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Bad virus win2k....

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Phoneman, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Phoneman

    Phoneman

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    Computer acts normal for a while then goes crazy opening tons of windows, scrolls by its self, shuts itself down, etc. How can I fix this? I dont want to reload the Os again>>>thanks.
     
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Lost in KY Millennium Member

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  3. Guest

    Sounds like a case of a hijack.

    use the free downloads Cwshredder , Spybot S&D and make sure you download the updates before you run it.

    I am also using W2K pro, Spybot cleaned up my hijack.

    USCG
     
  4. Phoneman

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    Thanks for the help, this is what House Call found:

    malware.WORM_MOFEL.B
     
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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Read the sticky on the top of this forum.
     
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  7. Phoneman

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    Ya, I know and im usally good about that but I was in the panic mode;g
     
  8. Phoneman

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    Well I guess Mr. Worm is still with me. this is what I have...

    Worm sdbot.sg infected file Winnt/system32/msclock.exe
    Worm sdbot.sg " " Winnt/system32/_data_.dat
    Worm agobot.fx " " Winnt/system32/winhlpp32....

    How am I to get rid of these, replace, buy a anti-virus?

    Meanwhile is someone scamming my private info?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  9. Guest

    Ok your using W2K and i hgh speed connection ?

    Any firewall ?
    Any Antivirus ?

    If so then its not able to remove it, but it will help us to help you if we know. Would hate to get it removed and leave you open to the same attack.

    USCG
     
  10. Phoneman

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    Im on DSL, no firewall, Anti-virus but I think im ready to invest. Recommendations?

    Also upon finding the infected files, Stated couldnt access or remove.

    Damn hackers^2
     
  11. frefoo

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    Yep time to invest...

    A good software based firewall is Zonealarm, best of all it is free for personal use. You can find it Here

    I use Zonealarm when I am not behind a hardware based firewall, or want to see exactly what programs are trying to access the internet.

    For a hardware based firewall/router I am happy with the Linksys products. They have had some firmware issues/bugs in the past. However this is becoming a less of a problem today.

    For anti-virus software I get Norton or Mcafee for free from my company (agreement with Norton and Mcafee). Out of those products I prefer Norton. There are some other products out there that are free and people claim they do a better job. Since I have never gotten a virus. I have never really had to test the anti-virus software.

    On a side rant....

    Anyone that has an "always on connection" to the internet (DSL/Cable) REQUIRES a firewall and anti-virus software. It is not a question of if you will get hit; it is a question of when you will get hit.

    When I look at my firewall logs, the number of connections blocked is quite large.

    [edit]

    To continue my rant,

    People on this site are more or less concerned about protection issues.

    Having a computer with no protection (firewall, antivirus) to help protect data does not make sense to me.

    Dave

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    Dave
     
  12. Guest

    I couldnt agree more with frefoo.

    I use Norton and Zone Alarm also, i have had great luck with both of them.

    USCG