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Latest facebook Koobface variant...

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:47 AM

I have been approached by a number of coworkers who have fallen victim to the latest koobface variant circulating on facebook.
those who have made attempts to remove it have failed, this includes several who have PAID "techs" to attempt the removal.
Is there anything known to stop and remove this latest variant that i can pass along to the unfortunate?

more information as i can get it.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:49 PM

several of my friends have also been 'infected' with this worm. more info:

subject gets an email from within a social network site (facebook...hence koobface, myspace, or any of the others), from a friend they know, inviting them to watch a video.... either on youtube or facebook video are the ones i've been invited to, however the link obviously doesn't take them to youtube, it takes them to something like www.34232432ueriwo.youtube.342432.com so to some people it looks legit...when subject gets there, it asks you to download a 'flash update' or a 'video codec'. kazaaaaam! subject is now infected. people with norton have told me that norton pops up and stops them downloading it.... people with mcafee haven't had the same luck... and have been infected.

the person i know with mcafee said she updated mcafee, removed the virus, and is 'all=set' but, today i'm getting more video invite emails from her...

anyone know a surefire method of getting rid of this sucker yet?

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