Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Windows Vista using Spybot and Webroot


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Spike52

Spike52

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

Just had my computer cleaned; had Spybot installed and using Webroot SecureAnywhere.  I scan daily and continue to remain virus free...until this morning I noticed that Spybot keeps showing Virtumonde.sdn and Virtumonde.dll.  I am extremely cautious of what sites I visit as I don't want to go through the pains and expense of another cleaning.  Please help...



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,905 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

Which version of Spybot are you using? Spybot 2 + AV (Home & Pro), Spybot 2 Free, Spybot S&D

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D (or Ad-Aware) due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products). Further, most people don't understand how to use Spybot's TeaTimer and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. If you don't have understanding how a particular security tool works, then you probably should not be using it. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and in some cases it will even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.

More effective alternatives are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 noknojon

noknojon

  • Banned
  • 10,871 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:02 PM

Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/521846/windows-vista-infected/

I think these 2 posts seem related, and I have asked for an answer from the poster -

 

Regards -



#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,905 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

The member names are similar but they have different emails and join dates.
Spike52 - Member Since 06 Jan 2014
spike27 - Member Since 08 Jun 2010
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#5 Spike52

Spike52
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

I am using Spy-Bot Search and Destroy 1.6.2



#6 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,905 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

Then I recommend you uninstall it...then download/install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform a scan.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#7 Spike52

Spike52
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:58 AM

Thank you so much for all of your assistance!  I HIGHLY recommend Bleeping to everyone; especially since 99.9% of the time you can find the solution to your situation as posted by others. 



#8 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,905 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:02 AM

Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:02 AM

You're welcome and thank you for the kind words.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users