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    Posted: 26 October 2005 at 2:53am
Ok, just about every single windows user on my msn list, and in the entire residence here has now got a virus that I beleive to be a bropia virus.


symptoms"

It sends itself through msn, pretending to be a jpg.
It apparently prevents users from signing out of msn, if you manage to, it will sign you back in.
It blocks any webpage regarding virus's and the removal of them. I hosted a possible fix as an .exe and had a friend run it, but they still cant sign out of msn, and it says the virus wasn't found.


So, maybe not bropia? Bropia virus's usually disable the ctrl + alt + delete keystroke and removes the ability to use the task manager. She can still ctrl alt delete though, so maybe a variation?


We cant find any fixes, do any of you have ideas?
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Nortan released a removal tool a few months ago, I will link if I can find it.

EDIT : Link to tool

Double Edit : When I was sent the file (stopped myself from opening it just in time) it was sent in MS-DOS and titled "new pic of me".  Looks like they updated it.


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Thats the tool I'm sending to people.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2005 at 3:29am
Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Thats the tool I'm sending to people.


Oh, rofl. 

Have you tried HJT?  It only just occured to me, it would probably do the trick.
 
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reformat=possibly most practical way.

Unless, somebody didnt back up their files

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How the hell do people get virii in this day in age?

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i really hope i didn't get it. Chewp I know that you run a Mac, but did u
get it too?
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I know the same thing was happening on AIM last week.....why don't people ever learn?
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Originally posted by Funky Funky wrote:

How the hell do people get virii in this day in age?


Look at some of the people who live in this day and age.

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Originally posted by sporx sporx wrote:

i really hope i didn't get it. Chewp I know that you run a Mac, but did u
get it too?



Nope, I cant, so you didnt get it from me. Also, you havent been sending me the "Wow, is this you?" message, so I think you're safe.


Its pretty easy to get this virus, I was removing it from my CA's computer as tons and tons of people started talking on her msn, so we started sending out "dont click the link" and the most common response was:
"too late, why?"



wow


And if this is a bropia type virus, you shouldnt need to reformat....
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More sophisticated viruses come with the more sophisticated hardware.  Its simple really. 
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Disconnect the internet line. It can't sign into msn then. And as for the blocking the fix sites, just burn the fix to a cd or save to disk or whatever from another comp and do it the old fashon way. That is if you can find the fix.


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housecall.antivirus.com is a good free online scanner/remover if you can get to it....

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Originally posted by skarshnik skarshnik wrote:

More sophisticated viruses come with the more sophisticated hardware. Its simple really.


What?....they avtually send infected hardware through the mail to people now??? Awesome!


Anyway, I already put the virus fix 1) on a thumbdrive and 2) on my own hosting. This way it wont be blocked/ I can do it off my thumbdrive, but my CA, who obviously had the virus had the checker tell her she didnt have it. It's a new virus me-thinks.
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yeah among my circle that problem is around too...however i have been smart enough to avoid such occurances
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Heh- I was ready to message your msn screen name a while ago, but sent you a pm instead.
Lucky me.



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reboot in safe mode, Run startup application, Turn off msn and any foriegn tasks... Once thats done clear system restore, reboot, reenable system restore, Do a virus search.


Should clear it up.

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Those come along all the time on AIM, I just run my AVG and Adaware SE and then restart my computer and it's gone.
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Originally posted by Snipa69 Snipa69 wrote:

Those come along all the time on AIM, I just run my AVG and Adaware SE and then restart my computer and it's gone.
Yea, lots of people have them, I get them sent through AIM all the time.  I click on it anyway, even though I can tell its a virus (by the file extension), because It won't affect me.
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