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Possible Internet Security 2010/trojan.win32/worm.win32.netsky/TrojanSPM/LZ

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#1 type3


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:50 PM

It appears that I may have the Internet Security 2010/trojan.win32/worm.win32.netsky/TrojanSPM/LZ (or whatever it's called) virus on my laptop and would greatly appreciate your assistance. When I turned it on, it started giving me the below "Spyware Alert!" message followed by the below "WARNING" message after I logged in. My desktop background had NOT changed, as I've seen other people report. I (stupidly) tried to start removal of the virus without your assistance by deleting some of the suspected files. Now, when I login, it immediately logs off. (This happens regardless if I "Start Windows Normally" or go into "Safe Mode") Obviously, before I can post/attach a DDS or HJT log and begin the process of removing the malware, I will need assistance getting logged in. Thanks in advance for your assistance.


Spyware Alert!

Security Warning!

Worm.Win32.NetSky detected on your machine.
This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and Active-x
The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers e-mails
from your local computer and re-distributes itself.
In worst cases this worm can allow attachers to access your
computer, stealing passwords and personal data.
Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous.

Type: Virus
System Affected: Windows 2000, NT, ME, XP, Vista, 7
Security Risk (0-5): 5
Recomendations: It is necessary to perform a full system scan.



Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on
your computer that may infect executable files. You private
information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted
spyware and keep your computer safe you need update your
current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion
detection system (IDS software)

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:04 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum so we can get you started. ~ OB
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

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#3 michael_t


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:29 AM


I got the same problem yesterday - with the added complication that I'm running RAID5 array and the computer now is not even recognising the hard drives. Can't even attempt an OS reinstall or recover! Will be watching thread with interest

Michael :thumbsup:)

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:24 PM


Now for the hard and frustrating part: waiting.

Now that you have posted a log, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days, up to two weeks perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

regards, Elise

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