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Last post Author Topic: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?  (Read 14516 times)

crabby3

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2013, 09:44:56 AM »
@ app103

 ;D Maybe not safe for work

The Killer Biscuits is really funny except for the last sentence.  IMO ditzy is ditzy no matter the hair (dye) color or gender.   :)

Or maybe it's from the '50s when that concept was more widely accepted?   :huh:

???

Did I miss something?


heh heh heh

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2013, 05:08:09 PM »
@ app103

 ;D Maybe not safe for work

The Killer Biscuits is really funny except for the last sentence.  IMO ditzy is ditzy no matter the hair (dye) color or gender.   :)

Or maybe it's from the '50s when that concept was more widely accepted?   :huh:

Well, technically, I'm a blonde...so if I am not offended, it doesn't matter.  ;)

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2013, 07:33:54 AM »
@ app103

 ;D Maybe not safe for work

The Killer Biscuits is really funny except for the last sentence.  IMO ditzy is ditzy no matter the hair (dye) color or gender.   :)

Or maybe it's from the '50s when that concept was more widely accepted?   :huh:

Well, technically, I'm a blonde...so if I am not offended, it doesn't matter.  ;)

Depends on the person I guess.  My color has always been mousey-brown... with occasional years of sun-bleached blonde.  But as my forehead grows  :huh:  its changing to a reddish skin color.

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2013, 09:28:04 AM »
Did I get help removing the virus?  If you mean tech-support... no.  I'm a computer novice, at-best, but was able to access a friends computer (novice also) and print 22 pages listing several ways to fix this issue.

mine required about 15 different steps using 7 different apps - we didnt find anything more after step #8 or so, and most of the steps at the end were precautions to help avoid recurrence (e.g. disabling java).


Would you care to enlighten us/me by naming your steps or apps or days or hours?   :tellme:

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2013, 03:23:18 PM »
^ I guess it could help somebody :-\

I'll add the disclaimer that I dont have a clue what a lot of these apps do to your system, and am not responsible for any negative effects caused by any of them ;-)

As I did each step the logfiles and finds were checked by (german language) experts from www.trojaner-board.de
My last find was with ESET Online Scanner.
Avira Anti-virus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and OTL.exe all found multiple files

Initially the computer could not be started - I used windows recovery disk and did a system restore.
The infected account was a user account (luckily) and could not be used - so I worked from the Admin account.

Update all apps before scanning:

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Full scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (http://www.malwarebytes.org/)
(select free-mode if you're just installing for this scan)
Click on 'Show results' when finished, save.

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Scan with your local anti-virus

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Full scan with OTL.exe from Oldtimer
tutorial (+ dl link bottom of post one) OTL Tutorial - How to use OldTimer ListIt
Run as admin with these settings:
  • All users
  • Output: Minimal
  • Standard registry: Safelist
Output: 2 logfiles
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^ you will need help with OTL, because depending on files found, a script has to be prepared to 'cleanse' them (again via OTL.exe).

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Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (http://www.malwareby...roducts/other_tools/)
Output: 1 logfile

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Run AdwCleaner softpedia link / home: http://general-chang...og-team.fr/fr/outils
When finished click [Delete]
Output: 1 logfile

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'Detail scan' with Emsisoft Anti-Malware (http://www.emsisoft.com/en/)
Save results

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Windows Repair Tool (AIO) (http://www.tweaking....pair_all_in_one.html)
Run Repair_Windows.exe
Click on 'Start repairs' Tab then: Start
choose these settings
  • Register System Files
  • Repair WMI
  • Repair Windows Firewall
  • Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
  • Repair Proxy Settings
  • Set Windows Services To Default Startup
and restart

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ESET Online Scanner (http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner)
(Works in IE. Otherwise download an app. Run browser as admin)
Disable local antivirus and firewall
Tick: Remove found threads und Scan archives.
Output: 1 logfile

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Either update Java RT and disable it in all browser
or
uninstall Java RT

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In IE internet settings -
Security Tab
Tick: Enable protected mode
Click: Reset all zones to default level

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Delete all system restore points (disable & re-enable System Restore)

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CCleaner (I did this for each user account - it's possible there's an easier way)
delete all temporary internet files
Fix the registry (as said above - I never do this otherwise)
http://www.piriform....om/ccleaner/features

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I also updated Adobe Reader and disabled it's browser plugins
Tom
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 07:08:58 AM by tomos, Reason: Added links and disclaimer »

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2013, 02:14:25 PM »
My computer is still a little slow but at least I have Internet Access again and can search for a free PC tune-up.   :)

Anyone have any freebies ?  Not just the scan... the whole thing ?  :tellme:

I emphasize FREE because sometimes the paid-for versions don't always help or may screw things up more.  Like this one from Windows Help & Support.

I think I've found out why this SpeedMaxPc is still out there.  Because it's nearly impossible to report it to Microsoft.   ;D

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Re: FBI ALERT SCAM - Malware or Virus ?
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2013, 04:11:49 PM »
Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit

As far as I know rootkits are really beasts, therefore to feel me secure I prefer to use/consult more anti-rootkits (besides Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is still a Beta version...).
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« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 04:36:05 PM by Giampy »