antivirus 2008 XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by SUE, Aug 10, 2008.

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    SUE Guest

    Hi There
    Has anyone had this appear on there computer I know its a rogue program but
    how do I get rid of it.
    Its a pest I have Norton Internet security 2008 but that does not report
    this rogue program.
    It just pops up everywhere and am afraid that it will compromise my system.
    Any help would be helpful.
    Thanks in advance


    Sue
     
    SUE, Aug 10, 2008
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    Peter Foldes Guest

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    Sue Guest

    Hi
    Thanks everyone this has helped and cleared the nasty program
    Thanks once angain
    Sue
     
    Sue, Aug 10, 2008
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    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    I just had it. Avast Pro removed three process files. You need to
    remove the antivirus xp 2008 directory and registry entries in safe mode
    and run a anti-virus scan in safe mode. Then, it also launched several
    other trojans. Search and Destroy did an excellent job on killing other
    ones. Look for a wininet.ini in your c:\windows directory. Open it.
    If its a name of the virus, delete the ini and reboot. It took me 4
    days to fight it off. I had UAC off. I turned UAC on and removed part
    of the files. Turned UAC off and went into safe mode and removed more
    with Trendmicro free scan, Avast Pro scan, and Search and Destroy.
    Also, disable system restore because they hide in it. Delete your temp
    file directories. Avast has one hiding in its temp file area.


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    SCSIraidGURU, Aug 10, 2008
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    Milo Guest

    For Advisory parallel to this concern

    Its becoming common this days just be advised about links attached via
    e-mails, IM message and private message on social networking site that point
    out/convey links
    and suddenly you can be prompted by a flash update, download or codec...
    Anti-virus 2008 is just one of 3 end product malwares that comes with the
    package the most visible on is ANtivirus 2008.

    See this instances

    http://blog.trendmicro.com/new-trojan-bait-cnn-videos/
     
    Milo, Aug 11, 2008
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    oblique1 Guest

    Hi,

    I've also been infected with this .. yeah through an email from
    microsoft.com .. should have been more alert I guess .. but anyway its way
    from fixed.

    I was able to disable the thing and delete part of it, but I think i've made
    things worse somehow becaues bits and pieces of it are still hanging on ...

    For example:

    My desktop has been replaced by an Anti-virus message that I can't shift.
    Also, I can no longer access my screen savers because when I go through
    control panel to set the screen saver I get this message "Your system
    administrator has disabled launching of the Display Settings Control Panel".
    So I can't change any settings ... Its also now prompting me for passwords
    every time i get an email .. JEEZ!!

    I'm having trouble installing the malware program that was recommended ...

    Can someone please put me in the right direction :)

    thanks in advance for any good advice...
     
    oblique1, Aug 12, 2008
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    Kayman Guest

    How to remove Antivirus XP 2008 (Uninstall Instructions)
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-antivirus-xp-2008
    --or--
    XP (Vista) Antivirus 2008 Removal Instructions (Antivirus XP 2008)
    http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/xp-antivirus-2008-removal-instructions-xp-antivirus-2008
    --or--
    How to remove XP Antivirus 2008, XP Antivirus 2009, and XPAntiVirus
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-xp-antivirus-2008-2009
    and/or--
    MalwarebytesĀ© Corporation - Anti-Malware
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

    In future:
    Routinely practice Safe-Hex!
    http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html
    Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2132447,00.asp
     
    Kayman, Aug 12, 2008
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  9. Be extremely careful about any email that claims or appears to look to be
    from Microsoft that has email attachments.
    There are a number of fake emails from admin (at) microsoft (dot) com
    MS never ever sends unsolicited items by email.

    On the rogue message, if still present, use press and hold ALT key, then
    press F4 function key to get it closed.

    Since it appears you have residual infection issues, let me suggest you get
    guided help.

    Read the topmost directions at one of the following forums
    and post your logs as required by that forum.
    Do NOT post your logs here on the MS newsgroups.

    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html,
    http://forum.malwareremoval.com/viewforum.php?f=11
    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewf...p://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7, http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22or other appropriate forums for expert analysis, not here.**Make very sure you read and follow the very topmost instructions at theforum you have selected.--Maurice NMS-MVP--"oblique1" <> wrote in messageHi,>> I've also been infected with this .. yeah through an email from> microsoft.com .. should have been more alert I guess .. but anyway its way> from fixed.>> I was able to disable the thing and delete part of it, but I think i'vemade> things worse somehow becaues bits and pieces of it are still hanging on...>> For example:>> My desktop has been replaced by an Anti-virus message that I can't shift.> Also, I can no longer access my screen savers because when I go through> control panel to set the screen saver I get this message "Your system> administrator has disabled launching of the Display Settings ControlPanel".> So I can't change any settings ... Its also now prompting me for passwords> every time i get an email .. JEEZ!!>> I'm having trouble installing the malware program that was recommended ...>> Can someone please put me in the right direction :)>> thanks in advance for any good advice...>
     
    Maurice N ~ MVP, Aug 12, 2008
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  10. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Run the application and this
    should pick up and remove the problem. (www.malwarebytes.org)

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    John Barnett MVP, Aug 12, 2008
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    Chris Barnes Guest

    I'll 2nd this suggestion. MalwareBytes is a very nice program for
    getting rid of pesky virii that other AV programs miss.
     
    Chris Barnes, Aug 13, 2008
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  12. I'll have to take everyone's word on this: I've never HAD a virus or
    malware infestation in 17+ years online - and I've never had any
    protection program find one before it infested - so I don't know from
    experience if it's better than others or not.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 13, 2008
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    oblique1 Guest

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm finally free of the thing! Ended up
    getting the Microsoft OneCare in addition to the malwarebytes program, so
    hjopefully this will turn out ok. In future, I certainly won't be opening any
    email ... even if they're from microsoft.com

    thanks again for the advice:)
     
    oblique1, Aug 13, 2008
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    lindamackum Guest

    it is a virus that is really hard to get rid of... i already got this on
    my pc a few weeks ago, however i cannot tell you how to remove it i
    dealt with a computer technician to remove it from 'pcrepairexperts.net'
    (http://www.pcrepairexperts.net) site. they are able to connect by
    remote and repair/clean your pc. since then i dont have any problem. let
    me know if this is working...

    linda
     
    lindamackum, Aug 14, 2008
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    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    After a week of fighting that virus and other Trojans. Backup dat
    tonight. Surgical strike tomorrow

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    Michael A. McKenney
    'www.SCSIraidGURU.com' (http://www.SCSIraidGURU.com)

    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    16GB DDR667
    SAS RAID
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
     
    SCSIraidGURU, Aug 14, 2008
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Novel way to advertise a service. So I consider this as ******SPAM****
     
    Peter Foldes, Aug 14, 2008
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  17. Looked like a total newb trying to be helpful to me.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 14, 2008
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  18. Besides, spammers rarely post on topic. Turn your spam-catcher
    sensitivity down lower.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 14, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    It IS SPAM
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    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


     
    Mick Murphy, Aug 14, 2008
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  20. Now that you've jumped on the SPAM bandwagon, I'm CONVINCED that it's
    not.

    Go have another pint you old drunk.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 14, 2008
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