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WhatsApp Virus / IE now running in background in Task Manager

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#1 Wee But n Ben

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

Well, I fell for it and opened the WhatsApp voice message waiting email.  It opened up a zip file, with an .exe file and that's when I ran into all of my problems.  Browser (Google Chrome) started opening various random sites.  I ran Malwarebytes and had two Email.Trojan items that were put into quarantine.  I ran AVG which came up with nothing.  I ran ComboFix and CCleaner as well.  I don't know if I got rid of the virus however.  I have an administrative and guest side to my computer.  When I open the guest side and try to get my yahoo mail, the site comes up, but it won't work correctly (it looks odd, no images, when I click on mail, it does nothing).  From there, I went to my task manager and see that internet explorer is running in the background with mysterious sites and I don't have ie opened.  I'm not sure if this is related in any way to the WhatsApp virus, but I do know that I never had ie running in the background before I opened the .exe file.  Any suggestions or advice?  Thank you in advance.

Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum, due to the absence of any malware logs in the topic. ~ Animal

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:00 PM



Same here. Planning to reimage the machine but would prefer to have a solution because I think I will hear about more of these from friends and relatives. (I wasn't supposed to be that stupid but......)



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:39 PM

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