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Offline W4WMM

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MS Removal Tool Malware
« on: April 14, 2011, 12:35:20 AM »
The computer at my church, running Avast Internet Suite (pay version) became infected with MS REMOVAL TOOL MALWARE.

Should Avast protected us from that?

We did have some older, outdated, not used AV programs, on the hard drive which have since been removed.

I'd love to hear your comments.  Educate me please...

Alan
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Offline Pondus

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Re: MS Removal Tool Malware
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 12:46:15 AM »
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Should Avast protected us from that?
It may do that, but new versions are released every day

Fake antivirus overwhelming scanners
http://news.techworld.com/security/3203072/fake-antivirus-overwhelming-scanners/


They can ususally be removed with this program
www.malwarebytes.org

Offline irontip

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Re: MS Removal Tool Malware
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 03:43:11 PM »
  ;D Had the virus yesterday and read that a restore will work.
Did a restore to previous day and it worked fine. :D
Did a complete system scan and it was clean. :D  :D

I also had a system backup on Norton Ghost I could of used.

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Offline Dieselman

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Re: MS Removal Tool Malware
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 04:00:06 PM »
System Restore is NOT a method for removing malware effectively.

Offline W4WMM

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Re: MS Removal Tool Malware
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 03:30:09 AM »
Thanks for the advice!
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Offline Lisandro

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Re: MS Removal Tool Malware
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 03:34:33 AM »
System Restore is NOT a method for removing malware effectively.
Indeed. Not even close. It's not even a good system restore :P
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Re: MS Removal Tool Malware
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 03:59:04 AM »
A system image stored on an external HDD is the best system restore you can buy.