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  1. hisiko

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    From yesterday 2/13/2007, when I use IE to open some website, it automatically open some advertisement website. I tried microsoft's virus defendent, but it didn't work. My Macfee shows virus alert and it is GENERIC TROJAN located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    How to remove this virus? Is it Ghost Trojan? I'm totally layman of this, anyone can help to answer?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
     
  2. C.S.J

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.freedrweb.com

    download CURE IT,

    scan your machine, if it finds anything ...DELETE DELETE DELETE :)

    good luck, its free, latest virus definations and you dont have to install it
     
  3. yeuxbleus

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Suggest you look here. Good luck!
     
  4. hisiko

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks, I'll try.
     
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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Since you were actually given a file names "hosts" and not just a directory things should be a lot easier to get rid of. I am curious about the file you say is infected because that is appropriately enough the windows host file. This file does nothing more that contain a list of addresses windows will not connect to (adware, malware, etc.) Perhaps is you simply delete the file windows will automatically generate a new one.
     
  6. plantextract

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That particular entry shows an alteration of the hosts file. is it possible for you to open the file with notepad & just copy and paste it here (it shouldn't be to long)
     
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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hisiko,
    Reformatting the computer in order to get rid of this stubborn program is pretty drastic so I would recommend that you download the two free antispyware programs, AVG and Superantispyware and running scans with them first.
     
  8. lodore

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    download hosts xpert
    http://www.funkytoad.com/content/view/13/
    check the hosts file and see if any dodgy entries
    then if there is press the return to microsoft default hosts file
    lodore
     
  9. hisiko

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    see the attachment, I copied from my MACFEE virus alert
     

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    everytime I open IE, my MAFEE will add new message on this alert.
     
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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    did you try dr.webs cure it, what were the results from it?
     
  12. hisiko

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    I tried it, "no virus'!!!!!
     
  13. hisiko

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    attached my HOSTS file
     

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    what with the agressive '!!!!!'

    next time i wont try and help you, hope it continues!!!! :D
     
  15. plantextract

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    Re: HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i think this requires a manual intervantion (hijackthis & stuff) but there are some rules regarding hijackthis help on this forum (from what i read hjt support isn't provieded) but you can try to get help on other forums, you can try spywareinfo or bleepingcomputer (any will probably do). there are a lot of helpfull people there to aid you.
     
  16. hisiko

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    When I save that notepad, the local host list just disappeared on the saved notepad file and I was not permitted to just paste it in this reply.....
     
  17. hisiko

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    Sorry, dear, I just want to show my surprise when it said no virus.....

    I am crying now.....
     
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    maybe a simple windows system restore would fix the issue,

    or a windows repair using the windows disk,

    and i suggest when you get it fixed, you create some kind of image (acronis) or snapshot of your computer to role back on (firstdefense)
     
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    try superantispyware from my sig download the free version update and scan.
    also you see if any of the repairs could help you in superantispyware
    lodore
     
  21. hisiko

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    Hi there,

    I just used anything I have to scan the computer and delete all suspicious file. Now suddenly it works. There is no strange advertising window pop-up anymore.. but my macfee stops working now....can't be updated from the server.....my god!
     
  22. hisiko

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    Thank you SO MUCH , everyone!
    Next time I will use firefox instead of IE maybe....it seems to be safer....
    Now still working on fixing my Macfee.....
     
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    Do a repair install of McAfee from either Add/Remove programs or the original installer. To see if that fixes your problem.
     
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