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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:23 pm 
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So I run mcaffee and almost crap my pantaloons.
There were seven different virus entries.
I have absolutely no clue where they came from.
I don't use any p2p programs.

Three of them I can not move, and I'm kind of nervous.
Because I just ordered a new computer and am hoping to hell
it wasn't one of those programs that takes snapshots of your forms.
I can't find any info on it.
So does anyone know where I could possibly find specific names of programs or varients that do this? I'm sure there are thousands.
Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:05 pm 
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oops, here's the names.
A0170164.exe
A0170166.exe
A0170167.exe
A0170170.dll
Counter.cab <---this was only registered under c:\ There was no other parts of the directory. Mcaffee called it a downloader-ju

qggktqv0.exe <---backdoor bam
p2p-10110.exe

These are what I could quarentine, the others didn't show for some reason the second time around I ran virus scan.

One more question.
Does reformatting and reinstalling an os completely solve the problem or no?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:09 pm 
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Does reformatting and reinstalling an os completely solve the problem or no


yes it's an (the) absolutely safe solution but it's a bit drastic.

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turn of system restore and rerun an antivirus scan

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:24 pm 
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The only reason I'm super tense about this is I've been having problems with livejournal, being told I just signed off of msn at a different location and general problems with cookies. I never got a virus until these last few months. Since I got broadband....
The reformatting is probably going to happen anyway.
I have so many unused and blank startup programs that can't be removed with a registry tool.
This comp is going to a family member.
So I don't want any malicious porn dialers popping up accidently if something goes wrong.
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ok, the best route to go is full format and re-install.

Get all the updates to XP SP2. If you use DSL put Zone Alarm on and a couple of spyware programmes like spybot search and destroy, adaware or microsoft's antispyware, plus 1 good virus guard like AVG. They're all free.

It's important to get the protection on the computer BEFORE you connect to the internet as it only takes a few minutes to be attacked if your PC is fully open to it.

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Adaware seemed to fix everything, after another mcaffee virus scan found nothing.
Is zone alarm better than mcaffee firewall?


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Adaware seemed to fix everything, after another mcaffee virus scan found nothing.
Is zone alarm better than mcaffee firewall?


glad you fixed it - but I'd advise using the spybot and spyware as well as adaware; they all tend to pick up diferent problems.

I assumed the mcaffee was virus guard not firewall - it'll be fine; but Zone Alarm is as good and is free :-)

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_Menschenwurst wrote:
The only reason I'm super tense about this is I've been having problems with livejournal, being told I just signed off of msn at a different location and general problems with cookies.


I know what you mean regards MSN sign-offs (and sign-ons, for that matter), but don't panic too much yet :wink: I experienced this some time ago, but it turned out to be due to my work PC still being logged in.

e.g. work PC was powered on (but screen was locked) - when it got automatically powered down at midnight, MSN signed itself out (which totally freaked me out).

Do you use MSN on any other PCs at all? If so, that may explain the signing out or whatever.

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If MSN is not used with that account anywhere else it is time to change your password as you have been hijacked then.

Spybot Search & Destroy has an immunize function which can be enhanced by running Spywareblaster. Although not targeted at trojans, it can prevent downloading loads of them.

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