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Cyberdefender & adware.virtumonde virus

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by nutrafrag, Sep 23, 2008.

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    nutrafrag Thread Starter

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    This is similar to a virus I got at work when I hit a website from google search and it is called - adware.virtumonde - which was really bad.

    This virus takes over your browsers, changes the home page, takes control of your desktop. The desktop has a similar image as shown on this blog, but you can't change it.

    The work computer had Norton installed and updated, but it did nothing.

    At home I had Cyberdefender installed, and paid for the upgrade since I liked it. At work I downloaded the free version of cyberdefender and installed it, and got the BSOD and it would not run or install.

    I contacted cyberdefender (thank God I had the upgrade at which comes with 24/7 tech support) and they told me that some viruses will shut the system down if you try to install certain anti-virus software. They helped me get the system up and running, and a day later they release a new update that takes care of the adware.virtumonde virus!!!

    On my sons system at home, my son hit a website that also had the same damn virus, and since it was just before Cyberdefender put out the Adware.virtumonde update, it crashed the system. The difference was that I was able to run cyberdefender and update it, then clean the virus of the system.

    Now I don't know what other programs this virus blocks from installing or running, but this is a good example why you should have your anti-virus on your systems before you get a virus.

    I just think it is really strange that a virus can be written to shut down or prevent certain anti-virus programs from running, but if they are already installed they can update and take care of the problem.


    Anyone got some insight on this?



     
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    Bump - still looking for some feedback on this.
     
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