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virus on facebook! beware


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#1 lindaga35

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:56 AM

She spends a lot of time playing games on facebook and with some kind of helper callled, mk inovations. (i dont know if that is what caused it or not!)

but she kept having a pop up for an anti virus 2009 and she said she didnt click on it. She closed her brower out and it installed anyway.

she had mcafee, she was paying for it monthly through her cable co.


any idea's as to what this is ya??

im scared to even go on facebook now.

Linda

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 20 May 2009 - 07:49 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:31 PM

Facebook is a safe site, some of the content on facebook however, could be malicious, I use it purely for talking to friends and stuff, I never use the apps or games because I know the dangers.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:09 PM

im not saying facebook isnt a safe site, im saying there was a pop up.

she was using a game helper site. i think that is what caused the pop up. but again i dont know for sure.

i was just asking if it could be that site, i had signed up for it at first. but i havent had it running when i have face book open.

so your saying all games is bad? or just some of them??

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:11 PM

I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying it is possbile that facebook has malicious content posted on it. What game helper site is it? I'll look it up and see the security rating for it if you would like.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

Hello let's see if there is something on here.
Hello and welcome please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.
Next run ATF:
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".


Now run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

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. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • 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 definition 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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:56 PM

my antivir found heur/malware awhile ago, i put it in quartine.

i ran malware bytes and nothing came up. the one that came up with my antivir is a financial freedom planner. that scares me because i just started using one on this laptop.


Linda

this really ticks me off again, i just got rid of something. lol

Edited by lindaga35, 21 May 2009 - 12:31 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:13 PM

mk inovations.comze.com/fb-helper.html is the site she gave me. how do i find out what there clearance is?

thanks for all your help,
Linda

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

linkscanner.com gave it a safe rating
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:44 PM

View the WOT (Web of Trust) report here: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/mkinovations.comze.com

It got an orange rating, which means to use caution, it may have malicious activity.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:45 PM

Even though most people say Facebook and Myspace are safe sites, there are so many viruses and such going around on those social networking sites I will not go to them. I went to Myspace to see a friends page once, even before the viruses began being so prevelant on those sites, and it immediately attempted to downlaod a virus to my computer. That was the end of me going to those sites

Edited by Stang777, 21 May 2009 - 06:47 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

everytime i try and go to facebook now it acts so weird. like its trying to do something.

but so far nothing is showing up on malware bytes or antir.

should i do a hi jack log?

Linda

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

Hi Linda. We need to run HJT/DDS. Better to be certain.
Please follow this guide. Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:31 PM

ok i just ran and posted it, thanks for all your help.

Linda

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:57 AM

Hello lindaga35,

You likely know the drill by now. :flowers: Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/228629/possible-im-infected-again-ugggh/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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