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New Email Virus or Could be Old? Help

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#1 Tomligon05


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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:18 PM

Alright heres what happened

MSN: Someone sent me a message saying WTF! this looks just like you with a link in it. So i was dumb and clicked on the link. It put a program on my desktop now i really got dumb and started it up. And now my computer started sending the Link to everyone else and they got it.

AIM: My aim kept loading up and sending it to everyone too, so i unistalled thinking that would get rid of all this problem. (WRONG) It just made it worst. Now an error comes up saying your Aim does not support the hyperlink on this current version or something similar and it keeps coming up you would put cancel then 5 seconds later it comes up again.

Norton: The worst of this ordeal. My Norton anti virus and internet secruity wont load up and says its missing parts. That really makes me mad.

Alright i have no clue what virus this is.
Heres what ive done so far-

Ran Computer and Safe mode then ran Full system scan with norton and mcafee spyware scan. No good-

Looked in task manager for any unusual programs i only found a few like dumbprep.exe but ended those- no good.

So please help me.. this is a Emachine T5026 and OS is Windows Xp Home.


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Posted 26 August 2005 - 09:07 PM

You can only have one resident AV program working at a time. Was the McAffee scan net based? If so, its ok.

Here is a list of other programs which may help you get rid of spyware, other malware and viruses.

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions (only one firewall can be used at a time but both of these are superior to the Windows XP firewall because unlike XP's, they provide both incoming and outgoing protection). If you choose one of these, load it and then shut off the XP firewall after the new firewall is installed and configured.

Free Zone Alarm SE: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/comp...;NONE?lid=ho_za

Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware (you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Avast Anti-virus freeware

Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several althouhj obviously not at the same time)

*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

*the two most important to have!

Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

A˛ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.

online trojan scans here -

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

Windows Security Trojanscan

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware or

If after running the most current updated versions of AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy you do not experience significant improvement, download and load Hijack This exactly as per the instructions given below.

Unless you are an expert in altering, editing or modifying the registry do not attempt to use “Hijack This” without expert assistance which you can get by following the instructions below:
How to submit a Hijack This log

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