I got a virus problem, please help!

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by milfire, Nov 17, 2007.

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  1. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Everything in Moderation

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    Just a wild hunch . . . open WINNT/system32/drivers/etc/hosts in notepad. Mine only has the following in it:
    If you have more uncommented lines (like 127.0.0.1 localhost) then you have redirects written here.
     
  2. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Hey that is adware.spysheriff spyware. You have to scan with norton or kaspersky antivirus to remove it. Windows defender will tell that spyware found and removed but won't remove it fully.

    Norton antivirus 2008 90 day trial
    http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/v2/...ndexPage&client=Symantec&sid=37771&cid=273172

    Kaspersky antivirus 30 day trial
    http://usa.kaspersky.com/trials/home-users/anti-virus-7/

    I got this spyware once, used nav and got rid of that completely.
     
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    kanehi Notebook Deity

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    I had one of those and they're a pain to delete. My antivirus program can't even delete it (Avast). Windows Defender can't rid of it either. I also went to the Add/Remove to delete recently added programs, did Registry cleaning(CCleaner) and also did System Restore and it stayed on. Even MSConfig'd start up programs doesn't prevent it from popping up. Had no choice but to reformat my HD.. I have Windows XP Media Edition. :eek:

    The thing that got me was that Avast didn't detect it being a rogue program. And Windows Firewall didn't help either. Hopefully they updated their list. These sites and programmers should get fined for doing this.
     
  4. metril

    metril Notebook Deity

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    Or you could be careful with what you download. :)

    Only things you will ever need for watcing movies are CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack), divx web player, flash player, java plugin, and shockwave player.

    That should allow you to watch any online video.

    Might I suggest Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Blaster. I use all three to keep my computer spyware, trojan, and malware free. I also use Avast AV.
     
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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I've been running my computer with out anti-virus for over a year now with no problems, I only occasionally run Spybot to get rid of the pesky tracking cookies which I blocked anyways in FireFox and rarely appear anymore.

    FireFox + NoScript + AdBlockPlus + AdBlock Filter G Set is one the most secure browser configurations around.
     
  6. Padmé

    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    Spybot S&D has that spysheriff in it's database, so scan with that for sure.
     
  7. Dell freak

    Dell freak Newbie

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    I suggest you scan your computer for viruses maybe your software will detect the virus and if you had McAfee it would have listed the download as yellow or red before the download
     
  8. Han Bao Quan

    Han Bao Quan The Assassin

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    My suggestion would be using a scan online engine.
    I use bit defender online scanning and it works well
    www.bitdefender.com
     
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