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Nasty virus gave me Win 7 Security 2012


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#1 itsthek

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

So here's what happened, as best as I can figure, in order to trash my PC (Please note, I'm not SURE this is the cause of my problems, but other than this incident, I wasn't visiting any websites out of the ordinary):

-Log in to Yahoo! Mail

-Open e-mail that looks legitimate, though from a site I haven't been active on in a couple of years

-Go to the ACTUAL site to see if it's a scam, do not click any links inside the e-mail

-E-mail the admins of the site, asking them to delete my account and not send me any more e-mails (Have not received a response yet)

-Have Win 7 Security 2012, and no antivirus to speak of (Prior to this time, I was running Avast! free)

-Get rid of Win 7 malware

-Test for TDSS, do not find it

-Continue to get random unwanted popups on Firefox, such as I have never gotten before.

-Run Malwarebytes every 2-4 days, usually find 3 bits of malware

-re-install Avast! when I notice it's gone (Yes, this happened later. I didn't notice it was no longer installed, idiot me.)

Currently, I'm running a full-system scan, results pending. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any advice?


Avast! keeps finding and blocking a Trojan: "Win32:DNSChanger-VJ"

Quick Scan found 5 infected files, currently running full scan. Files found:

3 instances of Win32:Sirefef-HO
2 instances of Win32:Malware-gen

Edited by itsthek, 25 December 2011 - 03:23 PM.


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#2 boopme

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:19 PM

You will want to be sure this is all removed.
instances of Win32:Sirefef-HO
instances of Win32:Malware-gen

We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Include a link back to this topic.

Let me know if that went well.
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