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i dunno if its a virus or not :(

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Please_help, Sep 27, 2001.

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  1. Please_help

    Please_help Thread Starter

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    when i start up my computer there is thing in the task bar which says "downloads" and when i double click on it it goes to the other side of the task bar. it starts off on the right.

    also i there was a link to my shortcuts folder in the start menu, which wasnt there before. and in my shorcuts folder on my desktop there is a folder called gozilla downloads, which wasnt there before either.

    i un-installed gozilla but the donloads thing in the task bar is still there.

    the dowloads thing is NOT in the running task thing eg: ctrl/alt/del
    i also had a trojen called "backdoor somthing" but my anti-viruses found and cleaned it, but wait theres more............i also got an e-mail that my isp warned me about and promptly deleted it, please help (no pun intended)
     
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  3. Rollin' Rog

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    Download Rmbox's Rx-pack from the link below. Unzip it and run the StartupLog.com file. Copy and Paste the contents of the StartupLog.txt file here (not stubbpaths.txt)

    That way we can have a good look at what is being run at startup and where it might be coming from.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html

    It sounds like it was associated with Go!Zilla but didn't get uninstalled. Since I haven't used it myself, I can't say for sure at this point.
     
  4. HKEd

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    Just beat me to it, Rog. :)
     
  5. Please_help

    Please_help Thread Starter

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    i pulled it onto the desktop and it was just one of the task bar holdery thingo and i deleted it, but i or anyone in my house werent on the comp to change anything around so im thinking that the trojen even though i hav deleted it has given acsess to my comp to someone, and they hav changed stuff? maby.


    anywhay tnx for the touble.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Okedoke.

    Anytime you think your system has been infected by a trojan -- and if your antivirus cleaned one, you were -- it's a good idea to change all your critical passwords.

    What you deleted was probably a shortcut. The file it was associated with may still on the system; although it is not running and poses no threat, it might have been a good idea to find out what it was. If you right click on any icon on your quicklaunch bar and select "properties", you will see a "target" location which specifies where the original executable file is or was.

    In this case it was probably for Go!Zilla and simply didn't get deleted with the uninstalll, so I don't think it should be any real concern.

    HKEd: doesn't look like you missed much :)
     
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    By the way, if you uninstalled Gozilla then remove the spyware it installed. Ad-aware should remove it. www.lavasoftusa.com

    If it finds Newdotnet then I suggest you contact the makers of it and ask for complete removal info and they'll send you precise removal instructions for getting rid of it. The uninstall from add/remove may not work to get rid of it so you may need those instructions. [email protected] Or if you would rather a technician walk you through the procedure over the phone you can call them at (626) 229-7800, Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
     
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