Jump to content

Antispyware Soft!


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 36
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Guest Anonymous

Hey Zebbidy.

Thanck for your help with the malware. Had problems getting access to anything but found a key into IE and was able to download your malware scanner allthough I got blocked from launching it.

Managed to kill the thing with Onescan and your scanner tidied up the rest.

Just re-enabled my taskmanager and we're good to go.

 

Thanck muchly again. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

its no problem lad. if this sort of thing happens again then if you know someone with a usb drive then get them to download the program onto the flash drive to transfer it onto your computer. it might make it easier for you.

Glad you got it fixed :D

 

It seems that the amount of malware attacks on peoples computers are rising very very fast (since i registered here i have helped out several people with malware problems)

All i can recommend is that people use Malware bytes and run it at least once a week. below is where you can download it from http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Before downloading Malwarebytes or any other spyware removal tool, malicious process has to be killed so that it does not interrupt computer clean process.

Ending malicious process may be complicated because Task Manager can be blocked. The alternative way to kill the process is using cmd. In the command prompt window enter the line

"taskkill /im process_name"

(for example taskkill /im notepad.exe).

If that did not do the trick scroll down until you see section "To start Antispyware Soft removal process:" in this "How to Remove Antispyware Soft" article.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Okay, 2010 seems like my year to get screwed, I'm here again. 10 year online and the only times I've been wiped out have been when I put up this post originally, and right now. Its almost embarrassing. :oops:

 

Late yesterday, out of the blue the resident shield of AVG Free started throwing up warnings like confetti at a wedding. Seems I picked up two nasties, I dunno where from as all I had open was a few conservatve sites.....ebay, Yahoo, Shetlink, Shetlopedia, Shetland News, YouTube.....anyway, the post mortem on that can come later.

 

AVG is identifying them as Win32/Heur and VBS/Generic.... :?

 

Long story short....I've gone as far as I can with AVG Free and Mawarebytes' Anti-Malware, both with up to date databases. Took the machine offline, and after three scans of each had both coming back reporting it as clean.

 

Would have used Spyware Doctor too, but it seems that one is no longer a freebie. Its free as far as tells you what (they say) you've got, but you gotta pay to get removal/quarantine....Not something I'm too keen on doing without knowing they have actually found everything.....and can actually provide a fix....

 

Both of these nasties are basically firestorm operators, they flood the entire computer and appear to be self-replicating. The first AVG scan deleted 2244 hits..... In doing so though, Firefox and another program which had taken the heaviest load were FUBAR'd, and I had little choice but uninstall what was left of them.

 

Things seemed "okay" until I went back online to do fresh downloads of FF and the other program. No sooner were they installed than AVG's resident shield was flagging up infected files in both. Now, my expertise in such things is strictly limited, but common sense tells me that there's still enough of both nasties lurking on the machine to either replicate to a limited degree, or to pull in from an outside source, that neither AVG nor Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is detecting. Not nice....

 

I'm running an Ad-Aware scan , but to be honest I'm not too hopefully it will help much. What little info I can find online about Win32/Heur makes depressing reading, and is majorly out of date. It seems to have been prevalent about 2+ years ago, but not much since. VBS/Generic I'm finding next to no info about at all, so far....

 

Anyone have any experience of either, or preferably both of these, or have any suggestions for an effective killer? The most prevalent advice to fix Win32/Heur 2+ years ago was to slick the drive and reformat.... :? I really don't want to go there, and as I've spent/wasted the last 24 hours on it already without much gain, if that is the only effective fix, now would be a good time to know it and quit before I get any further behind, and aim the machine in the direction of the essy kert.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi

I recently cleaned a friends computer using a bootable anti virus from cd. The machine was crammed full of viruses, couldn't get into safe mode and you couldn't get task manager.

 

The one that cleared the viruses was BitDefender Rescue CD. I think it boots your computer using linux then downloads latest definition files and cleans the viruses. (It did leave a few registry orphans, but a registry cleaner will fix them. I also installed a usb vaccine to stop stuff auto running from usb drives.)

 

Hope that helps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest CyprusPluto

Got something similar a couple of weeks ago. Totally blocked all programs even the virus software. Could only get in using Safeboot. Then 48 hours later it just disappeared, although I have had a crash event since.

 

To cut a long and expensive story short I bought another computer. There's is no way I'd trust the old computer again. Where did the virus go? Has it gone or is it waiting to pounce the first time I put my credit card into it again or log on to online banking? Not worth the risk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone have any experience of either, or preferably both of these, or have any suggestions for an effective killer?

 

When it comes to bugs/viruses. Best I can suggest is listen to Bobby Tulloch singing "Somethin Goin' Aboot".

Won't fix the computer, but it will give you a laugh and that's worth a lot.

:wink:

:lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Okay, 2010 seems like my year to get screwed, I'm here again. 10 year online and the only times I've been wiped out have been when I put up this post originally, and right now. Its almost embarrassing. :oops:

 

Late yesterday, out of the blue the resident shield of AVG Free started throwing up warnings like confetti at a wedding. Seems I picked up two nasties, I dunno where from as all I had open was a few conservatve sites.....ebay, Yahoo, Shetlink, Shetlopedia, Shetland News, YouTube.....anyway, the post mortem on that can come later.

 

AVG is identifying them as Win32/Heur and VBS/Generic.... :?

 

Long story short....I've gone as far as I can with AVG Free and Mawarebytes' Anti-Malware, both with up to date databases. Took the machine offline, and after three scans of each had both coming back reporting it as clean.

 

Would have used Spyware Doctor too, but it seems that one is no longer a freebie. Its free as far as tells you what (they say) you've got, but you gotta pay to get removal/quarantine....Not something I'm too keen on doing without knowing they have actually found everything.....and can actually provide a fix....

 

Both of these nasties are basically firestorm operators, they flood the entire computer and appear to be self-replicating. The first AVG scan deleted 2244 hits..... In doing so though, Firefox and another program which had taken the heaviest load were FUBAR'd, and I had little choice but uninstall what was left of them.

 

Things seemed "okay" until I went back online to do fresh downloads of FF and the other program. No sooner were they installed than AVG's resident shield was flagging up infected files in both. Now, my expertise in such things is strictly limited, but common sense tells me that there's still enough of both nasties lurking on the machine to either replicate to a limited degree, or to pull in from an outside source, that neither AVG nor Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is detecting. Not nice....

 

I'm running an Ad-Aware scan , but to be honest I'm not too hopefully it will help much. What little info I can find online about Win32/Heur makes depressing reading, and is majorly out of date. It seems to have been prevalent about 2+ years ago, but not much since. VBS/Generic I'm finding next to no info about at all, so far....

 

Anyone have any experience of either, or preferably both of these, or have any suggestions for an effective killer? The most prevalent advice to fix Win32/Heur 2+ years ago was to slick the drive and reformat.... :? I really don't want to go there, and as I've spent/wasted the last 24 hours on it already without much gain, if that is the only effective fix, now would be a good time to know it and quit before I get any further behind, and aim the machine in the direction of the essy kert.

 

I had the same thing last night. and it was firefox that flashed up the warning to me not Avg ect, ect.

I to ran AVG, AdAware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

All found nothing. I just re installed my laptop from scratch

It’s not worth taking any chances. I formatted the disk first as well

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been reading....all of a sudden the techie and geek forums have started to have a run of new posts for this. It would seem like somebody has unleashed it someplace thats its catching a numbe rof folk randomly. The advice they're handing out though is no more hopeful than what they were putting out 2 years ago, the infection is so extensive that any scan that can pull it all out is equally likely to pull your OS apart doing it.

 

Reformat, or aim for the trash can seems to be the only viable conclusions. sausage! :evil: :evil: :evil:

 

I guess if your anti-virus is good enough to catch it on its way in, you're okay. Obviously AVG Free isn't that good. :cry: Once you got it, you're....whats that word....Screwed!

 

@ Far Haaf: Yup, there's definitely "Somethin gyaan aboot"..... A rendition of "Du picked a fine time ta faa bye da streen" at the 'puter, probably would have done more good than the turning the air a very deep shade of blue that I was doing, when I was hockin' around in its guts yesterday too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share


×
×
  • Create New...