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i got an im from a friend saying "[bleep] this looks just like me"
with a link, and thinking i knew the guy and it would be safe, i opened it. it said something about the source not being clear or something and asked if i still wanted to open it and i said okay....then it started sending the same link to everyone on my buddylist and wouldn't let me stop it. my computer isn't acting any weirder yet though. but i have had my virus scan expired for a few weeks because i was planning on buying a new one, but i just went ahead and renewed today to get it going after this virus. i have norton antivirus scan 2004. my friend had this same thing happen and it wiped out eberything after a while. what should i do?
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 and I will be helping you today.

First I need you to read and install the files HERE.
Follow the recommended configurations,settings and updates for each applications.

RUN in the following order in Safe Mode:
1. Run Ad-Aware
2. Run CWShredder
3. Run Spybot S&D
4. Run CleanUp at least twice

Even the best antispyware programs are only able to remove about 70% of infections. Also, the line between spyware and trojans is getting blurred. You can never be too careful with these, I recommend at least one online scan.

Now, REBOOT in Normal Mode and have an On-line scan at this sites: Trend Micro or Panda Scan.

REBOOT again.

Then we'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool HijackThis and post a log as a new topic in the HijackThis Forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.

Edited by kool808, 01 June 2005 - 09:15 PM.

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