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Infected by Worm?? or some virus?


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#1 triple_j

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

I recently was infected by a virus(worm), did a scan, detected it, removed it, but still am infected I believe. I am running winXP SP3, Avast, malwarebytes, spybot and superantispyware. I recently installed comodo firewall free (after virus removal). The problem I believe is a worm. It has attached itself to my contacts list and has been sending itself out. I did a boot scan and it detected the virus. I moved it to the chest, then removed it from my system. Unfortunately, I did not write down the name of virus (worm) because I thought I had fixed the problem. NOT!!! Now I am just looking for other ideas. I ran another boot scan and nothing was detected, but I am still receiving emails about the problem. Any ideas? On a side note, I keep my email address as a contact for work purposes thats how I found out about the virus. Any how...I could use some guidance. Thanks John

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 03:58 PM

Some type of virus (or worm) has infected my machine, and has been sending itself via email using my yahoo contacts list. I am running Win XP SP3, Avast, MBAM, SAS, Spybot and recently added comodo firewall (after infection). When I first realized I was infected I ran a boot scan which found a virus. I cleaned out the virus, deleted old restore points, ran another scan and everything was clean. Unfortunately, I removed the virus before writing it down, thinking I was all set. But people on my contacts list have been replying advising me they are still receiving emails (about 4 a day - subject line blank, text body blank with just a link) plus I am receiving the MAILER-DAEMON message regarding undeliverable emails. I have deleted my contacts list and changed my password with no change. I could use some help since I am at a loss. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 October 2010 - 10:42 PM.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:42 PM

Hello,

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