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Old 7th March 2008, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default Gomyhit_com virus attack............

I have been hit by the virus that points to the web site gomyhit.com when you click on the pop up it generates ( Net link switched off of course !).

The two different pop ups claim that the computer is infected and needs to be cleaned.
"click here to download the software to clean the computer !"

Not the exact text but the gist of it.
I tried all suggestions given on the web ( after doing a Google ) but the nasty thing still stays.
Does anyone know how to get rid of it ? Anyone done it successfully? Worst case would be to reformat the drive. That would be one whole day lost !
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Old 7th March 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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No one come across this virus ?
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Old 7th March 2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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Check here they solved it for at least one casehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic132092.html
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Old 7th March 2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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What virus software are you using? If you are using Mcafee it
sometimes works to reboot and go int o safe mode and do a virus scan. Mcafee will sometimes find a virus when in safe mode
that gets by in in normal operation. I also like to use spybot a free spyware scanner and Spyware Doctor. I have also run across a popup telling me my computer is infected that won't let me close it out. I have to unplug the computer a real pain in the a** but it doesn't realy infect the computer.
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Old 7th March 2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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Well you think thats bad... I got one (smart lil sucker) that what it does is sits, and downloads dozens of viruses, and then releases them all at once. One day I noticed weird activity on my Ethernet port and then one day it stopped, and all these viruses came up. You cant delete them because they are self spawning. They just keep making copies of it's self. it's so bad, that I can have NOTHING running, and I hear music from my computer, and voices saying I won a new XBOX360. and NOTHING is open or running! even task manager fails to see any apps running.
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Old 7th March 2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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Ashok, I have no experience with this particular virus but I can give a few rules of thumb:

Disable system restore.
AVG and antivir are two good scanners. Download them and make sure they are up to date.
Clean your temp folders including temporary internet folders. Empty your recycling bin.

Reboot in safe mode and run both.

www.free-av.com
www.free.grisoft.com

Download hitmanpro and let it run:
www.hitmanpro.nl

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Old 7th March 2008, 08:06 PM   #7
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I have just got rid of a "backdoor" trojan.

AVG and Panda could not see it but it was detected by my free version of Spyware Doctor (but could not get rid of it without paying)

I tried downloading some other anti-spyware.
One, which came off a Google sponsored link, was itself infected !!!!
Another did not detect the spyware I had but did report more different ones.

In the end, I bought Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

So now I have Spyware Doctor, Panda Platinum, AVG anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit, Spybot, Windows Defender, and Spyware Blaster.

I have just done a scan with AVG anti-spyware and I still have a tracking cookie !!!!!!!!!!

How do the little things get past the defenses ?????????



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Old 7th March 2008, 08:15 PM   #8
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Most of these programs are cleaners, not watchdogs on your front door.
Get antivir too, it'll probably detect some more nasty stuff.

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Old 7th March 2008, 09:04 PM   #9
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There are some fake anti-spyware programs that give false positives when using trial versions to get you to buy them.

Some examples: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

Microsoft has a free anti-malware program.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx
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I have just done a scan with AVG anti-spyware and I still have a tracking cookie !!!!!!!!!!
You probably have cookies enabled so you've chosen to let it be set.
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