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#1 cjinca

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:25 AM

I have windows xp. I received an email this morning from facebook. It was a message notification. Not awake yet, I didn't notice the format was different than other such notices. It had a subject but instead of the body of message, it had a link. The same message and link are in my facebook inbox. Person is legit, an old friend. But link took me to a new browser window saying that my computer was in danger, red trojan flashes on what looked to be 'my computer' page, etc. After several cancel attemtpts, I succumbed and downloaded the file. But I didn't open/run it. I'm finishing up an Avira scan and it's detected nothing.

Can someone scan/view this link safely and tell me what it is, what I need to do? I won't include link until I'm given the go ahead. Thinking it might give the bad guys access to my fb account.

Much thanks in advance...cj

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:22 PM

You can always check sites using:I also you recommend you do this even though your anti-virus said you were clean.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • 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 definition 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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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