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18 Trojans WERE found on your machine! !!!FREE VIRUS SCAN!!! !!!Warning!!! your system is at risk!

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#1 mammolastan


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

I am using Windows XP. Recently, my computer was infected with a virus. I do not know how I got this virus, but I am sure there is something bad floating around my machine.

Symptoms include:

Threatening message appearing at the top of webpages when I use Mozilla such as
"18 Trojans WERE found on your machine! !!!FREE VIRUS SCAN!!! !!!Warning!!! your system is at risk! "
" Warning! Your system is in danger. YOUR COMPUTER IS IN need OF full scanning."
"Too many errors and faults WERE found in your system. Possibly that IT WAS THE RESULT of virus attack.YOU MUST scan your system."

Also, occasionally when I click on a link, instead of going to the intended page, the following will pop up in lieu of the webpage, even though the URL in the address bar is just as if I did go to the intended web page.

"Page cannot be displayed

Possible problems:

* No connection with Internet.
* Some problems with server.
* Your computer is being attacked by a virus.

Please scan your system:

Conection problems diagnostics."

Also, occasionally a large amount of IE windows will pop-up on random webpages. I do not know the nature of the webpages that pop up. This IE pop up barrage freezes up my computer and if I am lucky I can get to Task Manager and end iexplore.exe before everything stops moving.

I have AVG Anti-Virus Free and have scanned the system with AVG numerous times. Clearly, AVG does not solve the issue.

I can not think of any further information that would help. i haven't really tried anything besides looking to suspicious names in my Task Manager, which always proves fruitless.

Please help. Thanks.

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#2 xblindx


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:39 AM

Hi, and welcom to the forums! :thumbsup:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • 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.
  • 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 you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

Please include the following in your reply:
MBAM log

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