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TF Chipmunk
Dec 27th, 2005, 10:07 PM
:o:o:o I never thought it'd happen to me AGAIN :o I thought I was a little smarter about all of this stuff.

But here I am, with my computer infected by stubborn malware :o

But before I post what all of my problem, could those of you who know how to help, please raise their hand :p

Darop.
Dec 27th, 2005, 10:50 PM
:haha:

Sorry Alvin, but you know why I'm laughing.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 27th, 2005, 11:15 PM
:wavey:

Marcus1979
Dec 27th, 2005, 11:27 PM
(malwr) (n.) Short for malicious software, software designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus or a Trojan horse.

some links that may help
http://antivirus.about.com/c/ht/00/07/How_Remove_Malware0962933997.htm
http://www.spywareremove.com/remove-Malware/
http://www.cexx.org/adware.htm

TF Chipmunk
Dec 28th, 2005, 12:29 AM
(malwr) (n.) Short for malicious software, software designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus or a Trojan horse.

some links that may help
http://antivirus.about.com/c/ht/00/07/How_Remove_Malware0962933997.htm
http://www.spywareremove.com/remove-Malware/
http://www.cexx.org/adware.htm
:o I've been to tons of sites today :o :o

I was really seeing if anyone had some first-hand knowledge on the issue themselves, as I have a STUBBORNass problem :fiery:

TF Chipmunk
Dec 28th, 2005, 02:11 AM
Je suis la pour t'aider :wavey:

First of all, do you have (any of) the following?

1) Firewall
2) Antivirus
3) Antispyware?

And second of all, what are the symptoms/how do you know you have malware?
Well I know that I have malware because it tells me so. However, I can't get rid of it because it says that it's running. So I have to SOMEHOW turn it off first, which I don't know how to do :o

I've got Hijack This, SpyBlaster, Spybot S&D, AdAware, Ewido Security Suite, and Smitrem (one of the programs tailor made for getting rid of the specific malware that I have), and none of it has worked :mad: It's only mitigated the problem, but it hasn't solved it :o

TF Chipmunk
Dec 28th, 2005, 04:42 AM
Wow thats a bit of a gallery of anti-spyware software :lol:

Press ctrl-alt-del and go to processes and see if you can close it there.

Also you can use Hijack This to prevent it from loading with your computer.

*edit - I'm assuming you know its name right?
Well it's called SpyAxe :fiery::armed:

I've tried Hijack This and EVERYTHING, NOTHING works :sobbing:

CTL-ALT-DEL was like the very first thing I tried --- 7 hours ago :o

Martian Stacey
Dec 28th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Format ;) It'd be easier than trying to remove it all completely ;)

TF Chipmunk
Dec 28th, 2005, 07:28 AM
Format ;) It'd be easier than trying to remove it all completely ;)
What do you mean? :confused:

jrm
Dec 28th, 2005, 07:56 AM
I use Spybot and AD-Aware SE Personal

victory1
Dec 29th, 2005, 03:38 AM
:o:o:o I never thought it'd happen to me AGAIN :o I thought I was a little smarter about all of this stuff.

But here I am, with my computer infected by stubborn malware :o

But before I post what all of my problem, could those of you who know how to help, please raise their hand :p

Try this online scan. It's free and one of the best spyware removal program out there.

http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Try this online scan. It's free and one of the best spyware removal program out there.

http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/
Thanks, I did that before, it didn't help :o

But anyway, my problem is fixed! I did a simple System Restore and now I am trojan-free :D

Fingon
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Ok, I'll say it again :)

There isn't one single way to remove spyware or prevent it, there are different kinds of spyware and not all tools can deal with all of them.

While some people were right to mention Spybot, TrendMicro or AdAware, they won't solve all the problems.

You need to follow a procedure, for details, go to www.majorgeeks.com (http://www.majorgeeks.com) click on spyware and follow their instructions. One of the steps is to download a software called highjackthis, there is a link on the site and that will create a log of your registry. You probably won't understand it but they ask you to post the long and they will tell you what to do.

Be aware however, there are more sophisticated malwares that even that procedure may not detect/clean.

Two situations (that I know of), one is when you get a rootkit, similar to what Sony-BMG used for its ineptware, but hackers do use it and it can go undetected by any antispyware software. If you suspect your computer is still infected after following majorgeeks procedure, then go to www.sysinternals.com (http://www.sysinternals.com) and download the rootkit detector tool (do a search on the site).

The other case is when the spyware attaches itself to the winlogon process, that's a pain in the ass because it can't be removed normally, the file is in use and there is no way to boot the system without it loading. If there is any spyware associated with winlogon, let me know and I'll explain to you what to do.

Fingon
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:54 AM
Thanks, I did that before, it didn't help :o

But anyway, my problem is fixed! I did a simple System Restore and now I am trojan-free :D

hope you are right :angel:

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:00 AM
hope you are right :angel:
I do too :o

And about the HijackThis and stuff like that, I went to several websites, and this isn't my first time getting infected with spyware/malware, it's just this time it was more troublesome and severe, so I had extra trouble getting rid of this one. I followed many many different remedies, and even a program made specifically for it, but none of it worked. But I really do hope that it's gone.

Martian Stacey
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:04 AM
Thanks, I did that before, it didn't help :o

But anyway, my problem is fixed! I did a simple System Restore and now I am trojan-free :D
Glad you were able to fix it :)

Blonde_Ambition7
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:14 AM
Glad you were able to fix it :)

coughbecauseofmecough

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:23 AM
coughbecauseofmecough
Yes yes I know :kiss:

And thanks to :Rawwwb: too :D

Jeff
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Just to throw it out there. For spyware protection, I suggest using counterspy. The best spyware program out there. And make sure you keep your antivirus and spyware programs running actively all the time.

drake3781
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:51 AM
This is scary. :scared: I have Norton Internet Security, and Trend Micro Venus Spy Trap. Is that not good enough???????

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:54 AM
This is scary. :scared: I have Norton Internet Security, and Trend Micro Venus Spy Trap. Is that not good enough???????
Nope that spyware that I had can bypass Norton :scared: You should read about it at www.spywareinfo.com All these people had tons of protection yet it didn't catch/stop it :fiery:

Martian Stacey
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:36 AM
coughbecauseofmecough
:lol:

Martian Stacey
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:36 AM
Nope that spyware that I had can bypass Norton :scared: You should read about it at www.spywareinfo.com All these people had tons of protection yet it didn't catch/stop it :fiery:
How did you actually get it?

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:37 AM
How did you actually get it?
:o:tape:

Martian Stacey
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:42 AM
:o:tape:
maybe i don't want to know :o ;)

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:42 AM
maybe i don't want to know :o ;)
Trust me, you don't :tape: But I have since pledged to cut that 'dirty' habit :D

Blonde_Ambition7
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:44 AM
How did you actually get it?

oooo teacher pick me, pick me! i know, i know!!! :p

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:49 AM
oooo teacher pick me, pick me! i know, i know!!! :p
:lol:

*flashes a picture of his future black card*

:devil:

Martian Stacey
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:54 AM
Trust me, you don't :tape: But I have since pledged to cut that 'dirty' habit :D
Probably a good thing (for your computer at least) ;)

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:56 AM
Probably a good thing (for your computer at least) ;)
And me (in the eyes of God) :tape: