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virus - suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aa, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. aa

    aa Flightless Bird

    Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and Firefox),
    suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this virus
    called and what are the remedies?
     
  2. aa

    aa Flightless Bird

    uninstalled browsers, run Dr Web CureIt, installed browsers - did not help
    "aa" <aa@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:uTqiPjftKHA.4568@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and

    Firefox),
    > suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this

    virus
    > called and what are the remedies?
    >
    >
     
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    "aa" <aa@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:eeV$4nftKHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > uninstalled browsers, run Dr Web CureIt, installed browsers - did not help
    > "aa" <aa@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:uTqiPjftKHA.4568@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and

    > Firefox),
    >> suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this

    > virus
    >> called and what are the remedies?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  4. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    Re: virus - suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code

    On Feb 25, 3:59 am, "aa" <a...@microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and Firefox),
    > suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this virus
    > called and what are the remedies?


    If you want to know for sure what is going on, provide more details of
    exactly what the message says. It must say something more that send a
    SMS message somewhere.

    If you think it is malicious software, then start here:

    Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining
    issues:

    Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
    detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    They can be uninstalled later if desired.

    When the scans run clean, if you still have the message and provide
    the exact text of the message, we can figure out what it is all about
    and fix it.
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Windows is infected, not your browsers.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    aa wrote:
    > uninstalled browsers, run Dr Web CureIt, installed browsers - did not help
    >
    >> Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and
    >> Firefox),
    >> suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this
    >> virus called and what are the remedies?
     
  7. aa

    aa Flightless Bird

    I am not an infectionist. For me a virus is a loos definition - something
    which I got from outside and which should not be there.


    "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
    news:efpKD2gtKHA.4796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > From: "aa" <aa@microsoft.com>
    >
    > | Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and

    Firefox),
    > | suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this

    virus
    > | called and what are the remedies?
    >
    >
    > Who said it is a virus ?
    > It sounds like YOU assumed it is a 'virus'.
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
    >
    >
     
  8. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "aa" <aa@microsoft.com>

    | I am not an infectionist. For me a virus is a loos definition - something
    | which I got from outside and which should not be there.

    Just like with a human you you can't call a bacterial or parasitical infection a virus,
    the same goes with computers.

    Its not what YOU think it is, it is what is based upon a declaration made by an authority.

    In the case of a human, that authority wold be a doctor declaring you are infected with
    _____.

    The authority in a computer is a reuptable software which will scan the machine and made a
    declaration. In the case of a computer you can say you *may* be infected with malware.
    Just like you a human may walk into a doctor's office and say you think you have an
    infection.

    Now, what software have you used to determine what is going on with your sick PC ?

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  9. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    Re: virus - suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code

    On Feb 25, 4:42 pm, "aa" <a...@microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I am not an infectionist. For me a virus is a loos definition - something
    > which I got from outside and which should not be there.
    >
    > "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nosp...@Verizon.Net> wrote in messagenews:efpKD2gtKHA.4796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > From: "aa" <a...@microsoft.com>

    >
    > > | Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and

    > Firefox),
    > > | suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how is this

    > virus
    > > | called and what are the remedies?

    >
    > > Who said it is a virus ?
    > > It sounds like YOU assumed it is a 'virus'.

    >
    > > --
    > > Dave
    > >http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > > Multi-AV -http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


    If you don't like my other idea about MBAM and SAS or don't want to or
    can't type in the exact message you see so we don't have to imagine
    what it says, then post a screenshot of what you see and some other
    person might give you some other ideas:

    To create and post a screenshot:

    Press the Print Scrn button to copy your entire screen to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Open MS Paint:

    Start, Program Accessories, Paint

    When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    Paint file to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files
    take up less hard disk space than BMP files and just as readable.

    Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    careful your screenshot does not contain any personal information.
    Practice viewing your images before you upload them to be sure they
    are okay.

    Some sites let you upload screenshots into your post. You cannot
    upload screenshots here.

    If there is no such function in your message board to upload files,
    then use a free third party image hosting WWW site.

    Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    always remove your account later if you want. Here are some free
    image hosting sites:

    http://www.imageshack.us/
    http://photobucket.com/

    Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    files) to the site and it will return to you a URL web address (a
    Direct Link) for your new image(s) which you can paste the Direct Link
    in a message post, email, etc.

    When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    something like these:

    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6428/taskmanagerr.jpg <- Task
    Manager
    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg <-
    CCleaner Startup
    http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9074/processexplorer.jpg <--
    Process Explorer
    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/705/bsodconfiguration.png <-- BSOD
    Configuration
    http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4613/devicemanager.png <-- Device
    Manager

    Post that Direct Link web address back here in your response and we
    can click on the link address and see your screenshot. Post as many
    as you need - the sites are free.
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    ur spiel chukkers broke two

    aa wrote:
    > I am not an infectionist. For me a virus is a loos definition - something
    > which I got from outside and which should not be there.
    >
    >
    > "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
    > news:efpKD2gtKHA.4796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> From: "aa" <aa@microsoft.com>
    >>
    >>> Got that virus which inserts a window into my browsers (Opera and
    >>> Firefox), suggesting to send a SMS somewhere to get e removal code - how
    >>> is this virus called and what are the remedies?

    >>
    >>
    >> Who said it is a virus ?
    >> It sounds like YOU assumed it is a 'virus'.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave
    >> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    >> Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     

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