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trojan horse "It About You"

by nancy_kr / June 12, 2005 11:48 AM PDT

As near as I can tell this Trojan horse was responsible for the nonsense I had to eradicate by doing a Restore To Earlier Date.
I had this crazy little window showing "Motive Smart Bridge Auto-update" running in circles doing a false download - first in a center window then in one in the upper left corner.
The Norton 2005 seems to have finally knocked it out but I was disappointed in the difficulty and inconsistency in the virus scan system. Also I have found no information on it online so far.

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for starters it's a Trojan
by dawillie / June 12, 2005 12:29 PM PDT

so the cleansing process is more complex.

should this recur, please note how it is identified including the path/ folder it is detected in and post here.

one of us will help you.

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(NT) (NT) Is NOT a trojan ! is Verizon "stuff"
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 15, 2005 3:03 PM PDT
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Motive Smart Bridge Auto-update"
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 12, 2005 3:12 PM PDT
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motive smart bridge foul-up
by nancy_kr / June 15, 2005 2:19 PM PDT

Yes, it seems this program has something to do with Verizon DSL, which I use. I am not sure if it was a virus' effect I experienced or a bad program.
I have been troubled by Verizon's program taking off to check for updates & needlessly autoloading at bootup and slowing the boot. I talked to V's customer support about this the other day and ended up just getting furious at the foreign idiot at the other end...a computer would have been more conversant!
Finally, today I uninstalled Verizon's ''help center'' bs program but the stupid auto-try to logon program still runs... At least its not that crazy Motive Smartbridge dance.
Will study the issue further with a little help from my friends.

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by Marianna Schmudlach / June 15, 2005 3:02 PM PDT

Did you read the first link??

there are 2 locations. One is the typical start menu folder; the other is in the registry. There?s an easy way to access it: go to start -> run -> type ?msconfig? (without the quotes) and click ok. click the Startup tab. Everything checked in that list starts up when your comoputer does. I uncheck everything I don?t need. I think Motive is in here.

When you save and restart after this, you might get a notice that Windows is in ?selective startup? mode. That?s fine; my system is always on that mode without problems. I would check the box so it doesn?t notify you again. Then, don?t worry about it.


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thank you
by nancy_kr / June 17, 2005 12:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Nancy

will go with this for now. I have done this before with other problems. but I still think you shouldn't have to do these things to get your computer where you need it to be.
I don't like all those cryptic files and not knowing what they mean. And I don't like the idea a somebody you paid hijacking your system.

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