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malware 'Essential Cleaner'

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#1 brionboru21


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:59 AM

Whilst browsing the net I received a system alert advising that my computer was infected and the only cure was to buy a programme - which was not available. Esential Cleaner (EC) slowed down all attempts to access my protection - Paretologic health advisor, XoftSpySE, then Spybot and refused access to malwarebytes. I attempted to access paretologic support on line but as soon as I hit the enter key it disconnected and switched off my internet connection. ( This is via an Orange Dongle) After many attempts I gained net access and found rkill which I downloaded and ran. I then updated malwarebytes and ran that. It found NO infections!
I am concerned that when I reboot my computer it will find traces of EC which will then reinfect my system. How can I protect against this?

Malwarebytes Log - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 6526

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

07/05/2011 13:46:41
mbam-log-2011-05-07 (13-46-40).txt

Scan type: Full scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 182459
Time elapsed: 35 minute(s), 4 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 07 May 2011 - 09:07 AM.

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#2 johro404


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:11 AM

Here's the experience I had yesterday. I don't seem to have any lingering effects from this malware.


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