Vundo.

My daughter started using a laptop because she could not use the infected computer. The day after I got the computer cleaned, the laptop started having the same problems. I'm pretty sure both systems were infected from a website my daughter visited -- I've been hearing a lot about some vulnerabilities that cause "trusted" sites to infect computers. In this case, it only took an evening to get the laptop cleaned.

So, thanks to all the contributors. I will now be visiting bleeping computer on a regular basis.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:58 PM

:thumbsup: Great to here it pizzaandbeer, it's good to see you here at BC.

#3 jgweed

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

Now that your computers are fixed, you are free to shop until you drop!
Happy to read that BC helped you out.
Welcome to this friendly user community!
Regards,
John
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