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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 4:41:02 PM

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i am almost positive i have a serious virus. i have already downloaded
microsoft antispware and ad-aware SE personal, but nothing is working. PLEASE
HELP!
here is an entire list of problems:

my homepage is changed to about: blank, a search engine.
adult links / search sites have been added to my favorites
random words on all-text websites turn into links
i have several "spyware remover" popups
i cannot use AOL instant messenger, it freezes whever i send/ receive an IM

my mozilla firefox is not affected, but this is also slowing down my system.
i am still able to use internet explorer.

please help.

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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 7:48:59 PM

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From: "worriedsickaboutcom" <worriedsickaboutcom@discussions.microsoft.com>

| i am almost positive i have a serious virus. i have already downloaded
| microsoft antispware and ad-aware SE personal, but nothing is working. PLEASE
| HELP!
| here is an entire list of problems:
|
| my homepage is changed to about: blank, a search engine.
| adult links / search sites have been added to my favorites
| random words on all-text websites turn into links
| i have several "spyware remover" popups
| i cannot use AOL instant messenger, it freezes whever i send/ receive an IM
|
| my mozilla firefox is not affected, but this is also slowing down my system.
| i am still able to use internet explorer.
|
| please help.

This could be a Browser Helper Object (BHO).

Use BHODemon -- http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm

I aslo suggest SpyBot Search and Destroy v1.4 -- http://security.kolla.de/


In case it is a virus then perform the following...

Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

It is a self-extracting ZIP file that contains the Kixtart Script Interpreter {
http://kixtart.org Kixtart is CareWare } three batch files, five Kixtart scripts, one Link
(.LNK) file, a PDF instruction file and two utilities; UNZIP.EXE and WGET.EXE. It will
simplify the process of using; Sophos, Trend and McAfee Anti Virus Command Line Scanners to
remove viruses, Trojans and various other malware.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal Mode. This
way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor’s web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Exit the menu and Reboot the PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run in Safe
Mode. It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive PDF help
file.

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

* * * Please report back your results * * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 9:37:02 PM

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yay! as far as i can tell, it's all fine now.
the homepage is sticking, i haven't got popups and my aim is functional again.

thank you both, extremely.
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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 12:42:05 AM

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From: "worriedsickaboutcom" <worriedsickaboutcom@discussions.microsoft.com>

| yay! as far as i can tell, it's all fine now.
| the homepage is sticking, i haven't got popups and my aim is functional again.
|
| thank you both, extremely.

Which software resolved your problem ?

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:31:53 AM

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In article <447AF712-AC18-4D44-86F4-A74371F29B58@microsoft.com>,
worriedsickaboutcom@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> i am almost positive i have a serious virus. i have already downloaded
> microsoft antispware and ad-aware SE personal, but nothing is working. PLEASE
> HELP!
> here is an entire list of problems:
>
> my homepage is changed to about: blank, a search engine.
> adult links / search sites have been added to my favorites
> random words on all-text websites turn into links
> i have several "spyware remover" popups
> i cannot use AOL instant messenger, it freezes whever i send/ receive an IM
>
> my mozilla firefox is not affected, but this is also slowing down my system.
> i am still able to use internet explorer.

Anti-Spyware tools don't remove viruses, they remove spyware.

To get the Symantec Norton AV Trial (15 day) click here:
http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/sat1/ec_MAIN.Entry16?SP...
49997&V1=31040595&V2=31040595&V3=1&V5=&V4=10&S1=&S2=&S3=&S4=&S5=&DSP=0
&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0

Install it and then run a full scan in SAFE MODE without networking
support.

Also, install AdAware SE, the updated version from:
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

Then run it in safe mode also.



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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 5:29:10 AM

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In article <7332BF9A-8816-44BE-A837-B6345E5AC57E@microsoft.com>,
worriedsickaboutcom@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> yay! as far as i can tell, it's all fine now.
> the homepage is sticking, i haven't got popups and my aim is functional again.
>
> thank you both, extremely.

So that others may benefit, do you know which it was "Virus" or
"Spyware"?

Glad to hear that you got it working again.

Now, download FireFox and use it instead of IE.

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