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  1. #1


    DM Guest

    infected by a trojan

    Help please,

    I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the antispyware
    to clean system."

    Any body got any idea's?
    thanks


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  3. #2


    DP Guest

    Re: infected by a trojan



    Sounds to me like it's something a rogue website is telling you so that
    you'll install their software, which is probably spyware. This popup only
    pops up when you're on the web, right?

    If it was a legitimate warning, you would have to have some kind of
    antivirus or antispyware already loaded to detect it. So it wouldn't be
    telling you to download another program.

    Ignore it. And the best way to close the window is by using the x in the
    upper right corner. I wouldn't trust any buttons that give you a choice
    between yes and no or yes and cancel. I'd bet either button actually starts
    the spyware download.



    "DM" <DM@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7F9C198A-5FA0-4BE5-8259-9BF02AC9F839@xxxxxx

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the
    > antispyware
    > to clean system."
    >
    > Any body got any idea's?
    > thanks
    >

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  4. #3


    DM Guest

    Re: infected by a trojan

    thanks for the reply. Is there any way i can get rid of this message? I
    believe it also affected by web browser because my searches are directed to
    porn sites.

    DM

    "DP" wrote:

    >
    >
    > Sounds to me like it's something a rogue website is telling you so that
    > you'll install their software, which is probably spyware. This popup only
    > pops up when you're on the web, right?
    >
    > If it was a legitimate warning, you would have to have some kind of
    > antivirus or antispyware already loaded to detect it. So it wouldn't be
    > telling you to download another program.
    >
    > Ignore it. And the best way to close the window is by using the x in the
    > upper right corner. I wouldn't trust any buttons that give you a choice
    > between yes and no or yes and cancel. I'd bet either button actually starts
    > the spyware download.
    >
    >
    >
    > "DM" <DM@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:7F9C198A-5FA0-4BE5-8259-9BF02AC9F839@xxxxxx

    > > Help please,
    > >
    > > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the
    > > antispyware
    > > to clean system."
    > >
    > > Any body got any idea's?
    > > thanks
    > >
    >
    >

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  5. #4


    Malke Guest

    Re: infected by a trojan

    DM wrote:

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the antispyware
    > to clean system."
    Your computer is infected with malware. Because you didn't mention the
    name of the antispyware rogue which you are urged to download, I can't
    give you specific removal steps. Ignoring this is A Bad Idea, you need
    to get your computer cleaned up.

    Check to see if there are targeted removal steps for your malware here:

    Bleeping Computer removal how-to's -
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum55.html

    If not, Google the name of the rogue to see if you need to run Vundo or
    Smitfraud removers. You can read about doing general malware removal and
    Vundo/Smitfraud infections here:

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

    When all else fails, run HijackThis and post your log in one of the
    specialty forums listed at the link above (not here, please).

    Not all tools used will work in Vista and you will need to run them
    elevated If you are unable to remove the infection by following the
    general steps, register at one of the HijackThis forums as suggested.

    Standard caveat: If the procedures look too complex - and there is no
    shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a
    professional computer repair shop (not your local version of
    BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
    are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may
    be so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. Have all
    your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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  6. #5


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: infected by a trojan

    On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:30:00 -0800, DM <DM@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the antispyware
    > to clean system."
    >
    > Any body got any idea's?

    Yes, you are infected, and the trojan you are infected with is the one
    that popped up the message. It's probably one of the variants of the
    Smitfraud trojan.

    MVP Malke has good help for you on her site. Read here

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

    and here
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...itfraud_Trojan

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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  7. #6


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: infected by a trojan



    "DM" wrote:

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the antispyware
    > to clean system."
    >
    > Any body got any idea's?
    > thanks
    >

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  8. #7


    dennis Guest

    Re: infected by a trojan



    "DM" <DM@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7F9C198A-5FA0-4BE5-8259-9BF02AC9F839@xxxxxx

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the
    > antispyware
    > to clean system."
    >
    > Any body got any idea's?
    > thanks
    >
    Which AV and anti spyware software are you running?


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  9. #8


    DM Guest

    RE: infected by a trojan

    SmitFraudFix was the fix. Thanks to all for the advice.
    DM

    "DM" wrote:

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the antispyware
    > to clean system."
    >
    > Any body got any idea's?
    > thanks
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    DarkSentinel Guest

    Re: infected by a trojan

    "DM" <DM@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7F9C198A-5FA0-4BE5-8259-9BF02AC9F839@xxxxxx

    > Help please,
    >
    > I keep getting a pop up window stating "You computer was infected by a
    > trojan. Its dangerous for you computer, click ok to download the
    > antispyware
    > to clean system."
    >
    > Any body got any idea's?
    > thanks
    As everyone has said, you are infected, and it's trying to direct you to a
    site that will add more crap. Grab the latest Spybot Search and
    Destroy(which integrates with Vista's Security Center btw), Ad-Aware, and
    SpywareBlaster. I run all 3 in conjunction with each other, and have no
    problems.

    --
    Ok, I got the big purple f*cker, Sponge Bob is next!!
    http://www.lockergnome.com/darksentinel
    You know what to do with the munge


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