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Sent a virus link on purpose?


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#1 Kitty55

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

I've received an email from someone I don't trust at all. It had no message just a link to a website

h t t p://hoteldwarkaresidency.com/kmbre.php?nbg=dklmdb

it goes to a page that says youve been sent here by a friend or something similar and then anti virus stopped it going further.
The email was not sent to a huge list of people from the senders inbox, it was only sent to me and a very close friend of the sender (who used to build computers and knows a great deal about them).
Is it likely this email was sent on purpose? Is there anyway I can prove this? What was the likely aim of a virus like this - to hack my email or just crash my whole computer?

Edit: Link to deceptive website deactivated to prevent anyone from inadvertently getting infected. Please do not visit that site without adequate malware protection enabled.~ Animal

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

I strongly suggest you do not click on links or open an attachment in email. If you feel you must use the Challenge / Response system
Send them a email asking if they sent it, and what it is about, If they reply and that reply makes you feel secure then Open the attachment or click on the link.
Just to be safe run a virus scan.

I can't think of any valid reason to send a email with just a link in it.

They may have an infection on their system.
Their Email may have been hacked.
Their email address as sender may have been spoofed.

No way to tell what it would do.

Google results here: http://www.scumware.org/report/174.120.240.58

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Edited by rotor123, 17 July 2012 - 04:12 PM.

Fortune Cookie says: Fortune not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Unfortunately this person is very likely to send a virus on purpose I just need help to prove it.
I always thought when a virus wasn't sent on purpose by the sender it would be sent as an attachment and that it would be sent to everyone in the senders address book, not just 2 people. Unfortunately as I said he has a lot more knowledge of computers than I do

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

I doubt you can prove it. Just never click on links like that and you might want to get a all clear from our malware removal section since you did click on it.
Possible Malware problems? Take a look at these two forums. Only post in one. The first link will usually be sufficient for most users.

Am I Infected What do I do? No DDS, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum.

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Fortune Cookie says: Fortune not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Sent from my All-In-One Desktop. Perfect for Internet, Not for heavy usage or gaming however.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

As we are here in AM I Infected..

Please run these.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.


Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Posted Image and save it to your desktop.
  • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.
Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
  • If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: 4. Issues.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.

-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, go to Start > All Programs > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware folder > Tools > click on Malwarebytes Chameleon and follow the onscreen instructions. The Chameleon folder can be accessed by opening the program folder for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (normally C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware).
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