Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

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Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

Post by canyousmellme on Wed 29 Jun 2011, 9:14 am

First topic message reminder :

Hi I registered today and ran the checks you have asked.

I however have done these after doing a few bits (Stupidly probably) myself.

The story starts with a pop up asking me to allow it. I said yes as it said it was from microsoft. Then the viruses came.

Originally i was using AVG and it showed win32/zbot - g and VBS Generic viruses were everywhere 8000+

After starting to delete some of these I read it was not the right thing to do. I am unable to use adobe acrobat and celtx (Maybe some other things im not sure).

I ended up uninstalling AVG as it was interfering with malwarebytes which found and deleted 2 infected items. I have also ran superantispyware pro which found and deleted a few things.

However I have now installed Avast and its showing 8000+ viruses affected again. I have conducted this scan in safe mode.

This scan also however doesnt show the zbot or vbs generic viruses anymore instead it shows a whole new crop.

These are:

vbs:exedropper-gen
Win32 Ramnit G
win32 fileinfector - a
win32:vitro
win32:prefploy

I am still in safe mode and will attach the otl/extras/aswMBR/checkup results in a secondary post.

However i must note i'm not sure if it froze/finished or i was impatient but i am not sure if the aswMBR had fully finished.

Any help is really appreciated. Hope to hear from you soon.

Best,

Richard.

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Re: Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

Post by Gabethebabe on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 9:10 pm

canyousmellme wrote:
1 - reccomendations and tips for enhancing security

2- My dad burned a selection of files/photos/pdfs onto DVD before he re-formatted. How do I know these will be safe?

Thanks for all your help. Have you ever heard of such a bad virus?
1. I will post my ALORTKYCC in a minute.
2. Run a virus scan. But usually malware does not hide in this kind of data files (movies, music, pictures, documents).

We have seen a lot of malware here and yourīs was not pretty, but not the worst either.

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Allright! Here follows my ALORTKYCC (Awesome List Of Recommendations To Keep Your Computer Clean):

1) Keep your Windows up-to-date. Windows Autoupdate should be ON (see Start >> Control Panel >> Security Center). An alternative way (but more time-consuming) is to periodically visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Hackers are looking every day for new security holes. Microsoft keeps patching them. You cannot fall behind in this race, it will make your system vulnerable.

2) For your average daily computer activities, use a limited/standard user account, not an administrator account. If you use Vista/WIN7 do not disable User Account Control (UAC). You would be amazed to know how much malware canīt touch you if you deny it admin rights. Create a separate password-protected administrator account that you use for admin activities, like (un)installing software.

3) Use a good antivirus. There are various free ones, you cannot go wrong with either of the following three:
  • Panda Cloud Antivirus. If you want your antivirus to be light on resources, I recommend Panda. Install without the toolbar.
  • Ad-Aware Free Internet Security has received great reviews from leading security analysts.
  • Avast! is a very complete antivirus, with modules like mailscanner and webshield.

4) If your computer has 1GB system memory or more, you should install a third party firewall, to replace the weak Windows Firewall. I recommend:
  • Comodo Firewall. Install the internet security suite, but without the antivirus and without the Hopsurf toolbar.
  • Online Armor. A very smart and user friendly firewall.
  • Outpost Firewall is another rocksolid choice.

Note: you should run only ONE antivirus and ONE firewall. Running multiples of either is bad, it will cause slowdowns and/or conflicts.

5) Miscellaneous advice:
  • Stay away from cracks and keygens (look [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for the why). Get free software instead. Gizmo is an excellent source of freeware reviews.
  • Navigate safely. Google Chrome is the safest browser available. However, Mozilla Firefox can be made extremely safe with the NoScript addon. Internet Explorer (always use the last version) can be made a lot safer with Spywareblaster (manual here).
  • The WOT (Webs Of Trust) addon will help you to stay on reliable webpages.
  • WinPatrol alerts you when changes are made in vital system areas. Especially good on light systems not running a third party firewall.
  • Make sure you have ways to recuperate your operating system and vital other data if its gets frustrated by malware and/or other problems. A Windows setup CD and recent backups/disk images will be priceless, if you find yourself in an unexpected tight spot.

Finally: did we help you? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]!

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Re: Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

Post by canyousmellme on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 9:45 pm

OK brilliant.

Thanks for all your help.

I'll go over all your reccomendations.

If I have any problems with the DVD's I'll let you know.

Thank You!!

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