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PartyPoker (PartyPoker.ico & shortcut)

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#1 busam1


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Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:05 AM

How do I stop PartyPoker reinfection? PartyPoker (PartyPoker.ico & PartyPoker desktop shortcut) repeatedly infects PC many times daily, even after removal by anti-spyware or direct deletion.

PC: Compaq Presario S4300CL, Windows XP Home (Ver 5.1, SrvPk 1)
Internet Connection: Cox broadband cable
Protection: McAfee Personal Firewall Plus (Build 6.6.6144, default settings); McAfee VirusScan (Build 9.1.08, Engine 4.4.00, DAT 4.0.4506)
Frequent Websites: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/default.asp ; http://finance.yahoo.com/ ; http://www.bungie.net/

PC is NEVER used to access PartyPoker website.

Attempted fixes:

1) Used XoftSpy 4.13 anti-spyware to locate and remove PartyPoker (PartyPoker.ico & PartyPoker desktop shortcut), but all return.

2) Deleted c:\Windows\system32\PartyPoker.ico & PartyPoker desktop shortcut, but all return.

3) Replaced PartyPoker.ico with dummy text PARTYPOKER.ico, but all return.

:thumbsup: Any ideas to prevent PartyPoker reinfection? :flowers:

Edited by busam1, 07 June 2005 - 08:18 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 01:17 PM

If you do not use Ad-AwareSE and Spybot Search and Destroy, both of which are free and very effective, you should download, install, and update both application's definitions, since most Anti-virus applications will not search for sypware. Run these offline in safe mode, and see if these will resolve your problem. If not, post back and we can find other solutions.
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#3 busam1

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 02:08 AM

PartyPoker repeated infection appears to be fixed by using Spyware Doctor anti-spyware.

6/7/05 - Purchased and Downloaded SpyWare Doctor and updated its reference files. Ran Full System Scan which includes deep registry and file system scanning. Located and quarantined over 1694 infections consisting of multiple instances of BearShare, Common Components for VX2, Media Access, NeededWare, WhenU.SaveNow, YourSiteBar, Advertising, Tracking Cookies(s), Common Components for WindUpdates, SurfSideKick, CWS, Bargain Buddy, Instant Access, CWS.Home Search Assistant, and Transponder.Bolger.

After scan, activated SpyWare Doctor's OnGuard feature which provides real-time protection by blocking malicious activity.

Ran 10 subsequent Quick Scans over several days. No infections found. PartyPoker has not been detected by any subsequent full or quick scans by either SpyWare Doctor or XoftSpy (another downloaded anti-spyware). :thumbsup:

6/10/05 - Ran another Full System Scan of SpyWare Doctor. Located and quarantined only 1 infection - one instance of Bargain Buddy. No PartyPoker. :flowers:

Edited by busam1, 11 June 2005 - 02:11 AM.

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