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Adware/possible Trojan..Easy fix??


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#1 da0_o

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:48 PM

OK. I SUCK. AT COMPUTERS.

I use uTorrent. (isohunt.com). I have peerGuardian installed but it's not working or something..

Ad-Aware SE Scan Results = NOTHING.
Symantec AntiVirus Full Scan = NOTHING
SUPERAntiSpyware Full Scan = Adware.Vundo Variant [5 items]/Rel and Rogue.Component/Trace [1 item]

I have quarantined, deleted, rebooted and repeated these steps many times but every time I scan, there is always more :thumbsup:

A friend recommended I download AVG which is like free.avg.com

He said that it would scan and delete everything.

The only actual performance problem I have when on the internet is this stupid pop up

"Kevin Gets Green: Learn How I Make $5,000+ a Month Posting Links on Google*" OVER AND OVER AGAIN! It's killing me...

Any suggestions? I've had lots of computer problems before...

Edited by The weatherman, 11 April 2009 - 11:57 PM.
Moved to a more appropriate forum. TW


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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:48 AM

Your browser sounds like it is Hijacked, but I cannot say if I'm 100% right on that.

But do download AVG Free Edition! I wouldnt trust something like SUPERAntiSpyware because I have never heard anything good about it.

Avg, Symantec and McAfee all have updated virus definitions as far as I know, and they are very good programs to use. (Ad-Aware SE is also a great program)

Perhaps download AVG, update it and do a full system scan.


One great program I use is called Spybot Search and Destroy. It is an anti-spyware program and works great.
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:41 AM

if you install avg free you will need to disable symantec as you dont want 2 antivirus programs running at the same time.superantispyware IS a good program and you should keep it.the best antispyware though is malwarebytes anti malware (free)-much better than spybot

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:41 AM

Your browser sounds like it is Hijacked, but I cannot say if I'm 100% right on that.

But do download AVG Free Edition! I wouldnt trust something like SUPERAntiSpyware because I have never heard anything good about it.

wrong, it's(SAS) used by staff all the time here

Avg, Symantec and McAfee all have updated virus definitions as far as I know, and they are very good programs to use. (Ad-Aware SE is also a great program)

we rarely reccomend adaware any more

Perhaps download AVG, update it and do a full system scan.

never ask someone to install a second antivirus, that's asking for problems

One great program I use is called Spybot Search and Destroy. It is an anti-spyware program and works great.



http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182397/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do-how-do-i-get-help-who-is-helping-me/

Edited by DaChew, 12 April 2009 - 04:50 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:43 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:32 PM

Thanks for the advice

DaChew, do you think that the Anti-Malware can run at the same time as the AVG, and Symantec?

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:35 PM

So is it bad to have Symantec and AVG running both at the same time?? HELP! plz:)

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:55 PM

I already pointed out for you not to install AVG

In my directions for using MBAM I furnished a link about disabling your security software so we could clean the computer
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