Vundo Virus

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by don, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. don

    don Guest

    I'm pretty sure I got this Vundo Virus which is causing my firefox browser
    to pop up unwanted ads and strange search results........ is there a quick
    way to get rid of this pest?

    Everytime I try and Google information on this Vundo my browser goes crazy.

    I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.
    don, Apr 6, 2010
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  2. don

    don Guest

    "Evan Platt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 18:01:48 -0500, "don" <> wrote:
    >
    >>I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.

    >
    > That's probably your problem.
    >
    > Why are you running a 5 year old antivirus program, and not something
    > more current?


    Well, I got the unopened disk for FREE..... so I installed it to see if it
    could help..........
    After updating Norton via live update it did find about 100 Vundo files but
    I"m sure there are probably more on my system......... there seems to be
    many names and files
    that this virus can assume....... it seems to multiply itself like
    rabbits......... I just want the thing gone.
    don, Apr 6, 2010
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  3. don

    don Guest

    I found this fix called VundoFix version 7........ amazingly it didn't find
    anything,
    don, Apr 6, 2010
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  4. don

    Dan C Guest

    On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 18:01:48 -0500, don wrote:

    > I'm pretty sure I got this Vundo Virus which is causing my firefox
    > browser to pop up unwanted ads and strange search results........ is
    > there a quick way to get rid of this pest?


    Quickest and best method is to format your hard drive. Guaranteed
    results.

    > I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.


    Hahahahahahahaha! ROFL!


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    Dan C, Apr 6, 2010
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  5. On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 18:01:48 -0500, don wrote:

    > I'm pretty sure I got this Vundo Virus which is causing my firefox browser
    > to pop up unwanted ads and strange search results........ is there a quick
    > way to get rid of this pest?
    >
    > Everytime I try and Google information on this Vundo my browser goes crazy.
    >
    > I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.


    the only thing I have found that does it
    Norton is too weak

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/ Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    this link shows step by step use of malwarebytes which is free for on
    demand use.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/uninstall-antivirus-2009

    4/5/2010 9:21:17 PM
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    Tommy McClure, Apr 6, 2010
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  6. don

    Buffalo Guest

    don wrote:
    > I'm pretty sure I got this Vundo Virus which is causing my firefox
    > browser to pop up unwanted ads and strange search results........ is
    > there a quick way to get rid of this pest?
    >
    > Everytime I try and Google information on this Vundo my browser goes
    > crazy.
    >
    > I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.


    If Norton is up to date, let it try to fix the problem.
    It sounds like you installed Norton 'after' you got infected, is that
    correct?
    You can also try the excellent and free versions of SuperAntiSpyware (SAS)
    and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
    Buffalo
    Buffalo, Apr 6, 2010
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  7. don

    don Guest

    Yes, i installed Norton AFTER I was infected......

    "Buffalo" <> wrote in message
    news:hpe63k$mb8$-september.org...
    >
    >
    > don wrote:
    >> I'm pretty sure I got this Vundo Virus which is causing my firefox
    >> browser to pop up unwanted ads and strange search results........ is
    >> there a quick way to get rid of this pest?
    >>
    >> Everytime I try and Google information on this Vundo my browser goes
    >> crazy.
    >>
    >> I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.

    >
    > If Norton is up to date, let it try to fix the problem.
    > It sounds like you installed Norton 'after' you got infected, is that
    > correct?
    > You can also try the excellent and free versions of SuperAntiSpyware (SAS)
    > and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
    > Buffalo
    >
    >
    don, Apr 6, 2010
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  8. don

    PeeCee Guest

    "don" <> wrote in message
    news:hpfg1s$9rn$...
    > Yes, i installed Norton AFTER I was infected......
    >
    > "Buffalo" <> wrote in message
    > news:hpe63k$mb8$-september.org...
    >>
    >>
    >> don wrote:
    >>> I'm pretty sure I got this Vundo Virus which is causing my firefox
    >>> browser to pop up unwanted ads and strange search results........ is
    >>> there a quick way to get rid of this pest?
    >>>
    >>> Everytime I try and Google information on this Vundo my browser goes
    >>> crazy.
    >>>
    >>> I have Norton Antivirus installed but it is a 2005 version.

    >>
    >> If Norton is up to date, let it try to fix the problem.
    >> It sounds like you installed Norton 'after' you got infected, is that
    >> correct?
    >> You can also try the excellent and free versions of SuperAntiSpyware
    >> (SAS)
    >> and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
    >> Buffalo
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




    Don

    Installing any Anti Virus 'after' your PC has become infected only results
    in the Anti Virus program being rendered ineffective by the Virus.
    The Vundo class of Virus's in particular carry instructions to seek out and
    disable a wide range of Anti Virus products, the last list I saw ran to
    several pages of AV product files it was able to disable.
    Your installation of Norton has not only been blinded to the main Vundo
    infection, it is also unable to detect the newer 'tricks' used by the Virus
    because it is so old.

    Others have mentioned specialist Vundo removal utilities, which may work for
    you.
    If they don't try booting from one of the 'Rescue CD's' mentioned on this
    page
    http://www.thefreecountry.com/security/antivirus-rescue-cd.shtml
    And running an AV scan from there (after online update)

    Note you will have to download the ISO and burn it to a CD first, you may
    need to do this on another PC if yours is too knobbled.

    Alternatively remove your hard drive from your PC and mount it in another PC
    as a slave or in a USB external hard drive caddy and let the AV on the new
    host PC scan it for virus's.

    As others have said Vundo can be a bitch to remove.
    It can be done, but do keep an eye on your time as often it is quicker to
    back your personal files up and just format the hard drive and reinstall
    Windows.

    Best
    Paul.
    PeeCee, Apr 7, 2010
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  9. don

    don Guest

    If I back up my harddrive personal files..... will Vundo just migrate to my
    backups? Or does it mainly stay resident in my browsers?
    don, Apr 7, 2010
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  10. don

    joevan Guest

    On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 00:45:46 -0500, "don" <> wrote:

    >If I back up my harddrive personal files..... will Vundo just migrate to my
    >backups? Or does it mainly stay resident in my browsers?
    >
    >

    I don't recall if it has been mentioned in this thread, but have you
    been able to get on line with internet explorer and use an online av
    to scan you computer. I once used kaspersky, the online version to
    remove over 300 viruses from a machine. It got all but a few, enough
    so that I could then install an av program on it. It then found and
    deleted the last few viruses that were there.
    joevan, Apr 7, 2010
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  11. don

    joevan Guest

    On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 07:58:47 -0400, Meat Plow wrote:

    >On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 08:34:39 -0400, joevan
    ><>wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 00:45:46 -0500, "don" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>If I back up my harddrive personal files..... will Vundo just migrate to my
    >>>backups? Or does it mainly stay resident in my browsers?
    >>>
    >>>

    >>I don't recall if it has been mentioned in this thread, but have you
    >>been able to get on line with internet explorer and use an online av
    >>to scan you computer. I once used kaspersky, the online version to
    >>remove over 300 viruses from a machine. It got all but a few, enough
    >>so that I could then install an av program on it. It then found and
    >>deleted the last few viruses that were there.

    >
    >I purposely infected a test PC with Virtumondo a couple years back to
    >test out some ways to clean it. The only effective way was to use a
    >boot cd with an a/v program that could clean vundo. Even in the safe
    >mode vundo is stealthy to a/v products and just repairs/replicates
    >itself. Someone suggested placing the drive in a USB enclosure and
    >scanning it on another machine. That's a decent idea.

    Wow that is some mean bit of crap to have on a machine. I am curious
    about where you found the virus. Did you do a google search and
    download it or is it so common that it just comes to one by magic?
    Who and what creates such garbage and for what reason???
    joevan, Apr 8, 2010
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