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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zxspectrum, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well folks i had a virus then didnt have a virus and thats whats bothering me

    I got a zip file through someone from msn via the irc chat window. The thing said new pics and i new the woman they were coming from, and yes they were expected to be dirty lol. Anyway when i opened both i knew straight away something was suss, so i deleted them. I scanned my computer and nothing was picked up

    I was just looking today and the automatic setting scan has picked them both up as worms, but they are noton my system, as i have searched for them, my Av picked them ou as worms, and when i opened task manager there were 15 processes for svchost, all running which is ver unusual. so i decided to terminate them and after 3 terminations the computer took it on itself to restart.

    Now ive scanned again and there is no worm there but i feel that this could be wrong, what should i do from here

    Ed
     
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  2. JohnBradbury

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    Dirty pictures ... gets us geeks everytime!

    What AV are you using?
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    I was gonna say that, and ask that :D

    If its nortons then its probably lying to you, I thought nortons was very crap thats why I got rid.
     
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  4. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Im using trend micro, i think its pretty good and keeps my machine going good

    Ed
     
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  5. JohnBradbury

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    If you're concerned that this has left something on your machine and your current AV isn't picking anything up, try another AV.

    You can download a full trial of NOD32 and run a full scan. If this doesn't find anything then you can rest easy.
     
  6. nXPLOSi

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    There are an amazing amount of worms that circulate on MSN. What they usually do is just open chat windows with everyone on your contact list, and try to send "pics" in this sort of manner. Problem is, you obviously dont see the chat windows that are trying to do this, and are unaware until someone copy and pastes what "you" have sent them and the message that appears.

    Perhaps an idea is to ask people on your contact list if you've tried to send them anything, as they might of done the same thing as you and accepted, and are now completely unaware of whats going on! This would also show you that its still active on your machine.

    A little info on this kind of thing - http://www.cisrt.org/enblog/read.php?106
    More - http://www.cisrt.org/enblog/read.php?170

    It may not be the exact ones shown in the links above, but does it sound familar or am I way off here?

    :)
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Perhaps try a full system scan in safe mode, sometimes that can help remove some infected files as they may not be in use when in safe mode.

    More importantly did you get to see any of the pics? :biggrin
     
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  8. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    You know i didnt get the bloody pics either lol, what a calamity

    Ed
     
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