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Posted: March 18, 2006, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

I think I've been infected with a black worm virus that's been started in Feb.

I've ran my ad-aware 10 times already, but still nothing. Pop-up ads still come and ad-aware says there are some components that can't be deleted.

Does anyone know of a free removal tool?

They want 50 bucks for me to remove this.

Thanx.

    konane's avatar - wallace
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    Posted: March 18, 2006, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

    http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/    Takes a few minutes to activate but very reputable company.  I use their virus software.

     

    Also in the event it's in the category of a virus this is also free

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    Good luck to everyone!

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: March 18, 2006, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

      Some free software have pop-up features in them.  I was using a free program to check my computer clock with a international clock and when I deleted it, pop-up stopped.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
                   Evil Looking       


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        Posted: March 18, 2006, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

        Thanx Konane and Rjoh.

        I have trend, but will try house call.

        Rjoh: You maybe right because I tried using a trial version of a 3D software and that might be the case. I'll have to remove it .

          konane's avatar - wallace
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          Posted: March 18, 2006, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

          Thanx Konane and Rjoh.

          I have trend, but will try house call.

          Rjoh: You maybe right because I tried using a trial version of a 3D software and that might be the case. I'll have to remove it .

          Try the first link because that's for spyware. 

          Also make sure your Trend anti-virus is up to date with its new patterns if you haven't already.  Mine's on auto-update, auto scan.

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: March 18, 2006, 4:49 pm - IP Logged
            • ewido anti-malware
            • spybot search & destroy
            • Windows Defender (Microsoft beta)
            • adaware

             

             

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              Raven62's avatar - binary
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              Posted: March 18, 2006, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

              Black Worm

              A new mass-mailing worm was discovered on January 27. It is being called
              Black Worm, BlackMal, Kama Sutra or MyWife. On February 3rd and the 3rd
              of each following month, this worm is sheduled to overwrite the
              following file types with bogus data:

              *.DOC *.XLS *.MDE *.MDB *.PPT *.PPS *.RAR *.PDF *.PSD *.DMP *.ZIP

              The worm arrives by email or as a .zip file on your desktop. After
              infection the worm will email itself as an attachment to addresses from
              your address books. It also will search for open file share on the
              network to infect.

              Once someone is infected, the worm visits a webpage at rcn.net to
              increment a counter. This counter theoretically displays the number of
              infections.

              The best way to defend against any virus or worm infection is up-to-date
              anti-virus protection such as AVG or Norton. Once infected, removal is
              the only recourse. A system that has been infected will be difficult to
              clean. We are providing a link to the Symantec Removal Tool. The worm
              opens a backdoor to your system, so you may have multiple infections. In
              some cases a complete rebuild of the system is the safest course of
              action.

              Never open email attachments by habit. If you do not know the sender,
              the message is unexpected or it has an attachment with an extension of
              .vbs, .exe, .com or .bat it is a good bet that you do not want to open
              it unless your anti-virus is up-to-date with the latest definitions. It
              is always a good idea to run attachments through a virus scanner before
              opening them.


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                Posted: March 19, 2006, 6:57 am - IP Logged

                Thanx to all that responded, with the links. I tried them all and none of them worked. I guess I'll have to call compaq customer service.


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                  Posted: March 19, 2006, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                  Well I had to finally install a very highly recomended anti-virus software that did the job.

                  Fifty bucks and a few hours later did the job. A couple of smaller scans and the effort and hassle will be over.

                  This was by far, the best fifty bucks I've ever spent on my computer. It blows all the others out of the water because it was made in 2006 and knows of all the recent worms, trojans, hijackers and how they enter through the back door.

                  It found 28,756 items that had infiltrated my system. It took about two hours to scan and about 40 minutes to delete the 28,756 items.

                  It also has a firewall, popup blocker, and many other cool features. I'm ready......bring it on...LOL

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                    Posted: March 19, 2006, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                    What is the name of the software?

                     

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                      konane's avatar - wallace
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                      Posted: March 19, 2006, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                      What is the name of the software?

                        Green laugh  I just PM'd him to find out too!!!

                      Good luck to everyone!


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                        Posted: March 19, 2006, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                        WinAntiVirus Pro 2006.

                        I didn't say the name because I wasn't sure if it was a good idea, but I just saw Todd asking.

                        I also just told Konane.


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                          Posted: March 19, 2006, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Correction.....

                          It wasn't made in 2006 because I saw a 2005 version. What I really meant to say was that it collected info about the latest threats and came out with a new version for 2006.

                          Here's the link:

                          http://www.winantivirus.com/

                            Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
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                            Posted: March 19, 2006, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm very happy that the software worked for you.  I just have a nagging suspicion about it, and there are some negative posts around the internet about it.

                            Try doing a google search on winantivirus.  In fact, just click this link.

                            I'm not saying "don't use that software", but do exercise the normal caution that you should whenever considering adding something to your PC.

                            In the words of one reviewer (which you can find through that Google search), "Industry experts have never tested WinAnti-Virus Pro, and they haven't received any awards. We don't recommend this product."

                            Just be careful.

                             

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                              Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
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                              Posted: March 19, 2006, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                              By the way, for something non-lottery-related, I'm usually pretty relaxed about links, especially something educational or helpful.  The normal rules about not posting spam always apply, but for something like this, where you're just trying to help someone find something, there is really no problem.  I do appreciate the fact that you were considerate of the LP rules -- thanks very much!!!

                               

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