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#1 shiblee

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:24 PM

Greetings to the Community here.........

Sad to see so many people are suffering from the same pain. Recently my laptop (O/S: Windows XP, Professional Version) has been attacked by the following virus: "iworm_attck_v122.02a", an urgent stem message keeps bleeping (popping) up. Irritating, to say the least. And yes, my browser has been "hijacked" too; none other than a company webpage -- syssecurity.net. Things are incredibly slow -- startup, opening regular (MS) programs, etc.

I am not a savvy computer person, just use mostly Microsoft Applications; have tried all kinds of free shareware -- ad removal, bot removal, spywares, etc. Trying to Uninstall SystemDoctor 2006 right now, everything seems to be frozen, unresponding! I am in desperate need of being able to use my laptop soon since I will be laid off from my job in the next few days. I do need to update my resume, start sending it via e-mail, etc.

Any help to remove this abovementioned help will be genuinely appreciated. I am thinking of reformatting my entire hard drive, then re-installing Windows XP; however, that may be an expensive proposition. With unemployment looming so near, things do seem a bit helpless.

Can you blame me?


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Posted 29 July 2006 - 05:22 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer shiblee

From what you are describing here, it appears you have several different infections on your system. We have a self-help section for removing common malware.

Please see the self-help tutorial How To Remove Systemdoctor 2006.

When you have done that, print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Then please download, install and update Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
Print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.

Go here and follow the instructions for using SmitfraudFix. Read "How to create/extract a ZIP File in Win ME/XP/2003" if your not sure how to do this.

After using the tool reboot again in "SAFE MODE" and Clean out your Temporary Internet files as follows:
  • Quit Internet Explorer and quit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
  • On the General tab, click "Delete Files" under Temporary Internet Files.
  • In the Delete Files dialog box, tick the "Delete all offline content check box", and then click "OK".
  • On the General tab, click "Delete Cookies" under Temporary Internet Files, and then click "OK".
  • Click on the Programs tab then click the Reset Web Settings button. Click "Apply" then "OK".
  • Click "OK".
Next Click Start, click Control Panel and then double-click Display. Click on the Desktop tab, then click the Customize Desktop button. Click on the Web tab. Under Web Pages you should see a checked entry called Security info or something similar. If it is there, select that entry and click the Delete button. Click "Ok" then "Apply" and "Ok".

Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

Then scan with Ewido per the instructions you printed out and reboot back to normal mode.
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