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Adware,Spyware and Trojans, oh my!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by SkaarjMaster, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    :eek: Well, I was doing something bad today and I'd tell you what is was but we can't say that word in the forums. Anyway, I got 2 viruses (one a trojan) and 125 problems (adware/spyware) found by Ad-Aware and Spyware combined.

    Basically, I turned my computer back on this evening after my adventures this afternoon and got asked some permissions from ZoneAlarm that I've never seen before and VirusScan kept asking what to do with a Trojan every 3-4 minutes it seemed like and I kept saying delete. This kept going on during me frantically running VirusScan and then Ad-Aware to get rid of this crap.

    VirusScan found a virus in C:/MyDownloads and this:

    Downloader-ER, BlazeFind.Bridge >> C:\windows\temp\bridge.exe, also found at:
    c:\windows\downloaded program files\bridge.dll

    Ad-Aware found this:
    2 Processes Identified
    53 Registry Keys Identified
    12 Registry Values Identified
    46 Files Identified
    3 Folders Identified

    Ad-Aware files deleted were:
    WinFavorites
    MoneyTree
    StopPop
    istbar
    DyFuCA
    180Solutions
    Bargain Buddy
    Internet Optimizer
    c:\windows\system\a.exe
    msbb
    PossibleBrowserHijackAttempt

    Upon reboot, Ad-Aware deleted:
    c:\windows\bi.dll
    c:\windows\downloaded program files\bridge.dll

    Then I deleted my temp directory, temp. internet files and history and rebooted.

    Ad-Aware then found:
    4 registry keys
    1 registry value
    1 File

    SpyBot found:
    3 problems

    I then ran VirusScan again and it found nothing and Ad-Aware found nothing as well.

    Let this be a lesson to me and anyone else reading this. It's just not worth it!

    I'm also really glad I have VirusScan and ZoneAlarm running in the background!!! Definitely a good idea to run Ad-Aware and Spybot every once in a while as well.:cool:
     
  2. Midnight Mick

    Midnight Mick My Cat is Black & White!

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    Bit Torrent rulez! :rockon:
     
  3. Mas

    Mas Paul Aka Mas

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    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=11

    These forums might help, but if you cant get rid of your problem i sugest formating your hard drive..... :(

    This is what my mate have to do, his pc was taking 10mins to load up from the login screen in windows XP...
     
  4. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    It's been fixed already, but thanks anyway.:D
     
  5. Mas

    Mas Paul Aka Mas

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    Glad to here it m8
     

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