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System Alert:malware Threats In The Toolbar


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#1 ghostwriter

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 05:59 PM

Morning,

Recently I was bombarded with viruses, spyware etc. Actually I think there were more bad stuff than good on my computer. I was recieving the same alerts as BOB.C (Critical System Error)which would automatically send you to Virusbusters web site. I didn't download the software.
I did download Windows Defender - which did bugger all. Then I tried Spybot - which didn't do much for me either. I updated to Norton 2007 and with great relief, no more evil doings!

My question is; I am still recieving "System Alert:Malware threats" balloon on my toolbar, and would like to know if this is something I should be concerned with? And does anyone know how to get rid of it?

The balloon notifies that my computer is "infected with a back door Trojan that allows the remote attacker to perform various malicious actions". And to click on the balloon to download malware removal software.

If I click on the balloon to close it the rotten thing just keeps popping back up! Aaaagh!

Any info would be great, Thanks

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 24 November 2006 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:11 PM

You need to go here
http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/download.html
download the latest version and run it to find the trogan virus then run Ad-Aware to find any other threats. WARNING IF YOUR COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK THEN REMOVE IT TO PREVENT SPREAD
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:34 PM

God bless your little cotton socks!!!!!

So far so good, alls quiet in the world. I ran, scanned and banned.

Thank you
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:39 PM

Whatever you do, DO NOT go to that site again. Ignore the balloon for now, you are in danger.

I had it recently, it took a long time for me to fully get rid of it, even though I got rid of the balloon within the first few hours (felt like weeks.)

Since I can't tell you what to do, as it's against the rules - follow this tutorial.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/70074/how-to-remove-virusburster-or-virusbursters-removal-instructions/

Best of luck.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:21 PM

Your welcome, I would still sugjest a reqular Ad-aware scan so not to obtain it again
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:03 AM

Since I can't tell you what to do, as it's against the rules - follow this tutorial.

throwthisaway, I'm not sure what your referring to by that comment. Anyway, you did tell ghostwriter what to do by providing him the appropriate BC self-help guide link which I would have done as well.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:25 AM

Your welcome, I would still sugjest a reqular Ad-aware scan so not to obtain it again



Sorry, I should have included that I also used Ad-aware straight after the Trojan remover and am happy to say 24hrs later I'm clean!
I've probably jinxed myself now........

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:40 AM

Throwthisaway, believe me it was never my intention to go to that site in the first, unfortunately, when I right clicked on it out of curiosity - there I was!
That's one lesson I will not forget in a hurry.
I very much appreciate your comments and will definately keep it in mind.

Thank you


Quietman7, my thanks to you as well.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 08:20 AM

If your sure your system is clean you should SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent reinfection from an old restore point. Any malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to set a new RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK".
5. Click the "More Options" Tab.
6. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

Then to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, read:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How to Prevent Spyware".
• "The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:11 PM

Thank you QUIETMAN7, I have set a new Restore Point (first time I have ever done that :thumbsup: ) and I'm a little embarrassed at finding a lot of porn pictures stored on my temp internet file?? I won't go into details but .....:flowers:.......

So again Thank you.

Iv'e also started to print out instructions given etc and keeping them as hard copies, for reference if need later.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:21 AM

Your welcome. :thumbsup:
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