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#1 lorraineW

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:30 PM

Hi,

I appear to have a virus which is sending spam to my address book e.g.

Dear friends:To tell you a good Web site: www.topchinatrend.comIt has a lot of good products. Wristwatches: Rolex IWC Breitlin ...... Bags & Handbags: Louis Vuitton Chanel ........ SHOES: Christian Louboutin Jimmy Choo YSL .... Have any questions please contact: MSN: sales@topchinatrend.com


I use Windows Vista, ie8 and hotmail. I have installed the lates update of Avira. I use Spyware Blaster, Super Antispyware Spybot and Malwarebytes, but still can't get rid of it. I would be greatful for your advice.

Many Thanks :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:55 PM

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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#3 lorraineW

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:24 PM

Hi Mark,

Many thanks for your advice. I have followed you directions and this is the log

RegUBP2b-bob.reg;C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Snapshots2;Trojan.StartPage.1505;Deleted.;



It also reported a problem with Windows HOSTS file and suggested I restore previous, which I did.

Any further advice?

Best Regards, Lorraine

Edited by lorraineW, 11 September 2009 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:00 PM

Are you still having your original problem?

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results
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#5 lorraineW

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 04:01 AM

Yes, my PC is still generating spam

HI!!‏
From: ***@hotmail.com)
Sent: 11 September 2009 23:35:46
To: ***@homerton.nhs.uk
Bcc: ***@nhs.net; and many more
凑齐一个30人的队伍,
Dear friend:
Look at our site. (topchinatrend.com). Here. Just need a little money. You can buy a copy of the original quality.
Wholesale can go to get more concessions.

We accept :Paypal. Credit Card .Bank Wire Transfer .Western Union .
You will immediately have. Buy now, send $ 5 coupon .


Watch:
Rolex IWC Breitling Omega......

Bags & Handbags
Louis Vuitton Gucci Hermes Chanel......

Woman's Shoes
Top China Trend
www.topchinatrend.com
MSN: sales@topchinatrend.com

Look forward to your presence!


I have updated Malwarebytes. I shall run it after this post and shall post results later. :thumbsup:

Thanks, Lorraine :flowers:

#6 lorraineW

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:04 AM

No malicious items detected with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2784
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

12/09/2009 14:02:12
mbam-log-2009-09-12 (14-02-12).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 292607
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 20 minute(s), 4 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 12 September 2009 - 06:52 PM

Let's try this


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...se-smitfraudfix

might have to run twice
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#8 lorraineW

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:27 AM

It did not seem to work for me, this is the log>

SmitFraudFix v2.424

Scan done at 10:11:57.55, 22/09/2009
Run from C:\Users\bob\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

Killing process


hosts



127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

VACFix

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


Winsock2 Fix

S!Ri's WS2Fix: LSP not Found.


Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri


Deleting infected files


IEDFix

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



Agent.OMZ.Fix

Agent.OMZ.Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


404Fix

404Fix



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Posted 30 September 2009 - 04:44 AM

Hi,

you don't have a virus on your computer.

This occurs where your email password has been obtained by the scammers, usually through a non-conventional phishing scam - such as by offering a "share this website with your friends" form or similar.

In intering your username & password, your details have ended up in the hands of spammers who are sending out this scam email. It's sort of an internet crime hybrid in that it:

uses phishing to compromise an account
sends spam using that account
the spam that it sends promotes a scam or the sale of conterfeit goods.


I have received about 20 of these emails from MSN friends over the past 2 years. I haven't quite figured it out my self, but i'm guessing it's a "trusted" website that is handing the information on.

My rule of thumb is: never put your username / password into any portal beside the portal that it belongs to, no matter how legit the other portal seems.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:42 AM

Hi,

you don't have a virus on your computer.

This occurs where your email password has been obtained by the scammers, usually through a non-conventional phishing scam - such as by offering a "share this website with your friends" form or similar.

In intering your username & password, your details have ended up in the hands of spammers who are sending out this scam email. It's sort of an internet crime hybrid in that it:

uses phishing to compromise an account
sends spam using that account
the spam that it sends promotes a scam or the sale of conterfeit goods.


I have received about 20 of these emails from MSN friends over the past 2 years. I haven't quite figured it out my self, but i'm guessing it's a "trusted" website that is handing the information on.

My rule of thumb is: never put your username / password into any portal beside the portal that it belongs to, no matter how legit the other portal seems.


Thanks for your comment.
I don't share my password and have not entered it into any such sites.
However, I shall change my password and hope this will do the trick.

This is the type of virus which I think I have > http://computer.howstuffworks.com/virus4.htm

Edited by lorraineW, 01 October 2009 - 08:50 AM.





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