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MSN Trojan

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by HappySquirrel, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. HappySquirrel

    HappySquirrel Thread Starter

    Mar 27, 2008
    Last night while on MSN, a "friend" sent me a message saying: "Is this really you? :S" and then a link. The link read something like: "gigicities.picturegallery=<myemailaddresshere>"
    Because it was from a friend that I had been talking to, I copy pasted the link into my address bar. It then came up with a box asking if I would allow a picture gallery type program to run, and I accepted.

    All of my MSN boxes and IM windows then disappeared. I was on my laptop at a friend's house while she was online on hers, and she got the same MSN message that I got, supposedly from me. This was sent to everyone who was online while I was online.

    I ran Norton security which told me I had two high risk viruses. One called Trojun and one called Worm. I removed the Worm one by uninstalling and reinstalling MSN messenger, which has stopped the messages being sent to my online contacts.

    The trojun one is still being shown up on Norton, but not on Spybot or AVG.

    Does anyone know how to remove this? The only way it seems to have effected my computer is by making the internet run slower, and at one point a couple of advertisements popped up.

    The trojun was found in system32.

    Please help.
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