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spybot keeps detecting virtumonde.sdn [Moved]

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#1 roshni


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:47 PM

Hi guys,

My spybot search and destroy keeps detecting virtumonde.sdn. Every time it says it's fixed it but it comes back again. Not sure how to get rid of it! I am always careful, I regularly scan my laptop with SAS, MBAM and avast AV, and I regularly update my windows update section. I rarely ever visit websites I don't trust and I never download anything suspicious. I do watch live football when they're on, but I haven't done that in months. So not really sure how I got it. Although, today a strange person added me on msn who I mistook as my friend, but then later realised she wasn't. She seemed very suspicious to me and turned her video on which was a fake video of her that she'd recorded using magic camera or something like that. That is the only thing I can think of!

But more importantly, I would really appreciate any help toward removing this nasty file.

Thank you all in advance.


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:05 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:25 AM

It is possible that if this detection occured after the 6/17 update from Spybot but not before, and no other Malware/Spyware/Virus program is picking it up, then chances are it is a false positive. Seems to be happening to a lot of people and there is a scheduled fix for it in their update coming out on 6/24.

The video thing seems kind of strange and maybe you do have an infection, but I just wanted to point out that Spybot has been having that false positive in the last few days

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:01 AM

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products).

Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.

More effective alternatives are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free.
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