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Am I safe yet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by platinvm, May 4, 2009.

  1. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    So I just got a new computer a couple of weeks ago and never got around to downloading any spyware adware protection. I only had AVG installed which is even shit when you got viruses:(.

    Now to my point, I was trying to get a cracked visual studio and searched "Visual studio rapidshare" and the first or second result had a shit download. I installed it and all it installed was an uninstall file. So I known something was up and when I went back to Firefox, roboform was screwing up so I freaked out and shutdown my computer.

    Now I have spent the last 6 hours trying to install any kind of anti adware/spyware software. And I finally got Malwarebytes Anti-malware which is what trophaeum recommended and I have a felling he knows what he is talking about. It found 22 Trojans/Malware and it removed it all and everything seems to be working. Before I could not update any of the anti-adware but I updated all 4 of anti-adware So I thought everything was good. But when I search Google It always redirects me to some random website so I don't think it?s all gone.

    And I have roboform with all my passwords and that's what the malware was trying to get to. But it could not because its password protected and I wasn't logged in and now I'm scared to login to roboform because I'm scared it?s going to jack all my passwords.

    I have already changed the passwords to all my websites and my affiliate programs. But I'm still scared, what should I do?
     
  2. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    So I have ran Malwarebytes Anti-malware 6 times and restarted my computer at the end of each scan. Still every time I run it, it is still finding stuff. The only thing that is acting weird on my computer is that it keeps redirecting me When I click on a link from google.

    I'm going to download another Anti-adware/spyware software but don't know what. Any suggestions other then Malwarebytes Anti-malware?
     
  3. kleg

    kleg Registered Member

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    When I had that happen to me...I just did a reinstall, it's a pain, but it always works.
     
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    godmonkee Regular Member

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    yeah I had the same problem a while back, I just backed up my important stuff and formatted my computer.
     
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    h8tricky Junior Member

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    get vmware and run it on there first so you never infect your own computer
     
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  6. spaceinvader

    spaceinvader Regular Member

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    try hijackthis, it might work.. worth a try before reinstalling
    edit^^ and like the man says above, vmware fucking rules :)
     
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  7. chickuzt

    chickuzt BANNED BANNED

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    This is my specialty, back off guys.

    First, you need to reformat your computer. It is the only option! You can often remove viruses and trojans, BUT it seems what you have is a "trojan downloader" [Undetected]. A app that actually on startup re-downloads new and the old viruses/trojans that you previously removed. You lose.

    Not only that, but the virus/trojans also changes settings, opens ports, fucks up your computer. These slight changes often happen in the registry (regedit) and most humans could never manually change back all the settings to the original.

    So...

    Startup in safe mode F8. Back up important images, docs, pdfs onto a flash drive. Reformat using a LEGIT window install. The end.

    YOUR ONLY OPTION! :(
     
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  8. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    haha...When I searched "vmware" on google I clicked Vmware.com and it redirected me to primosearch.com stupid malware thing. Ill try it out though, thanks man.
    I would rather not, I have spent the last 4 weeks trying to get everything installed. Its a huge pain and I have a lot of stuff I probably would not be able to get back.

    I saw a 300g for only 40$, I need to jump on that.
     
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  9. skyfox

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    As others suggested, setup vmware with a fresh install of an OS (XP or Vista or w/e) and save the image.

    Then install and run all the dodgy stuff in there.. if you get a virus, you just revert back to the clean image, very easy!

    If you want, you could also use Sun's free Virtualbox, I use that and it works a treat!
     
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  10. spaceinvader

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    you give good advice but are you serious? telling people to back off who are just trying to help.. lol, chill man
     
  11. platinvm

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    I think I'm going to download at least 2 more anti-adware/spyware software and scan it with each. If you are right and known of them can get rid of it ill reformat my computer:(.

    I'm going to cross my fingers and hope something can get rid of it.