Virus Problem

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  1. Matt Ross

    Matt Ross Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    Have a slight problem. I downloaded this program off a friend from MSN messenger. I later found out it was a .pif virus. It mainly sits as a shortcut in C: Drive and when im on messenger, likes to send its self to my contacts.

    Im not computer literate, and was wondering if there is a good downloadable system to track it and delete it, unfortunately i dont have a firewall (d'oh!).

    The main ones are sexy.pif, me and you pic!.pif

    Any ideas how to shift them? It only activitates when messenger is up, i think its the w32.spybot.worm

    Matt
     
  2. Pete LSD

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    Try www.avast.com for anti-virus and www.diamondcs.com.au for anti-trojan and anti-worm. Did you install spybot and ad-aware?

    You really need a hardware firewall, Matt. One that comes with SPI and NAT are better. The really good ones have dynamic SPI but are too expensive :crying:

     
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  5. Matt Ross

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    Guys,

    Done an online scan and found it. Had to go into safe mode, isolate it and then delete the files it sent through messenger.Cheers guys.
    Got myself a firewall now though!!!

    Matt
     
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    Get an anti virus prog too. Try AVG. http://www.grisoft.com

    CHeers.
     
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    AVG 7 Free Version is pretty good. AVAST has this boot scan that is totally awesome!

     

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