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Windows 7: another virus infiltrated my security essentials

11 Feb 2012   #11
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

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I might look into the kapersky stuff. I keep hearing a lot of people say it's the best out there.[/QUOTE]



Does MSE have a URL checker ? Most of the time I have contacted a virus/malware it has been while clicking URLs after a search.

I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 which performs well. Check Amazon and other online retailers, average cost is $20-25 for 1 year license. As stated above, no system is perfect. MSE gets positive reviews in this forum.

Let me say I am not a patient person. But with a virus you have as described above by Golden, I would recommend backup and clean install to positively insure it is removed.


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11 Feb 2012   #12
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Does MSE have a URL checker ? Most of the time I have contacted a virus/malware it has been while clicking URLs after a search.

I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 which performs well. Check Amazon and other online retailers, average cost is $20-25 for 1 year license. As stated above, no system is perfect. MSE gets positive reviews in this forum.

Let me say I am not a patient person. But with a virus you have as described above by Golden, I would recommend backup and clean install to positively insure it is removed.

no it doesn't have url checker but IE9 and firefox both do. but unless people are reporting the sites it goes unflagged.

oh I can tell you it's gone. you should have seen what it did to it. I couldn't even open the start menu. it was all blank. so I couldn't even access the control panel or nothing.
so this time I set some keyboard hotkeys to access all of the important things like the control panel, system retore, backup, etc.
I have external drives with a backup of all my important stuff along with a system image.

none of the malware removers find it in my system after MSE ran the third removal attempt. so I'm pretty confident it's gone.
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11 Feb 2012   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you have the situation where it keeps returning by itself? You should reset your DNS as the Win32/Alureon family hijacks it for its own use. You need to reset your DNS.

Copy the following text exactly as shown into a new instance of NotePad:

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save this to your DESKTOP as FLUSH.BAT

Right-click on FLUSH.BAT and choose 'Run as administrator'. Your PC will reboot itself.

Regards,
Golden
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12 Feb 2012   #14
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Start using noscript
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12 Feb 2012   #15
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you have the situation where it keeps returning by itself? You should reset your DNS as the Win32/Alureon family hijacks it for its own use. You need to reset your DNS.

Copy the following text exactly as shown into a new instance of NotePad:

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save this to your DESKTOP as FLUSH.BAT

Right-click on FLUSH.BAT and choose 'Run as administrator'. Your PC will reboot itself.

Regards,
Golden

no it seems to be fine. it's not acting up or anything.
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12 Feb 2012   #16
Qdos

 

I do not find MSE at all as good as NOD32, have run comparison scans on infected archives and MSE misses a very significant number of finds that ESET manages to identify...
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12 Feb 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No wonder, Eset is top shelf.
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