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#1 mhuggins

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:06 PM

i have the worm W32/Sdbot.EFG.worm
i downloaded stinger and this virus wasn't listed in the ones that it was looking for. is there anything else that i can download?

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:43 PM

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
ewido security suite - offers protection against urgently growing threats like Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
Spywareblaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 01:36 PM

Hi mhuggins,

I didn't see you mention running an antivrus. If you don't have one installed, my advice for your first step would be to install one and then run it in safe mode. Then follow TG1911's good advice.

Here are some good free ones:

Antivir
Avast Free
AVG Free
Bitdefender Free

The free online scans are good, but not as good as having an AV installed on your machine.

Even if you do have an antivirus installed, these bot worms have become very proficient at disabling security software. These things are very hard for scanning software to remove. They continuously morph, so the AV companies have a hard time keeping up with which files and settings need to be removed. They commonly run as a service, which AV software has a hard time dealing with. And they oftentimes install a rootkit that hides whatever files it wants to hide, making it very stealthy.

So my advice would be to go straight to posting a HijackThis log. And if you don't have a firewall installed, get one. Your computer is now on a bot net communicating with other infected computers. All personal information stored on your computer is in jeopardy.

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