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help virus!

by sheepmafia / April 14, 2008 1:34 AM PDT

hi! i tried watchin a vid on the net, and some virus installed itself! ive found out that it has something to do with the site malware.com or something. i downloaded some programs to kill the virus, allthough they didnt work. first i downloaded spyhunter3 wich did find them, but since i dont have the full version i cant kill them! could someone please recomend some free programs that could easily find and kill it? sorry that im such a "noob" Wink

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by sheepmafia / April 14, 2008 1:37 AM PDT
In reply to: help virus!

oh by the way i tried to scan with avg antivirus but it didnt find anything

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Please run an on-line scan.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2008 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: help virus!

Please run the Housecall online virus scan located at:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Follow the prompts to scan your hard drive for viruses. Select the "Autoclean" option so that Housecall will remove any viruses from your system.
When the scan is finished, please restart your computer.

Please run the WindowSecurity trojan scan here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
Remove any trojans found, and restart your computer.

AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly Ewido) Online Scan

Please perform an AVG AS Online Malware Scan

* When a dialog box appears asking you if you would like to download and install the ewido anti-spyware online scanner please click Yes to allow the download.
* Click on Start Scan.
* If any infections are found, Click on Remove Infections.

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all or just one
by sheepmafia / April 14, 2008 6:02 AM PDT

do i have to run all of them or just one?

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Run Housecall and.......
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2008 6:24 AM PDT
In reply to: all or just one

the AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly Ewido) Online Scan

Housecall is for viruses, worms........ AVG Anti Spyware is for spyware\malware.

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didnt work
by sheepmafia / April 15, 2008 4:05 AM PDT

i tried tha AVG thingy, but the virus is still there =S i also tried the housecall thing, and it did find a dll file but it couldnt delete it?:S how do i delete it? it just says that it cant be deleted since its being used by another program or person:S

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..it did find a dll file but it couldnt delete...
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 15, 2008 4:09 AM PDT
In reply to: didnt work

What is the path to the dll??

Give MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware a try:

download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these locations:
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

NOTE: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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