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Need Help Removing Virus

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Narf_Bro, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. Narf_Bro

    Narf_Bro Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a virus on this computer which randomly pops-up advertisements.

    The pop-ups aren't in Internet explorer, they are "Application popups" and appear in the System "Event Viewer". Here is a clip:

    "Application popup: Messenger Service : Message from ADVERTISING to 24.103.79.30 on 1/17/2003 7:16:16 PM

    INTEREST RATES AT 40 YR LOW... FREE QUOTE/ANALYSIS.

    LAST CHANCE TO REFINANCE BEFORE RATES GO UP.

    IF YOU ARE OVER 7% ODDS ARE YOU CAN BENEFIT GREATLY!

    WE HAVE THE BEST MORTGAGE SELECTION IN THE NATION.

    Please e-mail one of our experienced loan officer's direct at:
    [email protected]
    And please leave your name and phone number. "

    That's copied from the Event Viewer.

    This message changes each time.

    I've run Trend online virus scanner, McAfee, etc.. nothing will find a virus. But it's quite obvious that one exists.

    Is there any way to detect what program is causing this message to appear? Nothing in the Running Tasks section of the task manager appears abnormal, in fact I think this program may be hidden under a Window's "Service", but again nothing there appears weird. There's nothing unusual in any windows startup registry entries I've looked at. I'm out of ideas and want this removed.

    Any ideas from anyone?

    - Narf Bro
     
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