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LindaOz

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RB-1221 Email Phishing Virus
« on: July 18, 2007, 05:53:31 PM »
Does anyone have a fix to this virus?  I've been working on it for almost a week and can find no help.

About Avast antivirus, I downloaded the free version last night.  It seems to be downloading but upon return to the PC it is at that same screen with no movement. Searched the PC and couldn't find anything called Avast.  When it finishes, isn't there a message confirming such?

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Re: RB-1221 Email Phishing Virus
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 07:38:38 PM »
Does anyone have a fix to this virus?  I've been working on it for almost a week and can find no help.
Did you Google? http://www.google.com/search?q=RB-1221


About Avast antivirus, I downloaded the free version last night.  It seems to be downloading but upon return to the PC it is at that same screen with no movement. Searched the PC and couldn't find anything called Avast.  When it finishes, isn't there a message confirming such?
The virus could be blocking the antivirus download.
But the file is called: setupeng.exe from http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exe
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Re: RB-1221 Email Phishing Virus
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 06:29:27 PM »
I think you are right about it suppressing the download.  It also won't permit update downloads from Spyware Doctor.

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Re: RB-1221 Email Phishing Virus
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 07:25:03 PM »
I feel the key in these things is not to be infected in the first place, for a phishing attack to succeed you have to click on a link, usually in an unsolicited email.

The google search Tech gave for RB-1221 returms many hits was there noting in that ?

What was it that detected RB-1221 ?
and where was it found ?

What have you been trying for a week ?

If you haven't already got this software (freeware), download, install, update and run it, preferably in safe mode.
1.  If using winXP AVG anti-spyware (formerly Ewido). Or SUPERantispyware Or Spyware Terminator. Or a-Squared free if using win98/ME.

Also it might be hidden by a rootkit, check these topics and if they ring a bell use the tools below.

See http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=26554.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=25941.0

http://research.pandasoftware.com/blogs/research/archive/2006/12/14/Rootkit-cleaner.aspx
http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/try_blacklight.html

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Re: RB-1221 Email Phishing Virus
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 07:41:51 PM »
A HJT Log would help us help you   ;)
Also how do you know that you are infected with this malware ?

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