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#1 lil-lawz


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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:43 PM

Have recently got AVG free addition and have scanned etc, so far (at 45 mins) its found over 6000+ infected files in the same place c:\Documents and Settings\Users|Complete...
I'm guessing it's something to do with P2P we have. After looking round the forums, I was just wondering if there's a temporary quick fix to this without having to download HJT, and would it be recommended to uninstall the P2P asap (its limewire)

Any help would be fab!

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 04:42 PM

Hi lil-lawz and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,

With all those infected files,the best thing you can do for your computer is post a Hijackthis log in our HijackThis Log and Analysis Forum.

Before you do, please read and follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A HijackThis Log.

Our HJT is very busy right now. So it may take a few days before someone can take a look at your log.

Good Luck.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 11:25 PM

Did AVG place all the files it detected into its vault? The vault is a safe environment for containing infected files and further investigation of suspicious ones. Afterwards, you can safely delete them. If AVG could not remove all these files, then I suggest you follow TMacK's instructions for posting a hijackthis log.

BTW, if your running Win XP/2000, you can compliment your AVG anti-virus by using AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.
(This is Ewdio 4.0 renamed. If you already have Ewido installed, please update to this version which has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware.) Be sure to print out and follow the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions for performing a scan in "SAFE MODE".

Using any P2P file-sharing program is a security risk. Even if you use a spyware-free P2P application, you still have to contend with the possibility of downloading malicious files from unknown sources and infecting your system. P2P networks have infected files on them and a number of them have malware that is included with their software. Using P2P software makes you susceptible to a smorgasbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:40 AM

I have used limewire for about a year or so now, And I really haven't had any issues with infected files, mostly by luck, and by the fact that I don't use it every chance I need a song,

if anything I would recommend you get rid of limewire and invest in torrents (torrentspy.com) or something to that nature, Torrents, is a much safer environment to download from because you can visit comments aobut certain files to see if htey are in fact what they are or if they're infected iwth some sort of virus, its a lot better than regular P2P searching, and its a lot more effective in getting whta you want, just need to rely on people sharing is all,

That's just my recommendation, if limewire is the cause of all these infections Id definitely be looking somewhere else

Or I would more htan likely invest in seeing what exactly eveyrone is downloading and commenting on things such as downloading files that only have 1 person, etc..lol In my expereince most viruses on limewire come from the one file that only has one person as a sharer, But tha'ts just my opinion really, cna be taken as anything

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:18 AM

Many thanks guys, i'll attempt to get round to doing all of that hopefully soon! Annoying it happening at Christmas time! I'll post again if it works, here's hoping :thumbsup:

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