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hippechick

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Trojan horse dialer
« on: August 23, 2003, 04:46:34 AM »
I need help.  I am a total novice, and it shows.  This is my story:  yesterday AVG detected a virus called Trojan Horse Dialer.  Trend Micro identified this trojan as PE_MAGISTR.B, but it will not remove it to the vault.  Today I downloaded Avast.  It detected a virus which I deleted.  I then ran AVG and it picked up the same infected files and virus, but would not remove it to the vault.  What should I do?  Any help is sincerely appreciated.   ;D
Also, filepaths are C:\_Restore\Temp\A0060300.CPY; C:\_Restore\Temp\0063037, " 0063038 through 0063040. :P

An addition:  I hope whoever wrote this for whatever means gets a kidney infection; Very painful, usually not lethal, expensive and time consuming.  I know it's petty, but it's all I have. :-[
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Offline raman

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2003, 08:04:03 AM »
To make it easy and not so technical follow the instructions on this Webpage: http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm

That will "remove" your infected files.
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hippechick

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2003, 08:59:22 PM »
That worked!  Thank you so much. ;D

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2003, 09:03:03 PM »
I need help.  I am a total novice, and it shows.  This is my story:  yesterday AVG detected a virus called Trojan Horse Dialer.  Trend Micro identified this trojan as PE_MAGISTR.B, but it will not remove it to the vault.  Today I downloaded Avast.  It detected a virus which I deleted.  I then ran AVG and it picked up the same infected files and virus, but would not remove it to the vault.  What should I do?  Any help is sincerely appreciated.   ;D
Also, filepaths are C:\_Restore\Temp\A0060300.CPY; C:\_Restore\Temp\0063037, " 0063038 through 0063040. :P

An addition:  I hope whoever wrote this for whatever means gets a kidney infection; Very painful, usually not lethal, expensive and time consuming.  I know it's petty, but it's all I have. :-[

Take care using two antivirus at the same computer...
You think you´re protected but could not and more than this, your residents (scanning on-the-fly) may not work properly.
There are lots of foruns discussing the use of two av simultaneously...  :'(
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hippechick

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2003, 04:06:08 AM »
Thank you, I'll keep that in mind.  Could I disable the resident scan on AVG and keep it enabled on Avast?  I'm telling you, I'm very new at this.  I've never been in a chat room, and I have no idea what instant messaging is about.  Pretty bad, huh?  Maybe I should get rid of one of the programs, and it will NOT be Avast!  Also, do you think that a program that does nothing but look for trojans is necessary?  This whole thing has freaked me out and I'm building my arsenal.  By the way, what is a firewall?   :-[
Thanks for your patience and help. ;D

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2003, 01:15:02 PM »
"An Internet firewall can help prevent outsiders from getting to your computer through the Internet."
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/firewall.asp

Here's a free one to get you started:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp

Check the security of your computer's connection to the Internet:
https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2


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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2003, 04:12:02 PM »
Thank you, I'll keep that in mind.  Could I disable the resident scan on AVG and keep it enabled on Avast?  I'm telling you, I'm very new at this.  I've never been in a chat room, and I have no idea what instant messaging is about.  Pretty bad, huh?  Maybe I should get rid of one of the programs, and it will NOT be Avast!  Also, do you think that a program that does nothing but look for trojans is necessary?  This whole thing has freaked me out and I'm building my arsenal.  By the way, what is a firewall?   :-[
Thanks for your patience and help. ;D

Nikita answer about the firewall... It´s a program that avoid hackers in your computer. You must have one. I suggest ZoneAlarm (freeware version is enough). See http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=834;start=new
for download links...

Waldo has a good forun about trojans (anyway I didn´t find a good freeware antitrojan). http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=843;start=new

But, if you install AVG and avast... I suggest you desinstall AVG. Even with residents deactivated, you will have trouble with Windows Registry. The desinstalation of AVG is clear and functional. If you want a second antivirus, use BitDefender Free version (without the shield or resident). See http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=859;start=new

Ok?  ;)
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hippechick

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2003, 05:07:59 PM »
I will uninstall AVG and keep Avast!.  Thanks for the suggestions. :)  I've done some research about firewalls, anti-trojans, anti-virus programs, and I cannot believe I have made it this long with nothing happening any worse than it did.  In retrospect, this may have gone on a long time.  I used to try and click an icon on my desktop and they would all run away from the mouse. ::)
I will install the freeware firewall and then check the security - thanks Nikita!  and THANKS to all.  I will get it eventually. :-\

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Re:Trojan horse dialer
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2003, 04:02:17 AM »
If you need more help, please let us know  8)
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