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#1 DaChew

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:53 PM

I have fought this bugger 3 or 4 times, and it's buddies that it brings along, it keeps changing/evolving

Yesterday I went where google had warned me not to go, but had installed all critical updates for xpsp2 and IE6 and no telling how many patches and damned if it didn't install right away?

hxxp://www.google.com/interstitial?url=htt....kohit.net/_/33

Mod Edit: Disabled active link to malware site.

Edited by quietman7, 21 May 2007 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:33 PM

Follow Quietman7's instructions in the post in the link below. You will need to run the Vundo fix found in that post, also.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry524949


If the link you posted leads to a malware infested site, please edit and remove.
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#3 DaChew

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:55 PM

the link is not active and my post was about why, not how to fix?
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:33 PM

MS patches, and updates will not block all malicious software from installing on your computer.
That's what your Antivirus, and Anti-spyware applications are for, and even they won't protect you from everything, due to the ever evolving nature of malware.
It changes faster than the anti-malware vendors, can keep up with it.
Read this article, by Grinler:
How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!
also, this one:
Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

The best advice, is to keep your anti-malware apps updated with the latest definitions, and practice safe surfing habits, which includes staying away from sites that you are warned about, being bad.

Also, the link buddy215 posted, does work.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:15 AM

buddy215 said

If the link you posted leads to a malware infested site, please edit and remove.


I said

the link is not active


Is firefox immune to this crud? or the best approach is fixing IE?

I used to run teatimer but it could conflict with XP and norton's and hose a computer faster than malware

Or if you just want to vent about a PC invasion


rant off

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I apologize for being vague, rogueremover and vundo came up clean

Edited by DaChew, 21 May 2007 - 05:37 AM.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:49 AM

I interpreted your first post as asking for help in removing "Outerinfo". I still don't know what the link in your first post is to.

Using Firefox with the NoScript Extension will protect against driveby malware infections. It is also a lot safer because most malware takes advantage of IE and activex which Firefox doesn't use.

The best defense against malware is YOU. Avoid clicking on links in emails, IMs, popular sites such as MySpace and visiting known dangerous sites such as porn and gambling sites. No program or patch can keep you from clicking on a bad link.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 07:36 AM

I will test FF with the extension, unfortunately my clients tend to go where they shouldn't no matter how much I preach to them.

Gambling and porn are pretty well taken care of but this google study showing so many web sites infected and all the time I have spent cleaning this crap up off computers isn't very encouraging. Myspace has become real popular, never use it myself.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:27 AM

I have spent cleaning this crap up off computers isn't very encouraging. Myspace has become real popular,

QuickTime exploit steals MySpace passwords
QuickSpace: MySpace Tracker Launch by QuickTime
New MySpace Nasty
MySpace Pushing Ads for malware: WinAntiVirus, Drive Cleaner
New MySpace Phish using CSS
Myspace Users Hit By Hacker Virus
Myspace Ad Served Spyware To A Million Computers
Phishing Attack Targets Myspace Users
Myspace Xss Quicktime Worm
Myspace Phishing Alert
Malicious videos open dangerous attack vector (to YouTube and MySpace users)
Zango Adware Found On MySpace
Bogus YouTube clip on Myspace installs Zango Cash
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