the raceace post wasMy laptop just became infected with some unknown malware. I am logging in from my desktop seeking a solution.
I am running Windows Vista Home Edition. I use Google Chrome as a browser.
The first indication of a problem came up in the system tray where an icon came up that looks like the Norton Antivirus shield. (I don't have Norton on this laptop). A pop up window came up stemming from this icon that says
"Windows Security Alert. Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now."
The few grammatical errors were a clue. Then a window popped up with the name "Antivir Solution Pro" and looked like it was performing a scan. When trying to close, it asks "Are you sure ? Your PC will not be protected against spyware." 2 choices below, "Yes, continue unprotected" and "No, purchase full version"
When closing the pop up window that looks like the program another window pops up with "Antivirus software alert" again with the fake looking shield logo.
I attempted to surf over to Trend Micro's Housecall to beging a scan. I am unable to surf to any website that may be of any assistance, cannot go to google and security windows pop up saying that chrome is infected. There is another window that popped up in the lower right corner with the little fake shield logo that says:
"Antivirus software alert
INFILTRATION ALERT Virus Attack
Your computer is being attacked by an internet virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trogan - dropper or similar.
Attack from:188.8.131.52, port 4703
Attacked port: 29484
Do you want block this attack ?
Again grammar errors indicate it is part of the problem.
When going to Internet Explorer to surf for a solution, it limits access there and continues to try to open windows to places like "porn.com" "viagra.com" "porn.org" "adult.com" etc. By this time I had right clicked and pulled the computer offline and began looking for a solution on another computer.
Additionally, the error message that comes up in Google Chrome says, "Internet Explorer Warning" - "visiting this web site may harm your computer!"
Interesting since it is chrome and not IE.
The links on that page point to "http://antiviractive.com/purchase?pgid=4&r=57.5]http://antiviractive.com/purchase?pgid=4&r=57.5" [/i][/b]I SUPPOSE MY CASE IS A BIT DIFFERENT
In my case
1. It is Windows XP professional and IE is the web search
2. virus protector is Symantec end point protection
3. I have restarted the computer
4. On restart the following appears
Error loading C:|WINNT\iwoxuqotolixaqa/dll
The specified mode could not be found
then from the folllowing appears
X Windows security alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.
Without touching anything the following appears at the bottom right corner of the screen
Antivirus software alert
INFILTRATION ALERT virus attack
Your computer is being attacked ..etc ..
Attack from 184.108.40.206, port 47407
Attacked port: 8836
Do you want to block this attack?
then again touching nothing
a scan starts
Antivir Solution Pro scan
even trying to stop it the scan proceeds and finds viruses
then a message in the middle of the screen
Antivirus software alert
ATTENTION ! SPYWARE ALERT (there is a shield with a !)
it refers to 34 serious threats etc
If the OK is clicked you are taken to the antiviractive .com/purchase?pgid=4&r=57.4 web addreess
clicking home just goes back to the
Internet Explorer warning - visiting this site may harm your computer
it is possible to get rid of the messages but the browser comes up with the same message
and the antivirus alert reappears with a different attack from and attacked port
and the same bankerboxA
than the other sites mentioned by raceace start appearing without and clicking of anything
and can't get further than that
any help would be rellly appreciated