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HELP! A Trojan got me!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Carrie1219, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    I'm getting all kinds pop ups etc. Did a scan this morning and a trojan (downloader) was quarantined.
    As far as damage or attacks on my system, the automatic updates to Windows are disabled and I can't seem to get the setting to automatic again. I get the Error 1058 when I try to reset to automatic.

    I've updated and scanned again and nothing was detected.

    Any advice or help would be appreciated... THANKS
     
  2. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Go here and download this QUICKLY:

    http://www.download.com/Malwarebyte...4572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

    You've been hit with vundo trojan, which is BAD ****.
     
  3. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    Thanks so much CBF... I knew you would come through for me....

    BIG HUGS TO YOU... Scanning now... It's picking up a ton of shiat.
     
  4. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    I've now got a shortcut to that site on my desktop.

    After scanning, deleting and quarantining, I was able to go back in and set window security for automatic updates... My system is running better.... (detected 48 infected files, etc.)

    I can't thank you enough... :five:
     
  5. Game123

    Game123 Well-Known Member

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    Ya gotta use ESET's Nod32.
     
  6. Ride The Lightning

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    delete /system32
     
  7. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    Are you guys saying that my computer problem is not fixed...?


    HELP

    Please tell me (exactly) what I'm supposed to do... (and don't get "cute") :lol:


    FYI --- My system is working GREAT now. :icon_shrug:
     
  8. Game123

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    http://www.eset.com/download/index.php

    Hands down, this is the best protection for your computer on the market. This link will allow you to download a trial version for 30 days.



    Here's a useful tool for you on that page I linked...

    "Spyware and Virus Removal

    Think your computer is infected? Click here to use our spyware removal and antivirus tools and find out for free."

    Click the link and it'll take you to a page that you can use to check your system for viruses.
     
  9. SDRaiderH8er

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    Carrie I run Adware, you can get a free version, but you might have to run it in safe mode to get the full effect.
     
  10. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Don't download anything else. The software I told you to download/run is all you need.

    Also, having your system do automatic updates (from Microsoft) will NOT prevent this from happening again. Make sure your antivirus software IS up to date. If your subscription has lapsed, go here and get Norton AntiVirus 2009.

    I've been an I.T. consultant for a LONG time and can absolutely say that 2009 is the BEST antivirus software out there. I've used them all, and Norton 2009 WINS.

    What Gamer recommeded (Nod 32) isn't bad, but Symantec (the makers of Norton) does a better job at researching potential viruses/trojans and applying fixes.
     
  11. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    I have McAfee which comes free with a Comcast subscription. I believe this virus stopped by updates from running on a regular basis. I'll be more careful and will run the malware/adware updates frequently as well. If I get anymore bad stuff, will check out Norton 2009...

    Thanks so much guys...
     
  12. Sydalish

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    SpyBot Search & Destroy is also a good little tool for cleaning up your system.
     
  13. sdchrger

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    CBF is my one stop shop when I have any computer or software questions.

    The dude is nails. :yes:
     
  14. Kwak

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    I tried Bit Defender and Trend Micro after using Norton for years. I went back to Norton with the 2009 release and love it. Resource use is so low I hardly know it is there. I have everything set to automatic updates and no worries.

    Reviews on 2009 have been top notch.
     
  15. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    What really impressed me was how quickly it installs. Maybe 60 seconds, at the most. Previous versions you'd start the install and have to walk away and come back later and hope it was done.
     
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    [​IMG]

    "Gotcha!!! LOLOLOL!!!"
     
  17. Carrie1219

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    Now that is my kind of Trojan....:lol:
     
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  18. sdchrger

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    Hay CBF,

    What do you recommend to get rid of all the gunk on an older system?

    I ran the adware program and it's clean, it's just got a bunch of old programs an files. I need a computer enema.
     
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  19. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Start by pulling up Add or Remove Programs in the control panel and uninstall any unused software. Just don't remove anying system related (modem drivers, video card drivers, network stuff, etc.).

    If what you have on that system isn't important, then you might want to consider returning it to it's "out of the box" state. Some mfr's like Dell & HP/Compaq have a way you can restore the system back to when you first bought it. I know for Dell all you need to do is hold down the "Control & F11" buttons when you see the Dell logo or a blue bar on the screen. About 10 minutes or so later, your system will be back to it's "just bought" state.

    Do know this WIPES OUT EVERYTHING you saved/installed on the computer.
     
  20. Boltage Bimbo

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    Man, am I glad I run on a Mac. :tup: Don't have to deal with all that MicroSuck crap! :tdown:
     
  21. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    I do recommend Macs to my clients...the ones with LOTS of cash. :lol:

    But seriously...
    Macs are great machines. They do get viruses & trojans just like PC's do, just not as often.

    Macs also run Windows better too. An option I recommend if the client already has a large software library. Otherwise they've got to buy everything for the Mac OS again.
     
  22. Boltage Bimbo

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    Just get Virtual PC and you're golden. Macs really aren't more expensive when you break done all the stuff they come with that you have to spend extra for on a PC. Even one of the PC magazines broke it down and the Mac was actually cheaper overall. :tup:

    http://www.computerworld.com/action...ticleId=9023959&taxonomyId=123&intsrc=kc_feat
     

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