Virus-Need help

Darn Malware

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 by WeatherBound | Discussion: Personal Computing

I have vista and was running One-Care Anti virus and firewall.  Some how a virus came into my system.

I have uninstalled One-Care and installed Avast Antivirus software that has a boot scan. I did the boot scan and it found 5 viruses on my system. Avast took care of those. I installed Comodo firewall just because i think it better to have a firewall installed.

I then Installed MalwareByts Anti malware soft-wear and it found one attack. And deleted it.

 

So far all sounds good but

I am still receiving messages in my Email saying that my email i sent did not go thrue and gives me the email addresses where it was supposed to go. I do not Email very much and all these addresses where not sent by me.

I will also add that i did try Ad-Aware, Spy-blaster and Avg and others and all say everything is Good.

I am still getting theses could not be delivered emails that i did not send. when i look at the date the error message says the recent date of today.....

Has any one run in to this? If so how long does it take for those could not be delivered emails to get out of the Email system?

I will tell you it has been since Friday since all scans have been showing up with no viruses.

If you have had this virus. Let me know what you did to get rid of it.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

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JaggedSparFel
Reply #1 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:00 PM

no idea, my advice (having dealt with a particularly nasty virus myself that infected three computers at my house) is to first make sure you have a pre-virus system backup and then completely wipe your machine, its the only way to really get rid of one. and try Kapersky or Webroot Spysweeper, both are excellent programs.

 

EDIT: also, if that sucker gets your mac address, theres nothing it can't do

Tailsgirl
Reply #2 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:02 PM

You've got some kind of worm attaching itself to emails it sounds like, if nobody here can help, there's a prog called HJT [Hiijack This] and these guys can help! --> here

PuterDudeJim
Reply #3 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:16 PM

Good call TG! As long as he knows what to do with the results.

Tailsgirl
Reply #4 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:19 PM

Yep, he has to download it first [HJT], then basically post his problem, and do exactly what they say, they are masters at getting rid of the more 'stubborn' problems

Anthony R
Reply #5 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:41 PM

Yuppers... its a worm. Try googling the name of the Re: mail and then find and run the worm removal tool. I know symantec lets you dl these tools for free.

Leo the Lion
Reply #6 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:47 PM

As per the first guys advice............Even if you think you have solved the problem via a scan or whatever will you ever be happy that the virus is still not lurking there?..........Clean and reinstall is the safest route

DrJBHL
Reply #7 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:54 PM

DON'T do any backups to any external device. This is a Trojan/Worm. Hopefully TG's suggestion as to what to do and where to go will work. If they don't you'll have to do a low level format and reinstall everything.

That's lotsa fun. Believe me.

 

PuterDudeJim
Reply #8 Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:21 AM

Damn, Doc. You are getting close to Zubaz in the KP area!! 

PuterDudeJim
Reply #9 Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:31 AM

Hey Don, I sent you some help, your email sent it back to me. Approve me dude, but don't email me...lol. 

PuterDudeJim
Reply #10 Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:34 AM

That's lotsa fun. Believe me.

It's really ain't that bad Doc. I do it a few times a year, just for that new PC feel. The speed and freshness of a brand new rig come back after a format and reinstall. I do it at least twice a year. If you keep backups, it really ain't so bad. 

Tailsgirl
Reply #11 Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:36 AM

This reminds of the 'Happy 98' email virus, or was it 99 it wasn't that bad, just an attachment that was sent out with every email, of an exe, which.. I clicked on, being new to the net at the time, and it was a really nice animation of fireworks, I thought it was great.. then everybody kept emailing me telling me to quit sending them stuff that was an easy removal.. one of the worst, was istbar..[not email related] that's when I met the HJT guys.. and after a few hours of doing the most INSANE stuff [whatever they asked] my system was clean

WeatherBound
Reply #12 Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:38 AM

To late. I all ready emailed you. lol

Tailsgirl
Reply #13 Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:43 AM

WeatherBound
To late. I all ready emailed you. lol
 just don't read it Jim

WeatherBound
Reply #14 Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:47 AM

Thanks for all the suport you all are giving me.

Yrag has sent me a scan to do. He has helped me many time so i do his first. Boy i hope it works.

You've got some kind of worm attaching itself to emails it sounds like, if nobody here can help, there's a prog called HJT [Hiijack This] and these guys can help! --> here

This will be my second test

 

is to first make sure you have a pre-virus system backup and then completely wipe your machine

Been thinking of this many times over. If all others fail. I will need to do the crash

WeatherBound
Reply #15 Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:50 AM

I will keep you all posted when test is done.

Tailsgirl
Reply #16 Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:53 AM

Good luck mate

Jhjm32087
Reply #17 Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:52 AM

If you don't want to format your computer.

I would take the following steps.

- Download and Install/Update and run a complete scan with NOD32 Anti-Virus (www.eset.com) NOT FREE they do have V4, which is beta.

- Download and Install/Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

- Download and Install and then run a complete scan SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition.

if you know the file that is being attached to your email. You can submit it to www.virustotal.com. VirusTotal has 30+ some anti-virus software that scan the file to determine if its some kind of malware. You might be able to find a remover on-line.

P.S. Avast is a great Anti-Virus Product although, from my understanding there are kind of slow with new virus.

P.S.S The best way to make sure your computer is FREE of malware is to completely format your computer.

WeatherBound
Reply #18 Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:57 AM

Ok. Yrag test came up empty.  Thanks Yrag for the help. I will keep it for the future to use.

Next Hijack This.

I will also add that my incomming email has slowed down with the system mail delivery. Maybe  my computer is safe and it just take a while for all the mail errors to go thrue with mail system.

 

PuterDudeJim
Reply #19 Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:13 AM

- Download and Install/Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

I agree, but Spybot S&D is the way to go as for the other.

Jhjm32087
Reply #20 Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:22 PM

Yeah, I should have also included SpyBot S&D. If one of them miss the others hopefully get it.

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