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#1 Jim-Ed

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

I have just finished scanning with mailwarebytes and Spybot, and Superantispyware and they all found bad entries. which is very unusual for me. I let them clean, and scanned again and rebooted and seems to be clean. My ? might be,,,I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials (Kept updated and scanned regularly and wonder why they got through. I intended to use Avira free, but during the install was advised by Avira to uninstall my Spybot and Spywareblaster. I have ALWAYS used these two, not the immunize feature of SpyBot tho. Would someone like to recommend a solution please...Thanks...Jim Ed By the way the Trojan came in with Softonic down-loader...

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

1) You should not use two anti virus apps simultaneously. If you intend to use Avira you should uninstall MSE (though I would keep MSE and forget Avira).

2) SypBot is old school and pretty much worthless. I'd uninstall it. MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware are the current best of breed.

3) Exactly what did your scans reveal? I'm guessing they were tracking cookies and the like - essentially benign items that anti virus apps don't care about.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

Hi -
Just to add with Allan , You will have a record of these scans to show results -
Malwarebytes has a tab at the top listed as LOGS and your scan results are kept there, while S.A.S. has View Scan Logs listed at the bottom.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for your reply,,,Yes I learned the hard way about trying to run multiple virus apps. I was only intending to run Avira, but will surely take your advice and stick with MSE. ....Thanks a lot, Much appreciated...Jin Ed,,,,,,I thought I knew how to add attachments, but guess not,,,I did not see where....Thanks again...

SuperAntiSpyware findings

Adware.Tracking Cookie
pluckit.demandmedia.com [ C:\USERS\JETT\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\G2DX0229.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
1a-do-not-track-plus.com [ C:\USERS\JETT\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\G2DX0229.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]

Adware.SoftonicDownloader
C:\USERS\JETT\DESKTOP\IMAGING APPS\EASY CAPTURE\SOFTONICDOWNLOADER_FOR_EASYCAPTURE.EXE



MailWareBytes Findings

Files Detected: 1
C:\Users\Jett\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp4751634.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.



SpyBot Findings

BabyLon.Toolbar

W3i.lQ5.fraud

Toolbar.Facemood







1) You should not use two anti virus apps simultaneously. If you intend to use Avira you should uninstall MSE (though I would keep MSE and forget Avira).

2) SypBot is old school and pretty much worthless. I'd uninstall it. MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware are the current best of breed.

3) Exactly what did your scans reveal? I'm guessing they were tracking cookies and the like - essentially benign items that anti virus apps don't care about.



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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:46 PM

C:\Users\Jett\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp4751634.exe (Trojan.Dropper)
BabyLon.Toolbar
W3i.lQ5.fraud
Toolbar.Facemood
Remember to always Check for updates prior to any scan, but you seem to be OK now :)

These should have cleaned out any problems as long as they were all removed -
S.A.S only removed the Tracking Cookies related to some bits (nothing)

Any other problems, please always post back -

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

Thanks,,,I am at ease now ,,,,Could I ask if there is a tutorial for using forum and where it might be. I need to learn to use attachments and the correct way to do things....regards...Jim Ed Feel free to message me if it is not cool to ask here...Thanks again....






C:\Users\Jett\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp4751634.exe (Trojan.Dropper)
BabyLon.Toolbar
W3i.lQ5.fraud
Toolbar.Facemood
Remember to always Check for updates prior to any scan, but you seem to be OK now :)

These should have cleaned out any problems as long as they were all removed -
S.A.S only removed the Tracking Cookies related to some bits (nothing)

Any other problems, please always post back -

Thank You -



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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Thanks,,,I am at ease now ,,,,Could I ask if there is a tutorial for using forum and where it might be. I need to learn to use attachments and the correct way to do things....regards...Jim Ed Feel free to message me if it is not cool to ask here...Thanks again....


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hi -
Just one item (it may be in Union_Thugs links already but ........
When you reply to an answer, it is always better to use the ADD REPLY Tab rather than the Quote Tab unless you refer to one specific item.

All the added large quotes in a topic can make the answers a bit hard to find at times -

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:02 AM

Thanks for the replies and links. I will read and hopefully learn.... Much appreciated....Jim Ed

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:46 AM

Thanks, I am trying to wrap my little brain around some of these as I go. Very much appreciate all replies and help....Jim Ed




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