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February 15, 2005 9:11:06 AM

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Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this is a
bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?
--
thank you for your help:-)

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February 15, 2005 9:59:11 AM

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Cj wrote:

> Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this
> is a bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?

When in doubt, Google the name. Using the search term, "Auto Macro", I
get a lot of links indicating this is a shareware program to create
macros. You or someone in your family downloaded and installed it. I
have no idea if that particular program comes with spyware in it, but I
suspect it is rather a case of Counter Spy being protective because
macros are well-known entries for viruses and malware. This does *not*
mean that Auto Macro is doing that. If you use the program and your
full-featured av has not complained about it, then I would set it to
"exclude" in Counter Spy. Before you do that, you should definitely
determine from where you got Auto Macro and if you didn't install it,
who did. Research first.

Malke
--
MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
February 15, 2005 10:09:05 AM

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okay guys thank you for the information. i will print this all out and get
back to you all....:-)
"Malke" wrote:

> Cj wrote:
>
> > Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this
> > is a bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?
>
> When in doubt, Google the name. Using the search term, "Auto Macro", I
> get a lot of links indicating this is a shareware program to create
> macros. You or someone in your family downloaded and installed it. I
> have no idea if that particular program comes with spyware in it, but I
> suspect it is rather a case of Counter Spy being protective because
> macros are well-known entries for viruses and malware. This does *not*
> mean that Auto Macro is doing that. If you use the program and your
> full-featured av has not complained about it, then I would set it to
> "exclude" in Counter Spy. Before you do that, you should definitely
> determine from where you got Auto Macro and if you didn't install it,
> who did. Research first.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
>
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February 15, 2005 12:59:55 PM

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What file ?

You provided a name "Auto Macro" not a file name.

Please perform the following....

1) Download the following three items...

Trend Sysclean Package
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp

Latest Trend Pattern File.
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp

Adaware SE (free personal version v1.05)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Create a directory.
On drive "C:\"
(e.g., "c:\New Folder")
or the desktop
(e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")

Download Sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
Download the Trend Pattern File by obtaining the ZIP file.
For example; lpt408.zip

Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same directory as
sysclean.com.

2) Update Adaware with the latest definitions.
3) Disable System Restore
http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore...
4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode and shutdown as many applications as possible
5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full Scan of your
platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
(a few cycles may be needed)
6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform using both the
Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
7) Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any System Restore preferences,
(e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),
8) Reboot your PC.
9) Create a new Restore point


* * * Please report your results ! * * *

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html




"Cj" <Cj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:39D93620-3F62-40F4-AEEA-D0282B50A0CA@microsoft.com...
| Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this is a
| bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?
| --
| thank you for your help:-)
February 15, 2005 12:59:56 PM

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Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local App\Wizard-Gemerated
Applications\Verizon Installations\Recent File List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalAppWizard-Generated
Applications\Verizon Installation\Settings
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalAppWizard-Generated
Applications HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalApplications\Verizon
Installations

ok here is what it find...now i understand where it came from...yesterday i
was having trouble with my modem and i called verizon for help she had me
doing all kinds of stuff..so she must have put this in here. so how do i get
rid of it once and for all? it keeps coming back even if i quarantine
it....thanks for the help and for the fast reply:-)

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> What file ?
>
> You provided a name "Auto Macro" not a file name.
>
> Please perform the following....
>
> 1) Download the following three items...
>
> Trend Sysclean Package
> http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp
>
> Latest Trend Pattern File.
> http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp
>
> Adaware SE (free personal version v1.05)
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
>
> Create a directory.
> On drive "C:\"
> (e.g., "c:\New Folder")
> or the desktop
> (e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")
>
> Download Sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
> Download the Trend Pattern File by obtaining the ZIP file.
> For example; lpt408.zip
>
> Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same directory as
> sysclean.com.
>
> 2) Update Adaware with the latest definitions.
> 3) Disable System Restore
> http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore...
> 4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode and shutdown as many applications as possible
> 5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full Scan of your
> platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
> (a few cycles may be needed)
> 6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform using both the
> Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
> 7) Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any System Restore preferences,
> (e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),
> 8) Reboot your PC.
> 9) Create a new Restore point
>
>
> * * * Please report your results ! * * *
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>
>
>
>
> "Cj" <Cj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:39D93620-3F62-40F4-AEEA-D0282B50A0CA@microsoft.com...
> | Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this is a
> | bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?
> | --
> | thank you for your help:-)
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
February 15, 2005 3:47:34 PM

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I have news for you as a Verizon DSL user. You don't need *any* Verizon software except
WinPOET if you are using PPPoE. If you use a Cable/DSL Router then NO software including
WinPOET is needed !

--
Dave




"Cj" <Cj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:594BA585-994B-472B-AF5C-E441D769CE14@microsoft.com...
| Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local App\Wizard-Gemerated
| Applications\Verizon Installations\Recent File List
| HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalAppWizard-Generated
| Applications\Verizon Installation\Settings
| HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalAppWizard-Generated
| Applications HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalApplications\Verizon
| Installations
|
| ok here is what it find...now i understand where it came from...yesterday i
| was having trouble with my modem and i called verizon for help she had me
| doing all kinds of stuff..so she must have put this in here. so how do i get
| rid of it once and for all? it keeps coming back even if i quarantine
| it....thanks for the help and for the fast reply:-)
|
| "David H. Lipman" wrote:
|
| > What file ?
| >
| > You provided a name "Auto Macro" not a file name.
| >
| > Please perform the following....
| >
| > 1) Download the following three items...
| >
| > Trend Sysclean Package
| > http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp
| >
| > Latest Trend Pattern File.
| > http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp
| >
| > Adaware SE (free personal version v1.05)
| > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
| >
| > Create a directory.
| > On drive "C:\"
| > (e.g., "c:\New Folder")
| > or the desktop
| > (e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")
| >
| > Download Sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
| > Download the Trend Pattern File by obtaining the ZIP file.
| > For example; lpt408.zip
| >
| > Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same directory as
| > sysclean.com.
| >
| > 2) Update Adaware with the latest definitions.
| > 3) Disable System Restore
| > http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore...
| > 4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode and shutdown as many applications as possible
| > 5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full Scan of your
| > platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
| > (a few cycles may be needed)
| > 6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform using both the
| > Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
| > 7) Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any System Restore preferences,
| > (e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),
| > 8) Reboot your PC.
| > 9) Create a new Restore point
| >
| >
| > * * * Please report your results ! * * *
| >
| > --
| > Dave
| > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > "Cj" <Cj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:39D93620-3F62-40F4-AEEA-D0282B50A0CA@microsoft.com...
| > | Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this is a
| > | bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?
| > | --
| > | thank you for your help:-)
| >
| >
| >
February 15, 2005 3:47:35 PM

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Dave i did the what ya said to do and it found no virus at all...and it did
not have to clean any files. yesterday i had to reinstall Windows XP.i don't
have cable dsl. maybe sometime i will switch.
by the way before i did this scan i find this virus called brutus-v-b2.exe
i find it scaning with my counter spy....the file C:\\windows\uninst.exe is
there a website where i can check and see what programs are surpose to be
starting up with windows xp home edtion? my pc is kinda slow ....thanks
dave:-)

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> I have news for you as a Verizon DSL user. You don't need *any* Verizon software except
> WinPOET if you are using PPPoE. If you use a Cable/DSL Router then NO software including
> WinPOET is needed !
>
> --
> Dave
>
>
>
>
> "Cj" <Cj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:594BA585-994B-472B-AF5C-E441D769CE14@microsoft.com...
> | Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local App\Wizard-Gemerated
> | Applications\Verizon Installations\Recent File List
> | HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalAppWizard-Generated
> | Applications\Verizon Installation\Settings
> | HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalAppWizard-Generated
> | Applications HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalApplications\Verizon
> | Installations
> |
> | ok here is what it find...now i understand where it came from...yesterday i
> | was having trouble with my modem and i called verizon for help she had me
> | doing all kinds of stuff..so she must have put this in here. so how do i get
> | rid of it once and for all? it keeps coming back even if i quarantine
> | it....thanks for the help and for the fast reply:-)
> |
> | "David H. Lipman" wrote:
> |
> | > What file ?
> | >
> | > You provided a name "Auto Macro" not a file name.
> | >
> | > Please perform the following....
> | >
> | > 1) Download the following three items...
> | >
> | > Trend Sysclean Package
> | > http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp
> | >
> | > Latest Trend Pattern File.
> | > http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp
> | >
> | > Adaware SE (free personal version v1.05)
> | > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
> | >
> | > Create a directory.
> | > On drive "C:\"
> | > (e.g., "c:\New Folder")
> | > or the desktop
> | > (e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")
> | >
> | > Download Sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
> | > Download the Trend Pattern File by obtaining the ZIP file.
> | > For example; lpt408.zip
> | >
> | > Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same directory as
> | > sysclean.com.
> | >
> | > 2) Update Adaware with the latest definitions.
> | > 3) Disable System Restore
> | > http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore...
> | > 4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode and shutdown as many applications as possible
> | > 5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full Scan of your
> | > platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
> | > (a few cycles may be needed)
> | > 6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform using both the
> | > Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
> | > 7) Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any System Restore preferences,
> | > (e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),
> | > 8) Reboot your PC.
> | > 9) Create a new Restore point
> | >
> | >
> | > * * * Please report your results ! * * *
> | >
> | > --
> | > Dave
> | > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "Cj" <Cj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:39D93620-3F62-40F4-AEEA-D0282B50A0CA@microsoft.com...
> | > | Hi i'm new to this group. my spyware (Counter Spy) is telling me this is a
> | > | bad file? Auto Macro? is it okay to delete this?
> | > | --
> | > | thank you for your help:-)
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
!