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Re: Win32/BHO.NMK or NMG or NMD Trojan/ Moved


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#1 amficratis

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

Sorry for the delay and thanks for the very useful information. I deliberately avoided connecting to the internet after I read your first massage. You see I’m less than a beginner in this technology and I just hoped for an easy advice, like to be instructed how to delete some registry-keys or running processes, as I saw in similar situations. What you suggested sounded too complicated to me and frightened me off. Sorry again for wasting your time. I will certainly follow your final recommendation and re-format my computer. By the way, since you’re so kind, I have a couple of last questions. Do you think it is safe to transfer everything to my external hard disc, or should I use a DVD? And how safe is a free or cracked antivirus software (I use NOD32) in comparison to a paid one?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:17 AM

As no logs are posted and your previous topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/202079/win32bhonmk-or-nmg-or-nmd-trojan/ is closed, I am moving this out of the HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

Do you think it is safe to transfer everything to my external hard disc?


Unlikely. Someone else can provide more specifics but assume any program file has been compromised and should not be transferred.

And how safe is a free or cracked antivirus software (I use NOD32) in comparison to a paid one?


To answer the second part first, ANY and ALL cracked software is dangerous to acquire if not use.

...the University of Washington study on spyware...warez/piracy sites ranked the highest in downloading spyware...just opening the web page usually sets off an exploit, never mind actually downloading anything. And by the time the malware is finished downloading, often the machine is trashed and rendered useless.

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If you use those kind of programs, be forewarned that some of the worst types of malware infections can be contracted and spread by visiting crack, keygen, warez and other pirated software sites. In many cases, these sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware. Those who attempt to get software for free can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS.
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Free programs is another story. You do need to be certain that you have a good program and not a rogue. Fortunately, we have a topic here at BC that lists several free programs recommended and used by our members here. You can find them here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html You may also wish to peruse this forum http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/ in which people discuss various security programs. Just remember that what works well on one computer may not work well on another.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:37 AM

Due to the seriousness of the infections on your PC. The ONLY 2 options available are one reopen and finish the HJT session or wipe the hard drive and reinstall th Operating System. how would you like to proceeed?
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