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Stealthy Camera Virus Picked Up From FACEBOOK...Help!


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#1 bryanboonern

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

I received a private message on facebook from one of my friends. It was a link to a video that I clicked on. Since then I have a screen pop up that looks like a microsoft screen stating I am infected with a bunch of viruses and it is asking me to remove them. The problem is I don't have virus protection so I think this is a false page. Also it blocks me from going to antivirus pages when searching from google and normal searches are sent to other advertising pages. Now my facebook friends are getting messages from me like this and I have no clue what to do. I have been trying to download some virus programs but it won't let me. It wouldn't even let me go to this page. I am having to use another PC to do this. If you can help in any way I would greatly appreciate it.

BTW it is a Dell laptop running vista.

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#2 bryanboonern

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:00 PM

Ok, so I just heard from the person that I got this from. She said it is called the Koobface virus. Just a little more info in case you can help.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:21 PM

start windows in safe mode with networking this should start windows without loading the virus. then goto http://www.avira.com and download antivir it's free and one of the best antiviruses around. then goto http://www.superantispyware.com and download their free spyware killer program it's another great program. run them both from safe mode and then once again after that with a normal boot. let me know how it went

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:49 AM

I am afraid it won't be this easy. Before I do this I would like a little more info. This is a thread where someone had a similar problem and his fix seemed much more difficult than this.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...amp;hl=koobface

Can someone please help?

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:56 AM

Some Helpfull Links
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http://www.spywarevoid.com/koobface.html

http://www.bing.com/search?q=KoobFace.html&FORM=HPNTDF

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 03:09 PM

Well since no staff member is going to reply, I guess I will just do as directed and try to get some antivirus loaded on the computer and see what happens. Wish me well. I hope I don't screw something up.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:31 AM

This forum has been absolutely no help. Thanks for nothing.




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