Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:38 AM
Hi, I just got an "Anti Vira" popup. I'm assuming that's the name of the virus. It poses as an anti-virus software and starts scanning your computer. I'm running Windows XP, and I've been using Internet Explorer.
I've had viruses like this in the past, and they basically ask you to buy their software to rid the virus they installed themselves in the first place.
I'm surprised I'm able to come online, because previous infections of this type were more vicious, and once, my Windows didn't even start up. With this virus, I just had to click Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and I just terminated the process, and it actually went away for good. And then I went to Tools>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings and Unchecked "Use a Proxy Server."
It was a relief it worked, 'cause my Mozilla Firefox has been deactivated by another virus from the past, and I haven't quite figured out how to get it working again... gah...
I know I'm not in the clear, yet. It was probably more luck, than anything, that the virus didn't attack me with all its might.
I ran R Kill, and this was the log it produced... I guess I'll leave my computer on, 'cause from my knowledge, restarting the computer will only trigger the virus again, and I really don't wanna see what it's fully capable of doing. Hopefully the sneak peak was enough.
Please help me out, anybody.
This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
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Rkill was run on 02/12/2011 at 22:22:17.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:
Rkill completed on 02/12/2011 at 22:22:27.