#1
I just had an experience with a virus and I need to know if I'm ****ed or not. I googled my problem and it took me to the norton website where I found this post. I went through the exact same thing as this guy:

I was just reading online when a window popped up for Virus Doctor. The schema was Windows 2000/XP and I clicked 'X' on each of the pop-ups including the one asking for a download. This then shut down my browser, Firefox (latest version.) I have NIS2008 and it was updated today before the intrusion.

I thought I had all the blocks correctly configured for NIS, so any idea how this happened? I ran a full-system scan and it detected nothing--am I free from this Malware or could it still be lurking on my computer?

I also checked out the virus defition for Virus Doctor here on Symantec;however the picture didn't line up with what I saw, maybe because I stopped it right away. I also opened up the History in Firefox and apparently I got this window from the following addresses:

Addresses are as follows, without the spaces:

Name: VirusDoctor-Online Protection

http:// scanner.av-best.info/scan.php?campaign=mmb_11761620791&landed=4

Name: paramss=sbbOnK6ruq2elZejsZja0tCYo9fdzLjD4dLAmJilqJyU --

http:// run.av-best.info/ paramss=sbbOnK6ruq2elZejsZja0tCYo9fdzLjD4dLAmJilqJyU

Name: install.php (in twice)
http:// download.av-best.info/install.php?campaign=mmb_11761620791&country=en&coun…
That was all I could read in the history menu

Am I infected?
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#5
My friend you will probably need a malware removal tool. I had the same sort of experience with a program called Power Antivirus, same sort of deal. If a normal antivirus doesn't work I'd check into some malware removal applications
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#6
Hey comeing from an IT tech you are screwed this is on of the nastist adwares you can get pm me and im sure i can help you get rid of it but its going to take alot. Wow you only get this from porn sites
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Hey comeing from an IT tech you are screwed this is on of the nastist adwares you can get pm me and im sure i can help you get rid of it but its going to take alot. Wow you only get this from porn sites

I don't go on porn sites.

If you aren't messing with me, I need help keeping my computer safe.
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#8
Congrats. Your computer has AIDS. This Could've been prevented, had you put a condom on your hard drive.


On topic, Keep re-scanning your computer. It might show up if it's infected still.
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#9
Normaly, a virus mostly installs itself on startup.

Do this :

open task manager, go to file and new task (run), then type in msconfig

If you see anything related to the virus, delete it and the file also.

Also, clean your browser's temporary files. And check with your task manager if some proccess that might be related to "the virus" is running.
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Quote by kevC4
Normaly, a virus mostly installs itself on startup.

Do this :

open task manager, go to file and new task (run), then type in msconfig

If you see anything related to the virus, delete it and the file also.

Also, clean your browser's temporary files. And check with your task manager if some proccess that might be related to "the virus" is running.

Thanks for a serious answer.

When I get to the configuration, where am i supposed to check for it? Sorry for the stupid question, but please bear with me.
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#12
Quote by Holy.
Thanks for a serious answer.

When I get to the configuration, where am i supposed to check for it? Sorry for the stupid question, but please bear with me.


Startup tab.

There you'll see everything [or almost, there's still hidden stuff from windows and services but normaly it doesn't have anything to do with viruses] that startups when your pc boots.

Edit: Check out these stuff, they are helpfull for finding viruses :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cb56073f-62a3-4ed8-9dd6-40c84cb9e2f5.aspx
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#14
Dont worry about it...

Virus Dr. is just a stupid ad that pops up and looks like a virus,Its basically just spyware but only if you install it...Its pretty easy to avoid it,Just hit cancel and ok when it pops up.I've actually had it pop up on UG before...
#16
Ok, I downloaded a malware program and it found a bunch of adware, but nothing that looked like the Virus Doctor crap.

Should I download some more anti-whatever programs, or stop?
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