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Odd problem with spysweeper

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by OCCDAVE, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. OCCDAVE

    OCCDAVE Thread Starter

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    What's securybanks phishing trojan ,My sister was online and i ran spy sweeper and it found it .It looks like it's in the temp folder so far spybot or mcafee hasn't found it any idea why and should i post a log
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    I keep reading mixed things about this "trojan"
    Most say it may have been a false positive. This is really not a trojan, this is a web site that people (to be nice) design to look like a web site bank. Most of the time you get an email claiming that you need to sign in to the bogus site and update your account information and ask for your social security number and/or your credit card number. Naturally, once they have your information they put it to no good use. Thus the name "Phishing", they are fishing for the people gulible enough to fall into their scheme.

    You mentioned running SpyBot..you can also try AdAware or AVG Anti-virus (all free) Then run a TrendMicro Housecall virus scan - just to be safe
     
  3. OCCDAVE

    OCCDAVE Thread Starter

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    I ran spybot,ad aware,spy sweeper and mcafee and nothing was found
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    From what I find on Google...it doesn't seem like much to worry about.

    One person mentioned that when they woul run SpySweeper, it would always appear in local settings\temporary internet files\content ie5 folder, etc.
    So, they figured it was a website cookie, a java script (.js) file or some such persistent thing.
    They downloaded the free "index.dat suite" to completely clear out index.dat files for cookies (and history and other junk)...(after first reviewing the index.dat files' contents to make sure) deleting them harms nothing and they will be recreated by windows as empty files.
    BUT: in w2k and xp, index.dat files cannot be deleted from within windows. the index.dat suite creates a .bat (batch) file to do this as a run-once batch file on the next boot up. however, cookies sometimes store legitimate site logon information, so use with caution.

    **I wouldn't do anything just yet...I'm hoping someone else here will jump in with some further information.

    In the meantime, check this out: http://smartercomputing.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=7051&st=0&#entry48023
     
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