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WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« on: March 17, 2009, 02:36:43 AM »
Hi, John here. I am a complete newbie to this forum. I am trying to solve a virus issue I have picked up through the use of (gasp!) Limewire. I don't download programs, movies or even pics. I do download single songs, to assist with their study for a band in which I play. That's actually true, believe it or not, although I won't hold it against anyone who scoffs at my stated reason. I would gladly use iTunes and pay the $1.69 each (and may yet have to) but prefer mp3's or wma's to m4a's which my player can't play.

I have the current version of avast and recieve regular updates. For about 2 weeks now I am unable to successfully download songs thru Limewire as I get an avast alert messasge, usually at the downloads completion, that avast has detected a problem with the following identifiers:

Malware name: WMA: Wimad (Drp)

Malware Type: Dropper

VPS version is stated as 090315-1, 03/15/2009.

So it would seem to be a virus which has made its way in on board a WMA song. I ran a full system scan with the avast, defragged it all, did disc cleanup, opened the virus chest and deleted the bug numerous times until I realised the virus is now lurking somewhere I haven't reached yet and replicating there at will. That's about it for me with my limited PC skills.

Anyone able to assist? I would be extremely thankful.


John, Melbourne, Australia

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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 02:43:26 AM »
WMA/WMV files often contain DRM protections so using MP3 files, you automatically avoid this.
Some files use fake DRM in order to download malware.
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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 03:19:13 AM »

Welcome to the forums, Shackman.   :)

Try what Polonus posted at the link below :



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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 03:50:12 PM »
Yes i had this virus through limewire free edition downloading songs. Avast will detect this as wimad dropper. Use spybot search and destroy to get rid of this malware :'( and do a boot time scan to get rid of it!). Ans is LIMEWIRE IS FULL OF VIRUSES!!!!!

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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 11:20:40 PM »
Is a completely infected p2p network...
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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 12:32:29 PM »
Hello. I'm Ruth and after running virus checks, it turned out i'd got that virus. (WMA: Wimad (Drp)). Its in the chest at the moment, but now i don't know what to do. how do i get rid of it ??? ?? if anyone can help, please do.

and also simple instructions would be good.
Thanks.  :)


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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 03:54:30 PM »
Yes get rid of it in avast chest, and download spybot search and destroy and remove what ever it finds. Limewire has alot of these mp3 viruses on it!!!


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Re: WMA: Wimad (Drp)
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 06:53:07 PM »
umm. do i just delete it. :P x