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Windows 7: Virus over remote assistance?

20 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Virus over remote assistance?

I've got a friend on the other side of the U.S. that got a bad virus and doesn't know much about computers to fix it. I want to do a remote assistance on his computer to fix it for him (if possible). If I can do this, could the virus be sent to my computer?


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20 Feb 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Remote assistance is normally one-way so all should be well.
{Be prudent - Make sure all your security is up to date & operating.}
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20 Feb 2011   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

+1

you should be okay - but make sure your shields are up!
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20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I got him to run malware bytes and he had "trojan.dropper".
Do I need to take over his computer and do anything or should malware bytes do it all?
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20 Feb 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

This thread should perhaps be in the Security Section of the Forum to enable you to receive more help.. I will check.

Make sure it is a full scan in the interim.{ Malwarebytes}
Post back the results at the end.

You might also like to use Superantispyware.


SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Online Scanner
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21 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I got it all taken care of, turns out the reason he didn't catch this sooner is because he hadn't updated Malware bytes in over a year. Afer updating, it found 2 more trojans. I installed MSE and updated MB, ran them, everything appears to be clean now.
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21 Feb 2011   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Excellent. Thanks for reporting back.
Hope your friend now realizes the value of keeping everything updated regularly.

Should you ever require further support you know where to find us.
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