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#1 halfahotdog

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:16 AM

Hello,

I was trying to clean up my computer and was running various spyware and adware programs when I noticed everytime I open a Word Document a prompt opens which begins to download Microsoft Office.

Please help. I thank you very much in advance.

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:20 PM

Do you mean that the office program on your computer attempts to open?
What malware are you trying to remove? What are the symptoms?
What program(s) have you used to remove the malware?
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 halfahotdog

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 10:27 AM

Thanks for your help anyway, I restored by pc to factory settings with the recovery wizard.

But what I meant was, each time I tried to open a filed Word document, the document did not open but instead a
prompt came on the screen that said Microsoft Office was being installed. Was that a macro virus? It happened
to each of my word docs that I tried to open.

Also, one of the online virus scanners said that I had a virus (I think) named openpass.exe. Do you know what
that does to the computer? Did someone get all of my passwords and now has access to all of my financials
on the net?

Thanks,
Halfahotdog (I will be a quarter of a hot dog when my husband finds out about this mess)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 11:01 AM

Comments from the web:
Shows passwords overwrited by *. Finding it on your computer means that your computer is infected with Trojan and crucial data could be endangered or even lost.
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This malicious application is a trojan, but not a password capturer. Open Pass specializes in one thing: it simply operates with login fields of many computers. When a user enters his or her password in such fields, this spyware doesn't allow the computer to make it invisible by showing '*' symbols. This method may often lead to losses of different private information, that's why detecting and removing Open Pass as soon as possible would be a wise decision.
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The following behaviors have been observed for this object:
Installs programs.
Deletes programs.
Invokes dll components.
Creates Run Keys.
Runs other programs.
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It is always a good idea to change passwords after a serious infection. You never know for sure what was on your computer or what info was passed on.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:01 PM

Thanks Buddy215.

After I found this trojan, I used the Recovery Wizard and stripped my pc down to factory installation status.

Would this have totally removed the openpass.exe?

Thanks,
h

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:28 PM

Best way to find if any malware is on your computer is to run these top of the line programs. Here are the links to Kaspersky online scanner and Super Antispyware. You can use the Super Antispyware program that is free for home users. It is a great program and all you have to do is update every week or so.

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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