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Windows Live Messenger Virus?


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#1 animemonster

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:07 PM

I don't know what it is and I've been meaning to do something about it.

It usually sends it when I'm not online with a message that is rather vague in description and contains a link. The link takes the person to a page asking for the log on info.

There's also one that advertises some sort of drug that is either for weightloss or male enhancement (I haven't figured that one out, yet).

I'm tired of this and it has caused me to block one person, and be blocked by my mother of all people.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:09 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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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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#3 Naziroh

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:07 PM

My friends have been attacked by this virus also. I asked them to change their windows live password and the problem was solved. They did not have any links being sent to them after that. Do not click on those links because they will ask for personal info to hack your account. It's not trustworthy. Hope this helps. (:

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:14 PM

One of my friends suggested removing Windows Live and reinstalling. I did just change my password, so maybe it will help.

Here's the malwarebyte log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2292
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

6/16/2009 9:03:40 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-16 (21-03-40).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 85753
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:23 PM

Like Naziroh said, changing your password is a good idea. And I think reinstalling Windows Live is also a good idea. Let us know if this stops the problem.
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