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Do you have Adware, Spyware, Virus/Trojan or a Browser Hijacker?

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by CJC, Nov 21, 2004.

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  1. troman12

    troman12 Regular member

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    Hi
    You seem to have those sites opening right. Like adwave.com and a-d-w-a-r-e.com or something. Run CCleaner and then scan with norton,Microsoft antispyware and also check your hosts file with Microsoft antispyware for that thing. If it is there block it or permanently delete it. And then run another scan with norton.
     
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    hey thanks so much im going to do that now :)
     
  3. hopper393

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    Can I jump in on this thread and get a little knowledge...so that I can help a close friend of mine out....myself I am fairly new to computors...but..
    heres the deal ...she picked up C:\oo.exe
    Trojan horseIRS/BackDoor.SdBot.MYX
    Win32.Rbot.DZS
    atleast thats what avg free version says it is....but can't delete or put in the vault....due to it not letting her have access...also it is useing limewire to go out the door....its starting limewire to open and run on the loading of windows....even with it turned off...uninstalled lime wire...wasnt showing in add and remove programs....but after reboot...it starts lime wire...and still no lime wire in the add and remove ....either windows add and remove ...or showing in CCleaner programs...also when she goes to the task bar and tries to bring up her task manager it wont open...thought might kill the program there long enough to delete or move to vault....help...anybody know a way to get this out....
    One other thing I had her DL F-Secure-F-Bot-cleaner-tool..checked she didn't have restore on so had her run it....memory said nothing found...then went to doing her files...now instead of running all the way out and then haveing her hit a key to exit....it just disappered off her screen....I spent maybe three or four hours with her on the phone trying to help her yesterday...and been trying to find something to get this out ....and when I do...what do I need to help her do to get the task manager to opening up so I can teach her how to use it too....and by the way people ....I will link her into the site and let her read on her own....but will also help walk her through it on the phone while she does it.....
    Let me say thanks a head of time......

    just an old highway tramp
    ----Bill---
     
  4. dude845

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    to remove limewire i'd say go to my computer then to your local disk then find the folder that says programs click that, find limewire and remove it from their.
    as for this trojan try http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp?id=scan

    its a free online virus scan... and pretty powerful...
     
  5. hopper393

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    okay will send her that way...but guess I wasn't quit clear as when I said I had her uninstall lime wire....we also deleted all lime wire folders....not only from the hive but also used windows search and deleted any we missed....and even after the un install and the wipeing of all folders....when she rebooted...here lime wire pops open....but yet doesnt show up in the programs ...and before I had her un install ...I had her make sure that lime was not set to start with windows and only connect manually.... like I just said I will get her to try the link you just said,,,,....
    But I am still wondering why task manager won't open ....thought might be able to kill the process long enough there to delete the file....and as far as I know she has never had her restore point turned on so don't have to worry about the files popping back up from there.....anyway....
    Thanks and will get in touch with her and see if house cleaning works.....

    just an old highway tramp
    ----Bill----
     
  6. dude845

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    i think task manager isn't working cuz of the virus, use that link and remove the virus, then try, it should work, then remove lime wire from task maneger and it will hopfully stop
     
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  7. hopper393

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    We will give it a try as soon as she gets back home......right now she is at walmart picking up norton system works....guess this woke her up to the fact that yahoo sbc isn't as protected as she thought...and maybe we can keep her husband off the porn sites now that he had to cough up the cash for norton...hehehe....and stick to Dl what he wants to watch....anyway.....want to thank you again....and I have a feeling that we will have to use house call to get this out....between me and you ....I went and already checked it out ....and ran it on mine just to see before I passed it on to her...and I got norton system works in also....and she has a forward link sitting in her email right now......and supose to call as soon as she gets home....

    THANKS AGAIN.........

    just an old highway tramp
    ----Bill----
     
  8. dude845

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    norton sucks bad, avg is even better, i'd say don't use that trash..


    use tune up tuneup utilities 2006 is way better, http://www.tune-up.com/
    download the trial and see how it works.

    o i had the 2005 version, ill upgrade aswell
     
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  9. ddp

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    ok this thing is kind of rare

    i think i found like some kind of security exploit or something or maybe it's just some kind of virus.

    everytime when i restart my computer and i check my regristry under

    Local Machine/Software/Microsoft/Security Center/Monitor/programs...

    in the security center i found some registry file that disable my windows update, firewall, anti-virus; and in Tiny Firewall(i do use)under Monitor i also found a registry thing that diable monitoring, and same thing goes for Trend Micro also found that diable things. Everytime i deleted it. it appears also when i restart my computer.

    One night when i'm doing a virus scan i found some viruses which i rarely get.

    so is there a effectively way to get rid of this thing??

    very strangely found same it on my desktop but when i delted on my desktop it's gone never see it again.

    also i did ddp's scan, but none of them got it?
     
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    nothing came up

    i think i got that thing back then when i reformatted my laptop and start upgrading my windows

    i tried virutally every anti virus programs out there maybe just no luck.

    thanks anyway for the help.
     
  13. ddp

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    did you do the online spyware scan with housecall??
     
  14. evilh0ly

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    ya but nothing show up.

    right now i just disable those registry file by set it to 0.
     
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    well im still having a problem with that virus or whaatever it is that is opening things (usually opens the start menue thing) and im i've been trying to remove it since august now im bak to here asking again, if you guys no what this is and how i remove it..
     
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    wasnt going to say nothing about this as guys here did sugest a couple things the other night for me to try and help a friend of mine..with her problem with this....Trojan horseIRS/BackDoor.SdBot.MYX
    Win32.Rbot.DZS
    AVG detected it but wouldn't remove or put in vault....you know denie access...then somebody sugested trying house call...well at76% it hung up and wouldn't scan no more...let alone remove it...she slammed norton it ....norton found two other virus plus took care of both them and the trogan.... thats just my 2 cents worth....not complainning...as the guys were trying to help and ...yes its just sometimes that certain things work better for certain virus's and so on....and if you have tried norton already ....or can't afford it... you might go here and then do a search and see what all turns up to try.....

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/index6.shtml

    just paste the name of the virus into the search and ...get ready to do some reading.... good luck...

    just an old highway tramp
    ---Bill---
     
  18. hopper393

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    Sorry about the double post...but had an after thought too...something i read just the other night....and not many people mention....befor you start removing one that is giveing you magor trouble.... turn off your windows restore....and those files will be deleted ...that way when you reboot the don't get loaded back in ....as is sometimes the case....or laid burried and come back to life sometime later....you can always turn it back on after you have gotten the problem out...

    just an old highway tramp
    ---Bill---
     
  19. Whisper10

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    ok....food for thought...norton and mcaffee both slow your computer down almost as much as the viruses they remove. They place programs on your computer that are worthless imho and neither is very good about removing EVERYTHING on your computer...I have run both and both caught things the other didnt. However there were STILL things they could not detect and/or remove. On top of this you have to PAY for the program AND a subscription to their services. NOT WORTH IT! I use AVGFREE and do not have problems with viruses as it is a full security suite....don't remember if it has a firewall with it though....but I don't use a software firewall anyways. However I DO have problems with ad-ware that I can't seem to get rid of. adaware se took a lot of adware off and so did some of the other ad-ware removers...however I still have popups periodically from IE(which i do not use and have it disabled[note. IE cannot be fully disabled as far as I know because it is a shell program embedded in windows...BAD MICROSOFT!....BAD BAD MICROSOFT!) I downloaded a trial version of Spy Doctor and it brought up 84 instances of malicious and non-malicious ad-ware/spyware....however it cannot remove it in the trial version. Not to advocate piracy as per site rules, but I downloaded a crack for it from bit torrent and cannot seem to get the crack to work. Not sure what to do with it because it gives me an install file for the program which works fine, a .dll file, a useless .nfo file which offers no help and advertises the authors, two .exe files one of which has a numeric designation followed by the word loader and the other just says swdocter.exe and does not appear to be an install file. The .dll and the .exe's and .nfo are packaged seperatly in a seperate .rar archive and neither of the .exe files seem to work and gives me an "unable to locate component" error that says application failed to start because rtl70.bpl was not found and reinstalling the program may fix this problem. Can someone please take the time to give me some advice about what to do here? I gotta get rid of this crap on my computer and I do not have the money to spend on buying ANY software to do this regaurdless of price as I am disabled and live on a very tight budget. Any help would be much appreciated...

    Attention: Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan is the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11....Thankyou and have a good night.
     
  20. ireland

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    whisper10

    this is what i and others use,and its rated very high..

    Webroot Spy Sweeper
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