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Old 12-24-2008, 03:09 PM   #11
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After several hours, several "fixes." I have been surfing without pop-ups (so far). We'll see what happens. Teenage daughter will be sternly lectured about clicking on pop-ups warning of non-existent viruses.
Watch out with that damn one, i've had it hide for a few days and then come back even worse. Only way i've found to get rid of it completely is a full reload.

Vundo is one of the worst ones along with XPAntivirus2008, I spent 3 hours removing that one last night off of my wife's computer.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:26 PM   #12
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first get combofix and run that, then run malwarebyte.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:23 PM   #13
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first get combofix and run that, then run malwarebyte.
Yeah. Tried both of those and between a combo of the two it looks like I might have nailed it. My anti-virus software is going bat$hit this morning on different alerts, so it looks like there are still bits and pieces floating around that I didn't fully remove, but at least the software is doing it's job.

The viruses didn't come from microsoft, I'm pretty sure my teenage daughter clicked on one of those pop-up banners warning of a virus, which is actually a virus.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:48 PM   #14
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Vundo is one of the worst ones along with XPAntivirus2008, I spent 3 hours removing that one last night off of my wife's computer.
Yeah av2k8 can be a real pain.

Malewarebytes seems to be the only tool that thoroughly cleans it up.

Are you using internet explorer? This may be a stupid question but that's the reason for most spyware/malware problems.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #15
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Yeah. Tried both of those and between a combo of the two it looks like I might have nailed it. My anti-virus software is going bat$hit this morning on different alerts, so it looks like there are still bits and pieces floating around that I didn't fully remove, but at least the software is doing it's job.
Boot to safe mode and run the virus scan from there, viruses are easier to find and clean when they are not locking out the AV program pretending to be critical in use files.

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Running Ubuntu Intrepid (on my personal laptop) and enjoying a virus-free life
famous last words, there is not an OS out there that can't be Hacked or infected, some are just much harder than others. and personal files are still vulnerable

Many windows users never get viruses. Linux loads just come locked down "out of the box," Windows machines can be just as secure, but it takes way more work to get them there.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #16
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I got the antivirus360 virus, which apparently is the newest and worst version of the antivirus08/09 bug.

My computer repair man said my windows updates files got infested and when I updated, this and other bugs got downloaded. I talked to MS support and they recommended malwarebytes.

Also, I guess a lot of people are able to get rid of the main component of the virus, but as it has tons of little fragments, it will keep coming back. All of the tech people I have talked to recommend reinstalling windows. Going to do that this weekend.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:24 PM   #17
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Malwarebytes does a great job of finding everything, but like many of you have said, this thing installs little chunks everywhere. I thought I had it licked and then, bam this morning I had the whole program Spywareguard 2008 on my desktop which is a just a malicious installation tool. Computer is clean now, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:43 AM   #18
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Prevx is a good AV program to run. It validates everything that tries to run or load and will ask you if it can't validate the program as safe. It uses minimal resources and is cheaper than the major brands.
Prevx - Customer and Network Security and Breach Management

Spybot 1.6 addresses this malware might want to try that first (it's free)
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:37 PM   #19
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The best tools are unfortunately very expensive since they are made for pro IT, they run from a bootable CD or network boot and scan your drive. Since they run under Linux there isn't any chance for a virus or trojan to mask itself from the scanner to remain resident and re-infect the disk.

I run without a virus scanner. I never download any software that isn't already trusted and scanned elsewhere, and I don't surf to random websites on my main PC. Instead I use a throw-away snapshotted Windows VM running under VMware Workstation for random surfing, and that VM has a virus scanner running in it. Such a solution will clearly not work with a teenager though so good luck.
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