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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by PhilPurvis, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. PhilPurvis

    PhilPurvis Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2008
    Dear all,

    Yesterday I received an MSN message from a friend saying something like: I can't believe this is you in this picture. I clicked on the link and it took me to a blank firefox page. My MSN then started sending the same message to all my contacts without my knowledge. After being notified I ran a AVAST scan and it found a trojan (I can't remember the exact name) which I 'deleted.' However, the problem was still there and a black diagoue box C:\windows\temp\lux.exe kept popping up with a white cursor which moves sparadically around the black box. I clicked the crossand after reappearing a couple of times it disappeared. I logged onto MSN again and after about 20 mins the contact who I recieved the virus from signed on and then my computer promptly started sending the virus again. I decided to download AVG and do a virus scan but it found nothing. After googling MSN and trojan it directed me to Spyware Doctor which I ran and it found a Trojan-Spy.Banker.PPAW but to delete it I have to buy Spyware. Whilst I will happily do this, I am worried about entering my bank details online incase the trojan picks them up. I would really appreciate any thoughts about how to get rid of it and if it is safe to purchase Spywarem Doctor online.

    I am running Windows XP Media Edition on a Compaq Presario Laptop.

    I am not to good with computers so the simplier the instructions are, the better.
    Many thanks
  2. andyspeake


    May 10, 2007
    Please post a HijackThis log (instructions below) and an authorised security member will help you with your problem. You posted this original problem in the wrong forum...i will ask for it to be moved to the correct room.

    Download and Run HijackThis
    Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.
    • Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    • Click on Install.
    • It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    • Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.
    Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
    Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
  3. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Hi please post a hijackthis log and I'll be happy to have a look.

    andyspeake you may want to tone down your posting ie: smaller fonts in the Red section and check your spelling! ;)
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