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The tagging virus the is corrupting computers

Post by Bheston1279 on Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:12 pm

Hi All,

New to the forum and ready need help.

About 3 days ago I was doing a search in google on the word "POSH" and clicked on a site and I know for a fact it is a virus that is tagging my info and sites on anything that has to do with that word or anything that has to do with that word.

It is now corrupting all accounts and changing the psswds to those accts.

My question is: Is there any free and safe software that is out here that I can use. Thank God I do have Backup software from early this month. But, really need to know if I need to clean eveything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: The tagging virus the is corrupting computers

Post by woolie on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:04 pm

If you can get it, these may help and are free

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Also malwarebytes and Msft secutiy essentials are free


From your report, it sounds to me a [novice] like the hijacker malware
that can make your machine unusable...

I would run the 'combofix' first...

It takes a while, up to an hour, to let it run and do its work...

simply run it and wait for it...
you'll know when its done as a popup text file [the log] will
pop up allowing you to then reboot to a hopefully cleaned machine Smile

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