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Virus will not let you use your computer Threat BankerFox??

by MARBLEANN / August 14, 2010 4:53 PM PDT

My roomate has this crazy virus that will not let him do anythng on his computer.
Pop ups comes up and states

Anti Virus software alert. Your computer is being attack by a internet virus . it could be password stealing attack, a trojan- dropper or similar,
Details attack from 152.192.37.20
Attack Port: 425
Threat BankerFox.A
Than it asks do you want to block this attack.

If you try to open a program a popup comes on and states Application cannot be executed. The file realplay.exe is infected, DO you want to activate your anti virus software now?

The problem is that he already has a anti virus software and this one is taking him to another spot to buy their product. If he scans his computer the program blocks it. if he just sits and does nothing advertisements come up for VIagra and it goes to Internet Explorer which he rarely uses. He finally confessed to me he was on the Wide 6 site which has xxx rated clips. I am sure it came from there. Help!

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Maybe Rouge?
by gargamel360 / August 15, 2010 2:05 AM PDT

Bankerfox is indeed malware, but you sound like you have a rouge A.V., which would be the first problem to deal with, since it could be lying about bankerfox.

The name of the rouge A.V. is the most important part,
take that name to>>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ for a good library of removal guides for fake A.V. ransomware. You may need to do this from another P.C., depending on the infector.

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Immediately tell your roomate...
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Thnaks
by MARBLEANN / August 16, 2010 3:38 AM PDT

I finally eradicated the virus. McAfee admits it does not pick up that virus and I am mad as heck. I used the programs you recommended. I am going to use them for my own computer.

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You're welcome Marbleann but please note...
by Donna Buenaventura / August 16, 2010 3:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Thnaks

that the said programs I mentioned are freeware only. You need to buy their software to enjoy real-time protection. Also, only EmsiSoft Anti-Malware (the paid edition) is recognized as Antivirus program but not Malwarebytes and SUPERAntispyware. It means, if you will use SUPERAntiSpyware Pro or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware paid edition, you still need antivirus program like McAfee.

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How did you get rid of it?
by Testy / September 14, 2010 6:37 AM PDT

My friend has the same virus and it won't let him install anything. I put Malwarebytes on cd for him but it won't allow it to install or get internet access. He even tried to install in safemode but it wouldn't work. It won't even allow him to go to internet options on IE. It keeps closing it. His computer is basically locked up.

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Terrible virus
by MARBLEANN / September 14, 2010 10:11 AM PDT

Can he connect to the internet on the safe mode? Forget about using anything on his computer until he gets the Malwarebytes and the other loaded on his computer. He has to scan it in the safe ode also.Also he has to make sure he updated the malwarebytes and the other software.

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Use a flash drive
by MARBLEANN / September 14, 2010 10:36 AM PDT

Ok do you have a computer you can use to download the two anti virus software on? If you do download the programs and then put it on a flash drive. When you get on the safe mode in your friends computer use your flash drive and download the two programs on to your friends computer. THen he will be able to scan the computer to get the virus off his computer. Remember use both of the programs. After he scans he should be able to restart the computer in the normal mode and will be able to start using his computer again.

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