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  1. #1
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    Post Winstall.exe - helpp!!

    Hi everebody
    My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.

    but...

    there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

    I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

    help??
    Thanks a lot

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    Try Ad Aware which can be gotten at AdwareAlert.com

    Hope this helps,

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by alisaselez View Post
    Hi everebody
    My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.

    but...

    there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

    I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

    help??
    Thanks a lot
    Try this site, I think it will help.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic22402.html

    Actually, I had this same virus a while back and used SmitFraudFix to get ride of it in about 5 minutes.

    http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
    Last edited by MNellis; 12-16-2006 at 11:35 PM.

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    I have the same problem with my computer but there has been nothing I can do about it. I tryed to get rid of it you should take it to a computer guy or even phone them
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
    I have the same problem with my computer but there has been nothing I can do about it. I tryed to get rid of it you should take it to a computer guy or even phone them

    Did you try the SmitFraudFix link that I posted?

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    my computer is messed I tryed to remove it but it wont complete the download, same with when I run an anti virus?
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
    my computer is messed I tryed to remove it but it wont complete the download, same with when I run an anti virus?
    Try booting your computer in "Safe Mode" then do the download. Then, perform the download and print the instructions before following the instructions.

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    SPAM, Read the chick's name and the 1st posting....Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    SPAM, Read the chick's name and the 1st posting....Bob
    Yea, you're right. The same person posted in about 5 different msg boards that I've visited recently.

    I should have caught the name thing as well.

  10. #10

    Default Spyware, AV & firewalls

    Welding is my hobby, my bread is buttered working in information security.

    If your hard disk is erased by a trojan - is the loss equal to or worth less then the free ware you were using to protect your data?

    Everyone needs at a minimum of three layers of security on their computer:
    1) a firewall - Zone Alarm offers a great free vesion
    2) Anti-Spyware - Spy Sweeper is by far the best - spybot and adaware
    do NOT cut it - buy Spy Sweper
    3) Anti-Virus - Get McAfee (I used to work with McAfee), or Symantec -
    once again freeware is worth what you pay for it.

    Sparkin'

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