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Byteman

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Hi, Sure we can. The AIM profile bugs have been around for some time> new ones come out all the time.
IF the link appears in YOUR AIM Profile> simply remove the profile by editing it out... if you clicked on a bad link, you have other work to do.

Very bad idea to click on people's profile links, as they may not even know, that they are sending a link> it is the infection they have that puts them up in the case of BAD links.
You just have to learn how to keep an eye open for these BAD types of links in AIM....

Here are some pages and removal instructions.
Please, read both before doing anything....
http://www.computing.net/security/wwwboard/forum/7707.html

http://www.jayloden.com/PhxFix.htm

Down the page, is a Fix for these bugs> just below where it says "Removal Tool Download"

You should also do this - no one should be without these:

Download both programs here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html

Just the SpyBot Search and Destroy program

and the AdAware SE personal edition, program:
Note that each must be updated online, even tho you are just installing, and they update as much as antivirus program does, these days, AAW somewhat more than SpyBot.


LDTate said:
Spybot:
Go to Start > Programs >Spybot > Search & Destroy and choose Spybot S&D

Close ALL windows except Spybot S&D
Click the button to "Search for Updates" and download and install the Updates.
Next click the button "Check for Problems"
When Spybot is complete, it will be showing "RED" (RED) entries "BLACK" entries and "GREEN" (GREEN) entries in the window
Put a check mark beside the RED (RED) entries ONLY.
Choose "Fix Selected Problems" and allow Spybot to fix the RED (RED) entries.

Ad-Aware FULL SCAN:

Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

From main window :Click Start then under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Next deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Install, update and run each program, and let them remove all they find. Both programs save backups.

We often find that people who have something like this have a ton more malware, would you consider posting a log with HijackThis? It is a tool we use all the time, very handy, but something that must be used with good advice.

I can post the download and instructions for you if you like. AdAware and SpyBot etc can not deal with all malwares> Hijackthis allows us to spot a lot of things so I would strongly advise you to post a log.
 
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