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Re: Caught the 'My Security Shield' malware today

Unread postby Cypher » September 16th, 2010, 5:16 am

Hi Mantis.
PC seems to be running fine. So far Aviva doesn't seem to be the 'resource hog' that I've experienced with other antivirus progs.

Aviva is light on resources and shouldn't cause any slowness.
Ok you're logs look clean, go ahead and install the windows updates.
Then give me one more update on how you're PC is performing, if no other problems i will give you final instructions.
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Re: Caught the 'My Security Shield' malware today

Unread postby Mantis » September 16th, 2010, 6:23 am

Hi Cypher,

I went to MS Update page and indeed 7 updates were waiting for me. While installing the updates 'Aviva' detected another "ADSPY/DropBilli" malware which I removed. Other than some difficulty initially opening IE-8 the system now seems to be running great.

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Re: Caught the 'My Security Shield' malware today

Unread postby Cypher » September 16th, 2010, 6:52 am

Hi Mantis.
Most likely Aviva is detecting quarantined item from OTM or ComboFix you're logs appear to be clean.

This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware.

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Time for some housekeeping
  • Click on Start >> Run...
  • Now type in ComboFix /Uninstall into the and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
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The above procedure will reset your System Restore and clear out the backups and quarantines created during the course of this fix.

Next

Clean up with OTM

  • Double-click OTM.exe to start the program, This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTMoveIt3 as this step will require a reboot
  • On the OTM main screen, press the CleanUp! button
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

You can now delete any tools we used if they remain on your Desktop.

Protection Programs
Don't forget to re-enable any protection programs we disabled during your fix.

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Install SiteAdvisor
SiteAdvisor is a toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which alerts you if you're about to enter a potentially dangerous website.
You can find more information and download it from Here

Install WinPatrol
As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
For more information, please visit HERE

MVPS Hosts

Install MVPS Hosts File From Here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
You can Find the Tutorial HERE

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check

Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer
You can do that HERE

Read some information HERE On how to prevent Malware

I would be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.

Safe surfing!
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Re: Caught the 'My Security Shield' malware today

Unread postby muppy03 » September 16th, 2010, 4:50 pm

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