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  • Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

    Ok guys I dont know what my dad has system wise, he uses an old Dell Win Xp
    He somehow got infected with this
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...sonal-security
    It only affects Internet Explorer
    He has Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome
    Why does he have so many browsers?
    I couldn't tell you, it makes no sense to me in the slightest!
    But he won't budge on the idea of using another browser no matter how vulnerable Internet explorer is.
    Could you help a fellow out? I went through his registries, his folders and I got rid of anything that said psecurity or Personal Security. I dont know how to play with MD5s, but it still is effin with his internet explorer.
    Please help me
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  • #2
    Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

    I don't have any experience with this particular infection but I googled it and there appears to be some information you could use. Every infection (computer related of course) I've had I was able to remove it with the information found on google. Good luck

    Click here to find out.

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    • #3
      Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

      Malwarebytes and avenger are my 2 first tools I use for dealing with that particular one.


      http://www.myantispyware.com/2009/12...-instructions/

      http://www.malwarebytes.org/

      If he hasn't yet, an install of IE8 will help afterwards. Then get him using chrome.


      Replacement AV:

      Panda Cloud
      http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/

      or

      Microsoft Security Essentials
      http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

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      • #4
        Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

        Yeh he has MacAfee, I got him off IE6 or 7 onto MFF
        He also has AdAware Lavasoft Spyware, but it didn't find anything
        I'll se about the stuff you posted FG&P
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        • #5
          Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

          Glory I tried malwarebytes one a laptop I was cleaning up for a friend and never good get it to work for some reason. I ended up reformatting after backing up the user folder.

          Not sure if the infection was causing this but very likely.
          "The mind stretched to a new concept can never return to it's orginal dimension."
          "What the mind can conceive and believe..... it can achieve."

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          • #6
            Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

            Some infections of this type deliberatly prevent Malwarebytes (among others) from running, hence Avenger. Once it does run, it does a very good job cleaning.

            One particular variation of this infection sits in you msconfig, disable it from starting up and you can install Malwarebytes. (silly, lazy programming on the spyware's creator's part)

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            • #7
              Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

              FG&P is correct :)

              One or two attempts with Malwarebytes or another removal tool is what I do.

              More and more tho, I just pop the infected HDD out and slave it into another system and remove it all manually. Once you get used to seeing this (or really alot of malware) you realize they all pretty much use the same tricks, so it really doesnt take that long to do the manual removal.

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              • #8
                Re: Personal Security Malware on Dad's System

                You can always look through your registry and get rid of it that way. Go to start, click run, type "regedit" then go to "find" type the virus name and go from there.

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