omg just fiound trojans on my PC!

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Found 23rd Dec 2008
spyware.iemonster.be
trojan.infostealer.bank

I am now panicing!

anyone know anything about these

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simply google them for advice, I advise dl avast anti virus and running boot scans to help can give a full answer now but im sure you will find enough help here

Have you ran spybot to see if that removes them?

first:

Spyware.IEMonster, or Spyware.IEMonster Trojan, is a nasty Internet Hijacker that directly or indirectly promotes rogue antispyware products. Spyware.IEMonster will cause your computer to perform sluggishly or even lead to a complete crash, which makes you believe that the computer is affected by spyware so you would purchase their products.

the second is:

a password stealing Trojan for the Windows platform that targets internet banking usernames and passwords.

dcx_badass;3845662

Give it carrots?



+1 to that!!


seriously tho, just run a virus scan (AVG or similar), then AntiSpyware scan (ad-aware or similar) then rebuild the computer if these dont work

If spybot doesn't get them I find that a-squared free does a good job of removing malware:
download.com/A-s…tml

Banned

Stop looking at goat p0rn.

Problem solved and lesson learned

They prefer cookies to carrots.

I use Spybot search and destroy along with AVG. Seems to do a good job at clearing junk.

Banned

Once I did a wee on a DVD, put it in my computer and my USB memory stick got pregnant and did a wee made of metal milk on the floor.

use avg all the time cant fault it as a free piece of software

DanJackson;3845764

Once I did a wee on a DVD, put it in my computer and my USB memory stick … Once I did a wee on a DVD, put it in my computer and my USB memory stick got pregnant and did a wee made of metal milk on the floor.



someone forgot their medication today

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ding;3845857

someone forgot their medication today



Did you? Are you feeling OK?

Change your passwords when your sure your pc is clean, especially any bank/credit/debit card ones.

http://aleegold.com/trojan22count.jpg

Now everyone viewing this thread will have trojans on their computer MUHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!

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DanJackson;3845869

Did you? Are you feeling OK?



Do you constantly post drivvle?

Scan with AVG, Spybot and then Malwarebytes. Sorted

Download "Drivesentry", its free just type it in to google and go on to the official website and download the desktop version. This protects your hard drive and records every write to your hard drive, if their is any suspicious behaviour then you need to give it permission to write to your hard drive and trojans, viruses etc can only do serious damage if they are allowed to write to your hard drive.

I would just format hard drive and reinstall windows then you know problem gone...you dont mess about with them just get rid.:whistling:

I done that with my laptop but the reinstall discs didnt include any of the drivers so had to dwnload all th drivers on the other computer was a big kufufful

get a mac. takes the hassel away from computers

If you have no existing protection on you PC then:

Download Firefox Browser and install, then install NoScript to stop picking up nasties from rogue websites.
Download and install Zonealarm firewall free version.
Download and install Avast free version then run a full scan.
Download and install AdAware and run a full scan.
Download and install Spybot Search and Destroy and run a full scan+ immunise.
Make sure all your software has scheduled update times and you virus software runs regular scans.

Can't think of anything else off the top of my head.

Original Poster

Right .. update..

OH came home and he had a look..
the thingy telling me i had a trojan etc was actually spyware itself! :x
So he did avg and spy bot search and destroy and found some minorish ones. They are gone now but I am going to change my Passwords on banking just incase!

I did panic a bit because this is works laptop and * cough* im not supposed to be using it for non work related things:oops:

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pcnutta;3847278

Right .. update..OH came home and he had a look..the thingy telling me i … Right .. update..OH came home and he had a look..the thingy telling me i had a trojan etc was actually spyware itself! :xSo he did avg and spy bot search and destroy and found some minorish ones. They are gone now but I am going to change my Passwords on banking just incase!I did panic a bit because this is works laptop and * cough* im not supposed to be using it for non work related things:oops:


so what antivirus software failed to detect these viruses originally?

Bet it was AVG!

tara1082;3846090

I would just format hard drive and reinstall windows then you know … I would just format hard drive and reinstall windows then you know problem gone...you dont mess about with them just get rid.:whistling:



That's what I'd do - yep you can clean these things up, but once compromised I wouldn't feel happy using that machine esp for banking etc

Original Poster

AVG spot on! lol

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pcnutta;3851053

AVG spot on! lol


another reason I switched from AVG to avast. People rave about AVG and say its great then switch to another AV and find they have had viruses sitting around for ages!

There is a very good chance you picked these up from bad websites.

Some sites have various flash and banner ad content that can be infected with junk like this. You go onto what is probably an innocent (though in most cases porn ;-) ) site and don't even know you've picked up something nasty.

I don't know what IE has but the Firefox browser has a program called NoScript you can install that blocks out all the extra stuff until you 'allow' it via a little symbol in the bottom corner.
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