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#1
I just came home from my dad's house, and I'm now getting all sorts of pop-ups from a very fake-sounding Window's security center. I looked at my desktop, and there were three links to porn sites.
I'm dead serious, and they're sites I've never heard of. I don't know if the icons appeared before or after the pop-ups; I didn't notice them when I turned the computer on, but, seeing as I use Rocketdock, I don't really pay attention to my desktop. Now, the possibly-fake "Malware Defense" (that's what it's calling itself, I don't know if it's modeling itself after the real program or what) keeps giving me pop-ups, trying to get me to download stuff from them, and saying I have all these viruses, and it tried removing Avast anti-virus, saying that they don't work together.
Also, there are two icons for it on the right side of my taskbar (where the volume control and stuff goes, I don't remember what it's called), and I can't get them to close.
The program installed something, it said it was installing the anti-virus, and I couldn't find a way to stop it; I "x"-ed out, but it was still in the bottom right of my taskbar, and it didn't show up as a program when I pushed control-alt-delete, and I don't know what to do, because it installed itself.
Seriously, I'm almost certain I got a virus from this thing (or, more directly, that it is a virus), and I have no idea what to do about it. I'm sorry if everything I typed is hard to understand, or disorganized, but I'm just trying to get this message out as fast as I can, before it ****s up more. What do I do?

Edit: I'm reviving this thread because I have it again, somehow. I can't get system restore to work, Malware-bytes won't open, and I can't get it to reinstall. What do I do?

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Last edited by herby190 at Jan 14, 2010,
#2
Google whatever it said and there should be a solution.

Oh and you totally went on porn.
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Google whatever it said and there should be a solution.

Oh and you totally went on porn.
I'm not going to lie, I have, but it was only on one site (I obviously can't post the name of it), and didn't download anything, but idk if I could still get a virus. Plus, like I said, the three icons on my desktop were for sites I've never heard of, and why the hell would I put a desktop icon for them anyways? Either the software did this, or someone installed it on my computer while I was gone.


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Quote by Venice King
Google whatever it said and there should be a solution.

Oh and you totally went on porn.


This, or take it to a shop to get it fixed.
#9
I had this same problem, of course right after my dad used it .
It's pretty much a spam virus. Just run an anti-virus software it It will get rid of it. I use Avira AntiVir Personal
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#11
Whoa, coincidence!

I actually had this issue a couple days ago. I was weirded out how Avast got infected.... o_O
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#12
system restore followed by a virus scan followed by uninstalling any programs you recently installed followed by not visiting porn sites with viruses any more
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And once your dome with all that get a really anti-virus program like/such/as panda

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#17
Were the sites something like

P0rnz Tube

Yew p0ronz

Nood Tube

(Different spelling incase of rule breaking)


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Were the sites something like

P0rnz Tube

Yew p0ronz

Nood Tube

(Different spelling incase of rule breaking)
Yes to the first and last one, but I'm not sure on the second one; I deleted all the icons as soon as I saw them.
#19
I got that same problem. VERY frustrating. You'll have to download and run a program designed specifically to remove it...
look here...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-xp-antivirus-2008-2009

a little down the page, it will give you step on how to remove. I personally used this program, Malwarebytes, and it cleared it up for me.

Hope you get this fixed. I know how frustrating it can be
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#20
Quote by herby190
Yes to the first and last one, but I'm not sure on the second one; I deleted all the icons as soon as I saw them.

Yeah the computer in my living room has that same virus. So far we haven't been able to fix it, and my dad is pretty good at computers.

It crashes nearly daily, and the only way to get it working is to use a boot cd/disk.

When it's loading up, press F8 or whatever it is to "boot from CD". You'll see it up the top somewhere.

Then wait for some bullsh!t to load and press F8 which should mean "I agree"

Then install windows again on the first window. On the second you press R for repair. Don't repair the first part though!

Sorry if that's too confusing. This is only if you have XP. I don't know how it works for Vista.


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#22
Just a tip,
I obviously can post any site names BUT
If u dont want viruses from porn sites only use sites that are streaming, similar to youtube.
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Yeah the computer in my living room has that same virus. So far we haven't been able to fix it, and my dad is pretty good at computers.

It crashes nearly daily, and the only way to get it working is to use a boot cd/disk.

When it's loading up, press F8 or whatever it is to "boot from CD". You'll see it up the top somewhere.

Then wait for some bullsh!t to load and press F8 which should mean "I agree"

Then install windows again on the first window. On the second you press R for repair. Don't repair the first part though!

Sorry if that's too confusing. This is only if you have XP. I don't know how it works for Vista.


Make sure you put in your Windows XP installation disc before you do this. Otherwise it won't work, because you're not gonna have any CD to boot from. I don't think that will work though. Unless you're getting a BSOD and the virus damaged system files.

I would recommend a system restore, but the virus may have deleted the restore points. If it didn't try the system restore. Go back to a time where you know that you didn't have the virus on your computer. Scan it with a virus scanner (AVG or avast! are good scanners) and with a spyware scanner (I use Spybot: S&D) just to double check.

If the virus did delete your restore points, you can buy something that you can hook up to a HDD (your hard drive, you'll have to take it out of your computer manually), and then you can plug it into another computer through a USB port. That way you can scan for viruses and shit without dealing with a messed up computer.

Or you could just reformat your harddrive. I would only try it as a last resort or if your computer doesn't have any valuable files on it, because it will delete everything on your computer.
Last edited by Dregen at Jan 3, 2010,
#24
Try System Restore and just take a look at the available checkpoints. This may fix it, and you won't have to resort to some of the outlandish stuff I've seen in this thread so far.
#25
Quote by Jasonbts
I got that same problem. VERY frustrating. You'll have to download and run a program designed specifically to remove it...
look here...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-xp-antivirus-2008-2009

a little down the page, it will give you step on how to remove. I personally used this program, Malwarebytes, and it cleared it up for me.

Hope you get this fixed. I know how frustrating it can be
I'm following the steps, but I'm having trouble installing Malwarebytes, because you have to close all applications, but I think the pop-ups are stopping it; it keeps getting to "extracting files" then stopping; any advice?

Edit: Did a system restore, as advised, to before this started happening, and now I'm getting Malwarebytes. Thanks for all the help, The Pit has definitely come through for me today, in all the threads I've made (except the band-name one, which has been pretty 50/50, but oh well), and I promise to try not to abuse The Pit this much for help in the future.
Last edited by herby190 at Jan 4, 2010,
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It's the Y2K10 virus.
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I'm following the steps, but I'm having trouble installing Malwarebytes, because you have to close all applications, but I think the pop-ups are stopping it; it keeps getting to "extracting files" then stopping; any advice?
Run computer in safe mode. Extract files then.

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#30
Malwarebytes + AVG free mate.
It's a virus, I had it like a year ago. Hopefully you can find a way to get rid of it, I didn't.
#32
I have a Macbook Pro and what is this?
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#34
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I'm following the steps, but I'm having trouble installing Malwarebytes, because you have to close all applications, but I think the pop-ups are stopping it; it keeps getting to "extracting files" then stopping; any advice?

Edit: Did a system restore, as advised, to before this started happening, and now I'm getting Malwarebytes. Thanks for all the help, The Pit has definitely come through for me today, in all the threads I've made (except the band-name one, which has been pretty 50/50, but oh well), and I promise to try not to abuse The Pit this much for help in the future.

I was asked to clean up this very same virus like a week ago It pwned me, dude. I couldn't install Malwarebytes, AVG, OR Spybot S&D, even from Safe Mode. The only thing I was able to do was install avast! and run a boot-time scan, which did help.

Malware Defender should have a couple of things in the Startup folder. Boot in Safe Mode and remove them, then go into Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it from there. I'd recommend the avast! boot-time scan, but it takes HOURS. Also it will stop the first time it runs into something and wait for you to tell it what to do. Make sure to run Malwarebytes and Spybot, too, if you can, and all of this in Safe Mode.

Good luck, dude, this worm is a real asshole

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#36
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I was at my grandma's this weekend, and she had something very much like this.

Your grandma watches porn?


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#37
Dude I just clicked this topic and then a warning pops up saying it might harm my computer. You asshole trying to spread it around! >:P
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Your grandma watches porn?

No, there was a fake antivirus on her desktop. It eventually had a porn popup, though, which had already popped up when I entered the room. I got on the computer, and about five minutes later, the phony antivirus pops up and tells me the computer has 34 viruses. I suspected it was fake, but anyway, I leave the room, and an hour later, I come back and see the screen filled up with porn popups and all sorts of other stuff. My dad sorted things out, though.

She hadn't updated Norton in two years, since she knows shit all about computers, and she won't take a class.
#39
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I was asked to clean up this very same virus like a week ago It pwned me, dude. I couldn't install Malwarebytes, AVG, OR Spybot S&D, even from Safe Mode. The only thing I was able to do was install avast! and run a boot-time scan, which did help.

Malware Defender should have a couple of things in the Startup folder. Boot in Safe Mode and remove them, then go into Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it from there. I'd recommend the avast! boot-time scan, but it takes HOURS. Also it will stop the first time it runs into something and wait for you to tell it what to do. Make sure to run Malwarebytes and Spybot, too, if you can, and all of this in Safe Mode.

Good luck, dude, this worm is a real asshole
Could have just done it my way; from what I can tell, it completely removed it. Thanks again, to whoever linked me to that.
#40
Sounds like somebody had to fap to the maximum
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