unwanted logo link in taskbar keeps saying unwanted spyware in sys

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by petew71, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. petew71

    petew71 Guest

    I've somehow managed to get a flashing sheid shaped link in my taskbar. It's
    a link to a webpage for a latvain based webpage called "virusprotect". It
    keeps flashing a message claiming spyware is in my system. I've run my norton
    security and it can find nothing.
    Right clicking it just links to the site. I cant find any way to delete
    it...even system restore keeps coming up "can not system restore to this
    date".
    Help!
     
    petew71, Jan 27, 2008
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  2. From: "petew71" <>

    | I've somehow managed to get a flashing sheid shaped link in my taskbar. It's
    | a link to a webpage for a latvain based webpage called "virusprotect". It
    | keeps flashing a message claiming spyware is in my system. I've run my norton
    | security and it can find nothing.
    | Right clicking it just links to the site. I cant find any way to delete
    | it...even system restore keeps coming up "can not system restore to this
    | date".
    | Help!

    You are infected withe a ZLob Trojan and a variant of the SmitFraud Trojan.



    Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT)
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe

    Create a HJT log file and post it in one of the below locations...

    { Please - Do NOT post the HJT Log here ! }

    Forums where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) logs.

    NOTE: Registration is REQUIRED in any of the below before posting a log

    Suggested primary:
    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/index.php?board=3.0

    Suggested secondary:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html

    Suggested tertiary:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
    http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25
    http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs_Go_Here-f37.html
    http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showforum=170
    http://forum.networktechs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=130
    http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index.php?showforum=17
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
    http://forums.techguy.org/f54-s.html
    http://forums.tomcoyote.org/index.php?showforum=27
    http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7
    http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showforum=18
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=7
    http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=2
    http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/
    http://forums.security-central.us/forumdisplay.php?f=13
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 27, 2008
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  3. petew71

    paul Guest

    1. Download and run firefox to protect your from future spyware
    attacks and pop ups which are coming in through internet explorer
    (Trojan downloaders, win32 ) .Then update your windows through firefox
    http://securitynewsfromthenet.blogspot.com/2007/05/spyware-fighter-essentials.html

    2. Run the vundo and combo fix
    http://securitynewsfromthenet.blogspot.com/2007/05/vundofix-and-combo-fix.html

    3. Run the anti spyware remove programs spybot
    http://securitynewsfromthenet.blogspot.com/2007/03/spybot-search-and-destroy-spyware-and.html

    and superantispyware
    http://securitynewsfromthenet.blogspot.com/2007/04/superantispyware-home-edition-free.html
    to get rid of the nasties

    4. Run a free online virus scan to be sure you computer is virus and
    spyware free.
    http://securitynewsfromthenet.blogspot.com/2007/03/online-virus-scan.html
    download and run McAfee Avert Stinger
    Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific
    viruses
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/stinger.htm

    5. Get the clean up tools to clean up the spyware from your temp
    folder (the place they are stored when downloaded by internet
    explorer)
    http://securitynewsfromthenet.blogspot.com/2007/03/clean-up-tools-to-prevent-people-from.html
     
    paul, Feb 5, 2008
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  4. From: "paul" <>

    < snip >

    Please don't respond to me!

    Please TAYLOR your responses as well to the specific infector.

    Also note that you have suggested McAfee Stinger which is a dead product which has NOT been
    upgraded for new threats.

    In my reply I posted my Multi AV Scanning Tool whivh includes the McAfee Command line
    Scanner which has a superset of whatever Stinger may find.

    Assuming Stinger gets just ~55 infectors and variants, the Mcafee Command Line Scanner finds
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 5, 2008
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