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#1 vectorg

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:29 PM

Windows XP Pro

This morning when I turned my PC on, I got a warning from McAfee that it detected and blocked a Trojan. Since then, I'm getting constant popups and warnings.

While I'm making this post, a window popped up saying:

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Antivirus+ - Windows Internet Explorer

WARNING! Windows Security Center has detected malware on your computer!
Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection / Unexpected shutdowns
Affected Software: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/2000/Server 2003
Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a malicious software removal tool immediately.
Your system is affected, please immediately download and install the malicious software removal tool by clicking the OK button below. Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.
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another popup said:

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502 Bad Gateway
nginx/0.7.61
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yet another popup said:

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Reported Attack Site!link removed - My Computer - Windows Internet Explorer
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The screen had some small images on a white background and said:

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undefined
:United States
:(my city name)
:(my IP Address)
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Please help me get rid of this virus.
Thanks very much.

Edited by The weatherman, 18 August 2009 - 04:50 PM.


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#2 vectorg

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

This is not the first time I've posted to this forum and had many get responses before me and with fewer views. What did I do wrong? Why no comments or help?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:39 PM

Why no comments or help?

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The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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Be sure to re-enable your AV and malware scan tools if they were disabled
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