HELP! Virus!

HELP! Virus!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:18 pm

My windows xp pc got a virus. I clicked on something and now it's bad. I got a sheild shaped icon in the system tray, it's blue and yellow. Every minute a pop up box comes on the middle of the screen and blots out the desktop. It says "Antivirus 7"
or SECURITY ADVISOR: IMPORTANT UPDATES AVAILABLE

AVG free scan didn't get it, Malwarebytes Antimalware didn't get it.
It's not in add/remopve programs, it actually triggered the "New Programs Added " highlight, it's in there with only "AV7"
and "Antivirus 7" and "uninstall" in the drop down box. If I click on uninstall, it takes me to an elaborate window that resembles the avg window!
Any advice appreciated, I have the pc offline, I can wipe the hard drive but it might be hard to save all the info I have. I have a second hard drive in the pc, I wonder if I could transfer files I want to save and then reformat the first hard drive and reinstall xp?

I got rid of a virus a while back by gettting the fix from someplace, maybe download.com?

thanks, this sucks
Dann757
 

Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:25 pm

does your computer have a system restore feature. my crappy 400 dollar computer from walmart does. and sometimes i get click happy and get a virus and i just do a system restore. I can use my computer like a time machine and have it restore to a time in the past. Maybe that would help if your computer offers such a thing. :?:
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:43 pm

no restore point on my pc I don't think.
I'm trying to find out about this nasty virus. I'm looking for a free fix. I see it can be removed by taking it out of the registry not too complicated. There's alot of software out there that will remove it for a price. I'm wondering why AVG free missed it.
Anybody have a good download that will remove it?
Dann757
 


Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: valley trash On: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:24 am

Just about every computer has a system restore feature. Just look around in your control panel and you should find it. Most computers at certain points in time save all your settings and stuff. Ive had to do this on my old laptop due to some drunk *censored* surfing one night. What exactly did you click on to make it bad? :gee:
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:59 am

I found out how to get rid of it. Thanks, I didn't see system restore. I didn't use it, I found a lot on AV7 online, just saw your post. How is the weather up in Alaska?

I used regedit to delete: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RUN "Anitvirus7"
Then the program file, hope that that did it.

I have no idea what I clicked on.
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: valley trash On: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:04 am

Ha! Yeah thats kind of how it worked out for getting rid of the problem on my laptop. I didnt really know what i did either. The weather? Oh its getting warmer and nastier every day. Ive gone through two gallons of wiper fluid just this month, if that says anything.
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:35 am

You may also just have one of those annoying advertisements. They all tell you your system is gravely ill and will croak any day if you don't cough up 29.95 for their latest and greatest. A system restore should get rid of it. If not, use msconfig from a DOS window to edit your start up files.
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:17 am

My wife and myself both had the same thing on our computers. Had to do a system restore to get rid of it also. I found that it is actually a program that self installs from wherever. It tells you that your computer is infected with viruses, malware etc. and you need to purchace the program to clean your computer. Doing a system restore will take care of it if it is the same one. You can also manually remove it, but that can get pretty in depth from what I was reading. I have also been told that doing anything in regedit can be dangerous if you don't know what your doing and make a mistake.

I think we both got ours somehow from facebook. I have quit using it and have not had a problem since then. My wife still uses it and has had it once since then.
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:01 am

Facebook can not give you a virus. The game apps and other apps that run on Facebook or anywhere else can give you a virus. If it says you need an update................go to the home page of what ever is telling you to update to make sure. Always, always, always get your updates at the home page of the app never get an update for one app at another apps page, it's just bad juju
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: brckwlt On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:36 am

did you get the virus removed?
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: acesover On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:57 am

Has one too.
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:03 am

It's gone. In my reading it said it's source is "Russian Federation." There's lots of information about AV7 out there, including many companies that want you to download software for a price. I would like to know how Norton Utilities, AVG free, and Malwarebytes antimalware missed it. I don't know if this virus gets improved or what, but there was no reference to any actual company on any of the pop-up windows; and I saw a misspelling on one of them.
Dann757
 

Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: djackman On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:50 am

Dann757 wrote: I would like to know how Norton Utilities, AVG free, and Malwarebytes antimalware missed it.


Likely a new variant of that particular bug. If you find the executable submit it to virustotal.com to see who finds it.

AVG free is sometimes behind the paid version in terms of detection - there's a reason it's free. Had "XP Protection 2010" get past paid AVG on a client's machine this weekend - no a/v program is 100%. Can't comment on MBAM, don't use it.
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: coalvet On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:05 pm

I have used Superantispyware for the same problems listed here, it has worked every time for me and it's free.

Rich

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispyware.html
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Re: HELP! Virus!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:25 pm

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