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Windows 7: Drive by Download! Help

09 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7
Drive by Download! Help

Hi i recently went on this website and as soon as i went on there i encountered a drive by download i think. My computer automatically downloaded a trojan horse virus.

When ever i reboot my laptop my avg shows a warning then a few minutes it says threat removed, But this is happening everytime i reboot my computer. Aalso every now and then when i load up my firefox i get a warning about a cookie.

Is there any way i can fully remove all of these or any help would be highley appriciated.

Regards Paul

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09 Sep 2009   #2

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Hi paulpp

Try running a full scan.
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09 Sep 2009   #3

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Download and install Malwarebytes, run it and let it do it's thing, it should find out what the prob is, dont forget to update Malwarebytes first, hope this helps.
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09 Sep 2009   #4

windows 7

Hi thanks for your adivce, im running full scans in everything,

Full scan in:

avg 8.5
Windows Defender
Malwarebytes 1.40

Ill let you know hwo it goes hopefully it will all be sorted out.

Regards Paul
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09 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7

Ok when i load up windoews messenger im getting this warning.

I amm running all o my programs which i have listed above but so far nothing has came up on the results. Would system restore resolve this issue?

Print screen:

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09 Sep 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Its a low threat tracking cookie. if you think it is a threat goto its location and delete it
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09 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

i can see this ending well....

anyhoo, any luck with the cookie monster, i mean virus, Paul?
i would suguest booting in safe mode, and runnig cc cleaner, with all options selected (except for "wipe freespace") that will delete any cookies, logins, and any temopary files that the virus may have created. then run a full system scan with your A/V.

best of luck
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09 Sep 2009   #8

windows 7

Thanks everyone for all of your help, i system resotred and since then i have not seen any warning at all so hopefully everything will be safe.

Say the virus/cookie was still there could it get any of my passworeds or see what i am typing in?

Regards Paul
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09 Sep 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Atdmt Description
Atdmt is a tracking cookie that monitors your Internet activity and gathers your personal information as you surf the web. This information may be retrieved by the parent company, without your consent.

Paul, MalwareBytes will take care of the tracking cookie.

download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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09 Sep 2009   #10

windows 7

Ye, i already have this program i find it good. as it takes well over a hour for the scan to complete so ill do the scan tomorrow morning.

Thanks again for every who helped me +rep
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