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techbrain55 03-04-2008 09:41 AM

Get rid of my messenger virus?
 
Hello there,

Which is the best anti virus that u can prefer to get rid of my messenger virus? The problem is that whenever i opens my yahoo messenger it keeps logged in as "available" status and after some minutes some status comes and automatically pops out some **** sites and links to all my friends.Please help me to ge rid of this situation.

Thanks in reply.
Techbrain55

codezmith 03-04-2008 12:02 PM

uninstall yahoo , try miranda-im/

Wombat 03-04-2008 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by techbrain55 (Post 10108)
Hello there,

Which is the best anti virus that u can prefer to get rid of my messenger virus? The problem is that whenever i opens my yahoo messenger it keeps logged in as "available" status and after some minutes some status comes and automatically pops out some **** sites and links to all my friends.Please help me to ge rid of this situation.

Thanks in reply.
Techbrain55

Not knowing the name of the malware on your computer, I cannot be more specific.

Go here and get Symantec's standalone removal tool for W32.Bropia.J is a worm that propagates using MSN Messenger and drops a variant of W32.Spybot.Worm. on your computer...

W32.Bropia.J - Symantec.com

lurkswithin 03-04-2008 05:33 PM

And this from Microsoft on how to avoid getting the various messenger viruses:

Instant Messaging Viruses - Avoid IM Viruses - Microsoft Security

b1caez01 04-09-2008 02:50 AM

Give it whirl...Sysclean
 
Rather than being a virus or whatever in a malicious way, it is just plain annoying...

"The Windows "Messenger Service" is being exploited to spray the Internet with unsolicited commercial eMail. The receipt of a single UDP packet can cause a "Messenger Service" dialog to pop-up on the user's screen. It is possible for the sender to "spoof" (falsify) the packet's "Source IP", making these packets impossible to trace back to their origin. If our experience with eMail Spam is any model, we can expect to see a lot more of this in the future."

Method 1:

Windows XP Home

1. Click Start-> Settings -> Control Panel
2. Click Performance and Maintenance
3. Click Administrative Tools
4. Double-click Services
5. Scroll down and highlight Messenger
6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties
7. Click the STOP button
8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
9. Click OK

Method 2: visit GRC¬*|¬*Shoot The Messenger¬*¬* and download respective software.

Method 3: Unfailing; TREND MICRO-SYSTEMS "Sysclean" FREE!
Have you tried Trend MicroSystem's Sysclean...can be run in windows, withing DOS window, or in safe mode with DOS windows. Also download the latest >>>pattern file for Sysclean to use. Setup c:\sysclean, into which you will insert a copy of the anti-virus pattern.

Run the pattern by opening the folder

1. Trend Micro Damage Cleanup Engine / Template
2. Trend Micro Pattern Files

Your engine is the DOS looking icon "sysclean.com." I'd put a shortcut on my desktop for emergencies.

The Virus pattern file protects customers against viruses.
The Virus cleanup template automatically removes the virus from the customer's system.

* Virus Pattern File (Controlled Pattern Release) - 5.208.02

When you have an inkling that you have been invaded by a virus, close all programs as best you an, then startup sysclean...

A DOS window will open, follow the instructions. You will note hundreds of codes installing...ignore that...The whole process may take an hour or so, so be ready for it.

I run sysclean once a month for good measure.

b1caez01 04-09-2008 02:57 AM

Kill The Messenger
 
google will tell you how...

kr.warrior 12-18-2008 01:29 PM

System Virus
 
Hi friends
I've a problem with my system I donno why the image icons on the desktop such as my computer,my documents,mozilla firefox,google chrome and all are changed
such that they are virus effected.
But when i scan them I found no virus and currently I'm using kaspersky which is outdated but working
can anyone solve my problem.........

HoldemDawg 12-20-2008 11:07 AM

Kaspersky
 
If you are using an outdated version of Kapersky, that could be the reason you are not being protected, A/V programs MUST be kept up to date in order to prevent 99.9% of virus, trojans and malware from getting into your system. Once they are there, they are a pain to remove.

I would use one of the free home user AV programs like aVast or AVG Free.

I use both on a couple different comps and they work fine, scan regularly and update daily.

Good Luck with your issues.


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