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zone12

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Telus router box infected?!
« on: November 17, 2008, 03:40:42 AM »
My telus D-link box thing Says that it may be infected with a blaster type vrius because of muiltipult connections?
I have 3 computers wired up but that shouldnt cause it. on the other 2 it doesn't show this. It recomends me to scan it but I don't know how.

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Re: Telus router box infected?!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 06:42:06 AM »
My telus D-link box thing Says that it may be infected with a blaster type vrius because of muiltipult connections?
I have 3 computers wired up but that shouldnt cause it. on the other 2 it doesn't show this. It recomends me to scan it but I don't know how.

Hi...

I'm getting conflicting information as to whether this is even possible and I don't know of any software that exists to scan routers. This post from "Fred Lurk" on whirlpool.net.au has information on how to rule out the router as being a "suspect"....

"Here's one possible way to rule out the router: format the HDD again (wipe the BIOS while you're at it) & remove the telephone connector from the ADSL modem. OK, you won't have any internet for a while, but if it doesn't come back in a few days it should rule out the external hardware. I've got a virus on this PC that AVG can't heal (it's just about to get formatted too), low level thing that doesn't seem to affect much & this PC has no critical stuff on it. The other PC on the network is unaffected."

I'm not sure what else to suggest here. :(

Best Regards...

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Re: Telus router box infected?!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 09:44:10 PM »
I suggest:

1. Clean your temporary files.
2. Schedule a boot time scanning with avast with archive scanning turned on. If avast does not detect it, you can try DrWeb CureIT! instead.
3. Use SUPERantispyware, MBAM or Spyware Terminator to scan for spywares and trojans. If any infection is detected, better and safer is send the file to Quarantine than to simple delete than.
4. Test your machine with anti-rootkit applications. I suggest avast! antirootkit or Trend Micro RootkitBuster.
5. Make a HijackThis log to post here or this analysis site. Or even submit the RunScanner log to to on-line analysis.
6. Disable System Restore and then reenable it again.
7. Immunize your system with SpywareBlaster or Windows Advanced Care.
8. Check if you have insecure applications with Secunia Software Inspector.
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