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Virus/Spyware issues [RESOLVED]

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I'm going to have to go back and read to try to refresh my memory as to what I was planning on doing...I've slept and done many logs since you last posted :tazz: I know you said she can't run scans even online ones, but I want her to try to download this program and run it (It needs to be run in Safe Mode):

Please download ewido security suite
  • Install ewido security suite
  • Launch ewido, there should be a big E icon on your desktop, double-click it.
  • The program will prompt you to update click the OK button
  • The program will now go to the main screen
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
  • On the left hand side of the main screen click update
  • Click on Start
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the updates are installed do the following:
  • Reboot into Safe Mode, you can do this by restarting your computer, then contiunally tapping F8 until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, then hit enter. Then, run Ewido.
  • Click on scanner
  • Make sure the following boxes are checked before scanning:
    • Binder
    • Crypter
    • Archives
  • Click on Start Scan
  • Let the program scan the machine
While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, click OK

Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
  • Click Save report
  • Save the report to your desktop
Reboot into normal mode.

Post the log from Ewido and new HiJackThis log.

Edited by bananafanafo, 22 May 2005 - 08:51 PM.

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Hey Banana,

Well, I finally killed this thing off, yay ;)

As you know I couldn't get most scanners and tools to work because of the virus, but I kept downloading different ones and trying them out. I came across one called A-Squared which didn't work either, but it had a feature called Hijackfree which is sort of a like HijackThis but displays things differently. After spending a lot of time combing through it I found some suspicious entries including what I think was probably the real "buddy" file.

I trashed it and various other files and and registy entries and rebooted, and the thing was finally gone from memory. Then I was able to run all the usual stuff no problem and found tons more viruses and spyware and got rid of those too. Norton was damaged and wouldn't uninstall but I found a utility on their site that did it a different way, so that's working again.

So, all is well again and I appreciate all your time and effort. I will be sending you a little something via PayPay as a token of my appreciation. By the way, I looked at your profile and you are pretty cute! What are you doing working on viruses late into the night? :tazz:

Thanks again and hopefully we won't be talking again soon ;)
Take care,
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Ohh I am so glad to hear you were able to figure out your problem and get rid of it! That is awesome! :tazz:

Well that is very sweet of you to do (and say ;) )

What are you doing working on viruses late into the night?

Because I'm a Geek and I love helping people ;)

Thank you very much!
Michelle :)
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