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#1 driftingmy85

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 03:49 PM

I downloaded a malwared fake active x contol update that gave me some kind of trojan I think.
My searches resulted in this
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/...r-ver-2.03.html
I downloaded adaware and ran it. deleted everything it brought up.
Then I did a system restore back to a few hours before I downloaded the suspected virus.

Do you think I'm safe from this threat?

Thanks

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

Edited by Animal, 31 December 2006 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:31 AM

Are you having any problems with your pc like browser redirecting to unwanted sites, pop up alerts advising your computer is infected, etc?
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 04:14 AM

That's what it was doing, instantly.
Now it seems to be back to normal.
Except for one thing...
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b111/Muz...8/weirdicon.jpg
I'm not sure if I had the first icon before this event took place.
Does anyone recognize it?
It does nothing, right click does open and create shortcut but open doesn't do anything.
Everything else checks out as back to normal.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:45 AM

The icon does not look familar to me. See How to remove an invalid icon in the Control Panel?

I know you said that you used Ad-aware and system restore to roll back but I would do some further scans to ensure nothing else is hiding out.

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users.
If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.

If your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "SAFE MODE".
(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.

Then perform this online Virus scan: Trend Micro Housecall <- Use "Autoclean" and manually delete what it can't clean.
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]
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