Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista

Posted: 05-31-2008, 09:19 AM
IE07 opens new sites/windows by it self. I suspect it's trojan/worm but
Windows and McAfee could not dtect anything

Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista


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Mick Murphy
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RE: Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista
Posted: 05-31-2008, 09:41 AM
I am not fussed on McAfee at all!
The security I use is listed below.

Try booting into Safe Mode, as per instructions below, and doing a scan with
McAfee.
If if does not work, uninstall it, and install Avast Anti-virus, and repeat
scan.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Avast Anti-Virus is Vista compatible (32bit and 64bit Versions), FREE,
auto-updating, and a low resources user of your computer.
And, only have 1(one) Anti-Virus installed / running on your computer at any
one time..
Conflicts may occur if you have more than 1(one).

http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.5.2 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
Then SCAN with it.
Update once a fortnight.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SpywareBlaster 4.0 is a non-intrusive, FREE Anti-Spyware Program that runs
in the background.
Update it once a fortnight, and let it do its work in the background!

If you happen to find a problem that you can’t uninstall / delete, reboot
the computer, and go into Safe Mode.
To get into Safe mode, tap F8 right at Power On/ Startup, and use UP and
DOWN arrow keys to get to Safe Mode, then hit ENTER.
RESCAN your computer with Avast and Spybot S & D while in Safe Mode.

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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"Yulia" wrote:
> IE07 opens new sites/windows by it self. I suspect it's trojan/worm but
> Windows and McAfee could not dtect anything
>
GTS
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Re: Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista
Posted: 05-31-2008, 05:46 PM
It sounds like a spyware infection. Antivirus programs are generally not
very effective against these. I suggest you install Spybot Search and
Destroy and SUPERAntiSpyware and update both and run full scans.
You can download both here
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html

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"Yulia" <Yulia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> IE07 opens new sites/windows by it self. I suspect it's trojan/worm but
> Windows and McAfee could not dtect anything
>

Dustin Harper
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Re: Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista
Posted: 05-31-2008, 06:20 PM
It sounds more like spyware and adware than it does a virus. First, AVG has
a free antivirus that is much better than McAfee (http://free.grisoft.com).
But, to get rid of the spyware infection, you can download and install
Spybot: Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/). Run that, and
your system should be a lot better.


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"Yulia" <Yulia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> IE07 opens new sites/windows by it self. I suspect it's trojan/worm but
> Windows and McAfee could not dtect anything
>
Pepper
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Re: Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista
Posted: 06-01-2008, 12:35 AM
I just installed Spybot. I have a question regarding updating. It had me
choose where to update from. I live in the eastern time zone, USA. What
should I "check"?

"Dustin Harper" wrote:
> It sounds more like spyware and adware than it does a virus. First, AVG has
> a free antivirus that is much better than McAfee (http://free.grisoft.com).
> But, to get rid of the spyware infection, you can download and install
> Spybot: Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/). Run that, and
> your system should be a lot better.
>
>
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> Dustin Harper
> dharper@vistarip.com
> http://www.vistarip.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
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> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
> interface.
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> "Yulia" <Yulia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3F50BBF9-B599-42E2-B97C-40FF29B4EAE0@microsoft.com...
> > IE07 opens new sites/windows by it self. I suspect it's trojan/worm but
> > Windows and McAfee could not dtect anything
> >
>
norm
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Re: Trojan/Worm suspect in Vista
Posted: 06-01-2008, 12:59 AM
Pepper wrote:
> I just installed Spybot. I have a question regarding updating. It had me
> choose where to update from. I live in the eastern time zone, USA. What
> should I "check"?
It really makes no difference, that I can tell. I have used several over
time. BN File Forum is my regular. I get reliable connections and fast
downloads commensurate with the speed I pay for from my provider.
>
> "Dustin Harper" wrote:
>
>> It sounds more like spyware and adware than it does a virus. First, AVG has
>> a free antivirus that is much better than McAfee (http://free.grisoft.com).
>> But, to get rid of the spyware infection, you can download and install
>> Spybot: Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/). Run that, and
>> your system should be a lot better.
>>
>>
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>> Dustin Harper
>> dharper@vistarip.com
>> http://www.vistarip.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
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>> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
>> interface.
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>> "Yulia" <Yulia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3F50BBF9-B599-42E2-B97C-40FF29B4EAE0@microsoft.com...
>>> IE07 opens new sites/windows by it self. I suspect it's trojan/worm but
>>> Windows and McAfee could not dtect anything
>>>

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norm
 
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