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#1 abetoni

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:07 PM

I made the stupid mistake of downloading a movie that required "3WPlayer". Immediately after I downloaded that player the nightmare began. Does anyone have any solution?

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:29 PM

Found the info below on Wikipedia. The info is unverified though.

3wplayer is a rogue media player software application bundled with trojans that can infect computers running Microsoft Windows. It is designed to exploit users who download video files, instructing them to download and install the program in order to view the video. The 3wplayer is infected with Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.en according to Kaspersky Anti-virus.

The 3wplayer employs a form of social engineering to infect computers. Desirable video files, such as recent movies, are released via BitTorrent or other distribution channels. These files resemble conventional AVI files, but are engineered to display a message when played on most media player programs, instructing the user to visit the 3wplayer website and download the software to view the video. The program is bundled with malware that has various undesirable effects, including attempting to disable anti-virus software.
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Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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