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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by maddawgz, Dec 27, 2004.

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  1. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    Hey all i did a windows update and noticed a mydoom removal tool? my juice etco_O saying i prob had it if i could see this update?? thing is where is the tool after u updateo_O lost here? Im using giant..pc cillian 2004? how would i get a wormo_Oo_O? thanks madawgz
     
  2. bigbuck

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    ?? ?? ?? That sounds pretty weird maddawgz.....Was this a popup? Were you on the windows update page? Can you give us some more specifics?
    Edit: I just went to windows update and didn't see any of this stuff??
    Can you give some more details?
     
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  3. maddawgz

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    Hi Big Buck i have auto updates on?..the yellow thing sp 2 was in my toolbar download new updates one of them was this tool??. i even manually went there with me IE page seen the same thingo_O bizzare still cant see no removal tool in my pco_O got me?... maddawgz :'(

    no pop up thing was the real deal? musta had a worm then? god knows..and microsoft gave me the update..but Bo clean nor pc cillian has detected a worm?..i wish someone else got it 2..so i dont feel so bad

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/mydoom.mspx


    ok i ran the tool ...it mustnt have installed on my pc prob im not infected dunno y then it came down with auto udpates weird !!!! o_O o_O o_O
     
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    Mate, I'm having trouble understanding what you are saying. Can you have another go at explaining.....real slow and simple for a dummy like me.
    Q. What prog alerted you? Giant? PCcillan?
    Q. You say is was definitely not a popup?
    Q. You say you have Automatic Updates on...But I don't think there has been one since December 15??
    More Info please Buddy....
    Buck.
     
  5. Primrose

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    Mydoom, Zindos, and Doomjuice Worm Removal Tool
    Article ID : 836528
    Last Review : December 21, 2004
    Revision : 13.3


    SUMMARY
    Microsoft has released a tool to help you remove variants of the Mydoom, Zindos, and Doomjuice worms from your computer. Version 4.0 of the Microsoft Mydoom Worm Removal Tool supports removal of the Mydoom variants A, B, E, F, G, J, L, O, Zindos.A, and Doomjuice variants A and B. To download Version 4.0 of the Worm Removal Tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/mydoom.mspx
    The Windows Update Web site and Automatic Updates will offer you version 4.0 of the Mydoom Worm Removal Tool if your computer appears to be infected with Mydoom.A, Mydoom.B, Mydoom.E, Mydoom.F, Mydoom.J, Mydoom.L, Mydoom.O, Zindos.A, Doomjuice.A, or Doomjuice.B, or if your computer contains remnants of an infection, such as registry keys that are left behind.

    Note The Windows Update Web site and Automatic Updates do not detect whether a computer is infected with the Mydoom.G variant, but the tool that is offered by Windows Update does remove the Mydoom.G variant. If your computer is infected with only the Mydoom.G variant, Windows Update will not offer you the tool. If your computer is infected with multiple variants of Mydoom, Windows Update will offer you the tool. If you do not know whether your computer is infected with the Mydoom.G variant, and Windows Update does not offer you the Mydoom Worm Removal Tool, you can manually download and run the tool from the Microsoft Download Center.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=836528
     
  6. nameless

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    I know exactly what the OP is talking about; I saw the same thing. This is an example of Microsoft catering to novices.

    The presence of the update means nothing, and certainly not that you are infected. (I never had a MyDoom infection, but I was prompted with this stupid removal tool. And no, I don't just "think" I never had MyDoom; I know.)

    So you might as well install it and get it out of your life. Don't bother trying to uninstall it afterward, either, as it will just show up on WU again (or via Automatic Updates).

    Once you install the removal tool, it just does its thing--there is no user interaction, at least not if the system is clean.
     
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    Help Someone Who is Having Trouble Accessing Web Sites

    Mydoom.B blocks access to some Microsoft and antivirus vendors' Web sites. If someone you know cannot access this Web page, they may be infected with Mydoom.B. You can help them by sharing the information on this page, including the location of the worm removal tool and the Protect Your PC site.
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/mydoom.mspx
     
  8. maddawgz

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    Thanks guys and Nameless..Excatly i didnt have the my doom at all? i did the scan?? not sure y the microsft update site gave me the tool for download thanks again maddawgz :rolleyes:
     
  9. Brian Weje

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    Hi. i have a little problem problem with this removal tool from WU. I keep getting it.. I install it, the next time it runs WU, it wanna install it again, and again, and again...

    any ideas

    /Weje
     
  10. jbrook

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    i have been getting that same update for months. I have run the tool online and it tells me i am not infected by mydoom, i have downloaded it and run it and it says i am clean, i have downloaded other removal tools and they say it is not there, but i still keep getting the update notice! you are not alone. is there a way to stop it? :(
     
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