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Thanks! (win32.brontok fake)

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#1 creat0r


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

Just wanted to show my gratitude towards the guys who are helping 'infected' people around here.
You really are helping people out in a nice (and expert) kind of way.
I got this fake brontok infection a couple of days ago which redirected me to perfect defender 2009 and keeps shutting down my IE and firefox. It all happened after an unexpected shutdown.
Thanks to the hard working people around here I found the solution on this forum. There were multiple topics dealing with this problem.

Here's what i did:
download combofix, rename and execute
once done I ran combofix (renamend) /u
(result: fake virus seemed to be gone)

afterwards my computer kept on rattling (but was working nonetheless), this was due to my virusscanner (avira free) which didn't react the way it should. So i removed it, restarted the computer and reinstalled it.
(result: no more rattling)

Then i downloaded ATF cleaner, malwarebytes (nothing found) and superantispyware (found some, don't know if it was related to the fake brontok virus). Afterwards I updated my windows xp (still on SP2 though) and JAVA to the latest version.

Hijackthis doesn't show any suspicious entries
Everything seems to be the way it should, but maybe I'm still missing something?

Thanks again!

Jan (Netherlands)

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