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Errorsafe/Drivecleaner/Amaena -- You may NOT be infected

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mnolet, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. mnolet

    mnolet Thread Starter

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    Was going to respond to this post here -- http://forums.techguy.org/security/564657-amaena-errorsafe-drivecleaner-systemdoctor-2.html but it seems I do not have permissions.

    I found this post doing some research on CareerBuilder and various spyware installs. I'm going to venture a guess and suggest that this user does not have any spyware installed, rather, this is an advertisement on the site he's visiting that is attempting to convince him to install some new software -- generally Errorsafe/Drivecleaner/Winfixer.

    I've documented all instances I've found of this scam here -- http://www.mikeonads.com/what-is-errorsafe-and-how-do-we-stop-it/
    I've also specifically documented the CareerBuilder case here -- http://www.mikeonads.com/2007/07/04/errorsafe-on-careerbuildercom/

    -Mike
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Won't follow those links, if you think you are infected ...........

    Click here to download HJTsetup.exe:

    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5

    Scroll down to the download section where the download button is

    Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
  3. mnolet

    mnolet Thread Starter

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    Huh? I'm not complaining about spyware -- just trying to alert you all to this issue.
     
  4. MFDnNC

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    You certainly did not make that clear!
     
  5. mnolet

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    Click on the links -- they're safe. Didn't feel like rewriting all my findings! Sorry if I was unclear at first =).

    -Mike
     
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