"trojan horse" virus attack?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by MNguyen, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. MNguyen

    MNguyen Guest

    I am having problem over and over again with this "trojan virus" does
    anyone has the same problem? What with this virus that locking my "programs
    folder" and "windows NT" files. I had to do a clean re-install to get rid
    of this virus. I am using "AVG virus" software now and it seems to catch
    this virus.

    Any comment on this virus please?
     
    MNguyen, Jul 28, 2005
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  2. MNguyen

    Max Wachtel Guest

    You need more protection than just an AV can provide.
    I have written some pages to help you.Keeping Windows Clean-
    http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/keepingclean.html
    -max
    --
    "VISTA" is an acronym for the top five Windows problems: Viruses,
    Infections, Spyware, Trojans and Adware. -PanHandler
    Virus Removal Instructions: http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/
    Change nomail.afraid.org to yahoo.com to reply.
    Registered Linux User #393236
     
    Max Wachtel, Jul 28, 2005
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  3. MNguyen

    none Guest

    How do you get this virus? If you disable the "download" within "internet
    explorer" and "custom setting", does that alone stop the virus from getting
    in?
     
    none, Jul 28, 2005
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  4. MNguyen

    Duane Arnold Guest

    No, disabling *downloads* will help but it will not stop an attack on the
    machine using IE, because there are other ways to download malware to the
    machine through IE such as ActiveX control that IE uses. You should set the
    IE setting to only use signed ActiveX controls, which can help in the
    prevention of IE executing dubious ActiveX controls.

    You can use Firefox (free) as your default browser, which is a less
    attackable browser than IE that works similarly to IE. You can use IE only
    when a site calls for the use of IE for the site to work.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Jul 28, 2005
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  5. MNguyen

    Max Wachtel Guest

    What "virus" are you talking about?
    What steps have you taken so far?
    -max
    --
    "VISTA" is an acronym for the top five Windows problems: Viruses,
    Infections, Spyware, Trojans and Adware. -PanHandler
    Virus Removal Instructions: http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/
    Change nomail.afraid.org to yahoo.com to reply.
    Registered Linux User #393236
     
    Max Wachtel, Jul 28, 2005
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  6. MNguyen

    news Guest

    I have installed:
    1/ I have installed "spybot Search and destroy"
    2/ Microsoft "Antispyware"
    3/ AVG anitivirus
    set internet security "custom level" not download
    active X control prompt

    I am running windows 2000.

    I had virus attach with just AVG antivirus. Since that does not work, I
    have istalled Antispyware follow by search and destroy. I am wondering if
    that ia enough to stop this "trojan horse"?
     
    news, Jul 29, 2005
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  7. MNguyen

    Max Wachtel Guest

    Read throughly the pages I wrote-

    Virus Removal Instructions: http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/

    Keeping Windows Clean-
    http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/keepingclean.html

    Post back exact results from each scan.
    -max
     
    Max Wachtel, Jul 30, 2005
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  8. MNguyen

    news Guest

    Thx for the info, is this a free install? Will the software remain active
    after the virus is completely removed from the system and the software
    continue to protect the system from getting it back again?

    I am cleaning the computer again even if I have to do a clean install, I
    will. Will keep you posted.

    Thx again for responding
     
    news, Jul 30, 2005
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  9. MNguyen

    Max Wachtel Guest

    *********Middle Posted For Maximum Confusion***********************

    Most of the software I have listed on my site is free for personal
    use.
    Spybot Search+Destroy has a "resident" monitor called TeaTimer and
    must be updated manually.
    Spyware Blaster runs all the time. You must update manually.
    Microsoft AntiSpyware monitors also and has an auto-update feature.
    The other programs I mention are "on-demand" scanners.These should be
    run at least once a month(I run them weekly)and need to be updated
    before each use.
    The script blockers(script defender,script sentry) run all the time.
    You should start using a more secure browser and e-mail client.
    Also you need to learn about "safe-hex".
    -max
     
    Max Wachtel, Jul 30, 2005
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  10. MNguyen

    news Guest

    Well I have managed to keep "trojan" out using spybot _search and destroy"
    this time I also disable active X so it is a pain for now until I see how
    this is going. Last attach was with "Spy Sherrif" kept loaded on my PC
    requesting a scan. I have tried to remove "spy sherrif" several times but
    I could not unless I remove "microsoft antispyware" at the same time with
    "Spy sherrif". So look like "spy sherrif" is a problem software that is
    nesting with "antispyware"

    thx for the info again.
     
    news, Aug 1, 2005
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