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#1 hisshaw

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:02 PM

Just a short while ago, when I logged onto the computer, I had received a message from a "friend." It read: "check (link)this out, is this you?" Thinking nothing of it, and foolishly so, I clicked the link. It lead to nowhere. The friend in question was apparently AFK. Later, my AOL Instant Messanger was hijacked and began sending this same message to everyone on my friends list. I have uninstalled AIM for the time being.

Do you know of this virus, and can you help me kill it? I have already posted a HJT! log in the appropriate forum if you wish to know more.

Edited by hisshaw, 17 May 2005 - 04:03 PM.


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#2 yano

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:11 PM

This is a very common virus, however I can't think of the name of it off the top of my head right now.

I would highly advise you to go online and download Avast! and as soon as you get it, disconnect your computer from the computer (physically as well). Then Install, Update and run a full scan with Avast!

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:17 PM

Thank you very much, yanowhiz. I'll get to that as soon as I can.

In the meantime, running AVG, I have located these four trojans:
wup.exe(2), 3_0_1browserhelper3.dll, UnstSA3.exe.

Is it possible that any of these are the virus in question?

Edited by hisshaw, 17 May 2005 - 04:18 PM.





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