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Unread postby Roy » May 31st, 2006, 7:23 pm

Shaba I am sorry to say that I didn't take notice when McAfee flagged me about this virus.

Sorry :-(
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I have the file location for the trojan

Unread postby Roy » May 31st, 2006, 10:47 pm

The same McAfee notification has appeared again. I have the file location. Here is the whole notice. The file C:\Documents and Settings\Roy\Local Settings\Temporary Inter..... is infected by the "Exploit-IEPageSpoof trojan.
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Unread postby Roy » May 31st, 2006, 11:10 pm

Shaba I have a correction to make. The trojan's name is Exploit-lEPageSpoof trojan. The letter after exploit is a small "L". I also was able to find the exact location of the virus. It is C:\Documents and Settings\Roy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SHMNGXAR.

Never thought I would be so happy to know that I had a virus before.

Sure Hope this helps :-)

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Unread postby Roy » May 31st, 2006, 11:16 pm

Shaba what I just gave you was the file path (I know duh like I needed to tell you that). The actual file is c[1].js

I really hope this has helped
By the way Thanks again for your time, energy, and willingness to help.
Very appreciated

Thank You
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Unread postby Shaba » June 1st, 2006, 7:15 am

Hi Roy

That virus is in your temporary internet files and that's why we need a temp file cleaner:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune and save
it to desktop.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser

Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser

Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit to close ATF-Cleaner.
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Unread postby Roy » June 2nd, 2006, 1:22 am

Shaba I completed the task. I didn't see the ATF-Cleaner.exe command, but I did select all and clicked the empty selected button. Program ran and eliminated the files etc..
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Unread postby Shaba » June 2nd, 2006, 11:54 am

Congrats, you´re clean :D

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

Go here and download and install JRE 5.0 Update 7. Click the link that says Download JRE 5.0 Update 7. You will then need to select Accept License Agreement and click the Continue button that is beside it. Then click the link that says Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language. Save it to your Desktop. Then go back to your Desktop and double click jre-1_5_0_07-windows-i586-p.exe to start the install. Once you have it installed, click Start>Run, type in appwiz.cpl and hit Enter. From the list, uninstall J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6

  1. Disable and Enable System Restore. You should disable and re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.
    You can find instructions on how to enable and re enable system restore here:

    Windows XP System Restore Guide
    re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

    • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
    • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
    • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
    • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
    • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
    • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
    • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
    • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
    • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

    • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.


    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  2. Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  3. Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  4. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  5. Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  6. Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.

    This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

  7. Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  8. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.


Here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
    Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software


Stand Up and Be Counted ---> Malware Complaints <--- where you can make difference!

The site offers people who have been (or are) victims of malware the opportunity to document their story and, in that way, launch a complaint against the malware and the makers of the malware.

Also, please read this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place

Happy surfing and stay clean!
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Unread postby Roy » June 2nd, 2006, 11:50 pm

Thanks Shaba for all of your help. All that you have done for me is extremely appreciated.

Thank You Very Much
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Unread postby Roy » June 3rd, 2006, 3:02 am

Hey Shaba,

I don't know how I managed it but I performed a Kaspersky online scan and received another infection notice. The perpetrator's name is "Infected: not a virus: Downloader.Win32.Digstream". It's path is C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe. Ok what does this mean?
I didn't do any surfing or anything. Actually I spent most of my time following the instructions you left for me. I can tell you one thing though, I am going to be a real careful puppy here. Can you help??

Thanks Either Way
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Unread postby Shaba » June 3rd, 2006, 11:43 am

Hi Roy

That's so called "false positive". In other words, that's not a virus at all.
Kaspersky notices about it because it's a downloader, but a good downloader luckily :)

For more info, see here
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Unread postby Roy » June 3rd, 2006, 12:03 pm

Thanks Shaba :-)
You have been very helpful

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Unread postby Shaba » June 3rd, 2006, 12:06 pm

You're welcome :)
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