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Windows 7: "WEB CAKE 3.0" infection - HELP

05 Aug 2013   #51
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't believe you will ever see a good reporting for Microsoft Security Essentials. All the other anti virus brands spend tons of money in many places in advertising money.
One does not want to slap the hand that feeds them.

This is what I use and have no problems.

*A router
*Windows built in Firewall
*Microsoft Security Essentials
*Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro
*FileHippo Update Checker (on demand) once a day
*AdwCleaner on demand when needed
*Eset free online scan on demand if needed or once a month.
***I also try to keep my brain and mouse updated so it doesn't tick on the dumb things.


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05 Aug 2013   #52
ship691

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
 
 

Layback Bear. Thanks for your input. Fwiw, I have been using
- a router,
- Windows built in firewall,
- email filtering for viruses & spam (by Symantec Cloud)
- Microsoft Security Essentials (updated regularly)
- Malwarebytes (on demand occasionally)
- Eset (on demand occasionally)
...and I it looks like I have been being murdered by viruses/trojans, notably Web Cake 3.0.

What is hugely disappointing is that Malware, Eset, MSE all failed to spot Web Cake even when I updated them and got them to specially scan looking for it.

The only one in your list I dont know is "FileHippo Update Checker". How does that fit in to your strategy?
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05 Aug 2013   #53
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ship

Are you still showing WebCake 3.0 ?
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05 Aug 2013   #54
ship691

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
 
 

> Are you still showing WebCake 3.0 ?
Not knowingly.

But I am now running a major scan with BitDefender. Strangely it has run a couple of scans without finding much and then when you ask it to scan particularly directories or files it takes it more seriously and starts finding stuff. One problem is that it is TERRIBLE at unzipping things, claiming that it doesn know the password. But mostly the files in question were never given passwords... !

What should I do about zipped files? BidDefender says I need to run a contextual scan and enter the password for each... the trouble is that there are about 158 of them. Some of which are part of applications...

Fwiw, I am currently running a scan across my one of my two external 1GB Iomega hard disk drives that I've been using for backups. So far it has found 159 threats and counting. I'm running it attached to my old laptop. It started fast but is slowing right up... been at 63% for what feels like 30 minutes!

I am very impressed by AdwCleaner. It keeps finding things that nothing else does.

More later.

P.S. e.g. BitDefender is now asking for the password for
C:\Windows\Installer\2dc5e8a.msi=>(Embedded CAB)=>X1Updater.dat
WTF? If I skip is this dangerous?

Or perhaps may i delete the file "C:\Windows\Installer\2dc5e8a.msi" ?
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05 Aug 2013   #55
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

AdwCleaner just locates adware and PUP items
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05 Aug 2013   #56
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please remember that different programs are designed to find and do different things.
That is why VistaKing and others request you to use different programs.
AdwCleaner is a great program for what it is designed to do.
No one security program does it all. If their was one that did do it all we all would be using it.

BidDefender would drive me crazy with all that password bull.

Do you use a torrent program?
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05 Aug 2013   #57
ship691

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
 
 

> BidDefender would drive me crazy with all that password bull.
Me too! But can the other scanners see inside these files WITHOUT passwords?
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05 Aug 2013   #58
ship691

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
 
 

How's about this one, may I just delete this file?
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard\WIS1363E82CBB774BF4A1FBB38B84F83F8A_6_7.MSI
hmmm.... or perhaps I should abandon BitDefender completely and install AVAST or AVIRA or similar?
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05 Aug 2013   #59
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I suggest is following VistaKing's and Jacee's recommendations. They are very good at cleaning up computers.
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05 Aug 2013   #60
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Is your BitDefender a trial version ?
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