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Mike Day Edit MessageUploaded - 4 Jun 2012 23:09

hi bill,

when i am browsing topics on the site i see the odd word highligted and if i click on it i am taken to a dodgy website.i suspect it is caused by a trojan,virtumonde but i can't find out how to remove it.i have downloaded a trial version of emsisoft but,while it has found a couple of other nasties,it hasn't recognised virtumonde.
i know that you are always very busy but do you have any suggestions,please?

mike day(T)

Bill.

Bill Williams


Edit MessageUploaded - 4 Jun 2012 23:12

Don't click any of those links, visiting the dodgy websites may be re-infecting you.

I did a Google search for Virtumonde, If you try, the virus may intercept the links, I found lots of information, but the most useful might be:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?name=Win32%2fVirtumonde
Don't just try clicking this link in this posting because the virus might have altered the destination, instead copy the line and paste it into the address bar.

The last paragraph on that web page says:

quote:

Recovery
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Safety Scanner, or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.


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Those links to copy/paste or directly type into the address bar are:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=212742

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There's more information on wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vundo

If all else fails, save all your documents and photos and bookmarks and emails etc and reset your computer back to as it was when it left the factory and start all over again.

Regards


Bill.

Revised on 4 Jun 2012

Mike DayEdit MessageUploaded - 4 Jun 2012 23:13

many thanks for that - i particularly like the advice about not clicking on links but pasting them into the browser.i will use your uggested links and let you know what happens.
i appreciate the time you spent looking into this.
cheers,

mike

Revised on 4 Jun 2012

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