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Paypal pop-up requesting private info

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#1 geekomatic


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:09 AM

Hi everyone,

Firstly- thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this for me.

I'm helping a friend with a strange pop-up. Specs are:

Compaq laptop running W7 Home Prem. 250GB drive/2GB RAM- typical low-end machine.

He'd had McAfee on for a few months- reported no issue w/it until this week when, if he tried to open it, got only a blank white box where the program window should be. He tried to uninstall it to do a re-install- but even the uninstall window was blank.

At about the same time, he had tried to log in to his Paypal account & a pop-up window presented itself asking for private banking details. Thankfully he called me & I told him to stop using the laptop until I could get antivirus on & scanned- which I did. 4 were detected and moved to the vault using Avira:

TR/Kazy.14517.41 trojan
JAVA/Exdoer.BN JAva virus
TR/VBKyrpt.cyxu trojan
TR/Kazy.14517.41 trojan (same name but from diff location)

I did run HJT- found a few things that looked odd- and I'm no expert...I fixed missing files and the rest look legit (to my untrained eyes).
I checked the hosts file & only have loopback

When my friend logs in to Paypal on my Linux machine- this pop-up isn't there- so I know it's the laptop itself.

How should I proceed? Screen shot of pop-up attached. Thanks!

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#2 geekomatic

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:35 AM


Has anyone here ever heard of this from PayPal?

Odder still is that I believe the true site (behind the pop-up in the photo) is the actual, legit site...

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