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I suspect my laptop's been infected

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#1 ehpohnim


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:07 AM

Dear Bleeping Computer,

3 days ago, Mozilla Firefox redirected some of my google searches to unrelated sites (and sometimes back to the Google main page). Then, AVG Antivirus Free started coming up with Warning signs on Trojan Horse SHeur3.BCRM and Trojan Horse SHeur3.BCRH (and I believe a Generic Trojan Horse appeared once). Some of the infections found by AVG was sent to the virus vault, while others were inaccessible. I then run SUPER AntiSpyware and clicked on the option to remove all threats it has found.

Things escalated when Mozilla Firefox refused to work and a page came up saying "The Proxy Server is refusing connections". Strange thing is it allows "https ports" like https://mail.google.com/, but is not accepting anything else. Internet Explorer was having the same problems and came up with not being able to connect with various ports like https, http, ftn... I played around with Firewall until a friend told me to turn it back on and change the LAN settings of Internet Explorer so I could get quickly back onto the internet, as I have assignments to complete. And that is how I managed to come back onto Bleeping Computer for help.

Is it okay for me to leave it as it is now by just using Internet Explorer and leaving Mozilla Firefox unattended to(as its still not working). My Firewall is back on with the tick on "ON" and "Don't allow exceptions". I realise its risky not attending to it but I really need to complete these assignments soon. My question is that if I leave the Firewall on with limited exceptions, will it allow me more time and stop the attack from the trojans before I backup and dedicate more hours to battling the infections my laptop has?

Thank you very much for your patience and kind assistance.

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