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Windows 7: System infected with a Virus

05 Jul 2009   #11
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

i have tried a variety of av and security solutions...let me try norton as well...


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05 Jul 2009   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This infection is a password stealer. Your "critical" identity is being harvested and sent to another domain.
Please read this article:
Win32/Sality Family - CA

Since you are Beta testing Win7, my advice would be to do a clean install of the OS.
****Before you do that tho', find a known clean computer, and change all your passwords. If you have used any online banking or credit cards with the infected computer, be sure to notify your bank.
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05 Jul 2009   #13
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

To be honest with you, I'd be more concerned of the fact that you "catched" a virus, I'll pray for you meng
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05 Jul 2009   #14
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
This infection is a password stealer. Your "critical" identity is being harvested and sent to another domain.
Please read this article:
Win32/Sality Family - CA

Since you are Beta testing Win7, my advice would be to do a clean install of the OS.
****Before you do that tho', find a known clean computer, and change all your passwords. If you have used any online banking or credit cards with the infected computer, be sure to notify your bank.
i am not even sure if it is the one...this virus goes undetected throughout all the antiviruses i have tried mcafee norton avast stinger truesword etc....

i cn do the formatting but hw can i know this is the win32.sality

i came 2 know it is win32.sality coz when i googled the keywords in the ghost2.bmp i found a site mentioning it 2 b win32.sality

my symptoms are the unique one.

and can u please telll more symptoms of win32,sality?
and do teme if there is any possible way 2 revert the changes back...hidden folders to normal
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05 Jul 2009   #15
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

- Which operating system does your laptop run on ?



»Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run it on safe mode.

»Run a full system scan, after it has finished scanning remove all infections when prompted.

»Boot windows normal mode.
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05 Jul 2009   #16
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

here is the screenshot which explains the problem deeper...and i am using windows 7 Rc


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05 Jul 2009   #17
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
- Which operating system does your laptop run on ?



»Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run it on safe mode.

»Run a full system scan, after it has finished scanning remove all infections when prompted.

»Boot windows normal mode.
i hv done that as wll also i hv run a boot time scan by avast...but still now i hvnt found anything of much help
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05 Jul 2009   #18
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't know if this still works with windows seven but try to run Trend Micro HijackThis to know those unwanted apps

or try Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Internet Security, it ranks as one of the best AV's out there and it has a 30-day trial. Try installing it see if it could remove the "virus"

or run an Online Virus Scan on their website.
(I don't think it supports Mozilla Firefox so use Internet Explorer instead)
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05 Jul 2009   #19
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

ohk i wud try that too...any clue about the symptoms i told...and hv u checked out the screenshot that gives detailed description of my problem
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05 Jul 2009   #20
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm sorry but I haven't encountered anything like that one before.
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