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#1 Sephora


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Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:47 PM

Hi, My name is Sephora and I am from Romania so if I won't speak very corectly in english, please excuse me. I have an important problem which I don't know how to fix it. The problem is some stupid friend of mine gave me an adress to look on the internet. When I did open I found the surprise that was a page for video porno. Since then, some kind of virus is now on my computer, something like SpyLocked. At first he scanned my computer, acting like he was like a very "good" program for scanning viruses that founded various importants viruses like worms, casalmedia, trojan and I was very worried. When I was trying to delete the viruses, the program - SpyLocked - told me that if I want to use it program I must enter a serial number to be effective the program and delete the viruses. The thing is I hadn't had a serial number so I looked up on the internet to find a serial number but instead I found on a forum something very interesting like:

"SpyLocked is the latest in a series of fake anti-spyware, or rogue anti-spyware, programs. These programs are being distributed through sites hosting Zlob Trojans, which are malware that disguises itself as a video or audio codec that you need to download and install in order to use a particular video or audio file. In reality, though, when you install these Trojans, they will instead show fake security alerts and install the SpyLocked program on to your computer.

When SpyLocked is downloaded to your computer by a Zlob trojan, it will automatically start and act as if it is scanning your computer. It will then provide a list of grossly exagerated and fake results including the actual Zlob Trojan that installed it in the first place. It will then prompt you to purchase the full commercial version of the software before you can remove these items. This is a complete scam, and the results are a tactic used to scare you into purchasing their software. Needless to say, do not purchase it. "

Now I don't know what to think. This is the real VIRUS that it keeps telling me I have to install the program *because I uninstalled it* to erase those "viruses" or it isn't, that it just a program who wants to help me?
The question is what shall I do? How can I erase the icon that stays on the taskbar and announces me on & on? Should I install a anti-virus program such like Bitdefender? Please, tell, I don't know what to do. It's very important.

Thanx. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:39 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Sephora,

Carefully follow the instructions in How to remove SpyLocked and SpywareLocked .
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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:36 AM

Follow the instructions for removal of Spylock linked to above. Spylock is malware that pretends to find bad things on your computer and then get you to spend money to remove them.
If you have any problems following the removal instructions, simply post back here on this thread and our Members can help you.
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#4 Sephora

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:02 PM

Hi again! I am happy to tell you that I solved the problem with the http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry517744 . Thank you for all your help, especially with the site. I am so happy that I had solved the problem... I have another question now: after I erased this it is necessary to install an anti-spyware program or anti-virus program to prevent further problems to the future?
Anyway, thank you very much :trumpet: :flowers: :thumbsup:

Edited by Sephora, 14 May 2007 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:49 PM

If your not having any more problems, you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the 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 sometimes can reinfect your system if you use an old restore point. 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 do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • 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.
  • Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

is necessary to install an anti-spyware program or anti-virus program to prevent further problems to the future?

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See BC's Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps.

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"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
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