Infected Trojan Firehole.1.0.1

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I found that I have the Firehole 1.0.1 on my computer along with having copycat on my desktop infected with Virtool.Breaker.SN. I cannot remove Copycat or the malware.

    My Bit Defernder tells me that it has blocked both the trojan and virus, but it has not removed either.

    What do I do now? I am running a new computer w WXP sp2. If I recall correctly Copycat and Firehole came from a site where you check your system.http://www.firewallleaktester.com/

    I should add that I have Bit Defender trial, LnS, and A square.

    Jerry
     
  2. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Hi Jerry

    Copycat & Firehole are programs to check how effective your firewall are. I doubt that you have gotten the virus from gkweb's homepage, you can contact him here .

    Do an online scan, i have some links in my signature and see what they come up with, it could be a false positive from Bitdefender. :)
     
  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Hi Don,
    Thanks for the reply. I thought that the malware items were just test items, but I don't know how to delete them. I received a reply that sent me to his site, and it is here.
    http://www.firewallleaktester.com/lktvirus.htm

    An important part of the reply is.
    { 3 - How to ensure I can use the leaktests safely, without downloading malwares ?

    Leaktests are just a demo, and are completly safe and harmless.
    To be completly safe, only download leaktests hosted on this website, and check the file MD5 fingerprint given for each leaktest, it is the only way to ensure you have the file you expected to download, moreover if you have downloaded the leaktest elsewhere, always check the checksum available on this website.

    Once downloaded, you can create a folder, and exclude it from your AntiVirus resident protection.}

    One problem is that I do not know how to create a folder and exclude it from Bit Defender.
    The second is that I don't know how to remove the icon for Copycat.

    If you have suggestions I would appreciate them.

    Jerry
     
  4. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    HI Jerry

    It's been some time since i last used the leaktest's and i can't remember much to be honest :oops: :D. As for exclusion in Bitdefender, i think it's found under "more settings" if you open "anti-virus" in the main window (gui), but it's quite a while since i last tried that too. ;) :D (liked it btw)

    I would contact gkweb who runs http://www.firewallleaktester.com/ and ask him for help with the leaktest, he's very helpful.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
  5. kareldjag

    kareldjag Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a nice collection of test tools (all leaktests, some firewall/AV/AT killers and so on) to audit my security.

    The only things that i could say is you have to be sure that you'll be the master of your tests and tools!

    And if not, try them later.But copycat and firehole are not dangerous at all for your system.

    ***Extemination and eraser tools:

    *APT:

    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=apt

    *Killbox (on this link you'll find a direct download and the official tutorial):

    http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=54511

    *Eraser (a very efficient tool):

    http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/download.php

    And also, have a look on some threads on this forum.

    Regards
     
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