WARNING! MSN Virus!

ACA529

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Hello everyone,

I have recently gottten two of these messages from my contacts on MSN. Do not click the link! It is a virus and it will keep spreading it to people on your contact list. I did a whois search on the domain name impichost.net and the website is hosted on an off-shore server. (Screenshot attached)

This virus/trojan/whatever it is is getting more and more common. Watch out people!
 

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its not new seen it before but going to a different host.
Seems like this one periodically renews itself as soon as people start forgetting about it :rolleyes:
 

Izme

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WARNING! MSN Virus!

gee...where have I heard that before? :D
 

angelize56

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Welcome to TSG livi_bivi...do you have the program HijackThis? If so...run it and post the log in your thread in Security!
 
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Hijackthis wouldn't run because the virus closes any applications it doesnt like so i had use a different program hope that is ok im scared i will have to ghost back to factory settings but its only a new computer so yeah but still.
 
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google impichost, the first link is your answer
in fact here it is:
http://stu-the-tiger.livejournal.com/

BTW what do you mean by "ghost back"? if you're thinking of doing a system restore forget it. the virus locked it and you will need to reactivate it once the virus is completely removed.
follow the instructions in livejournal and everything should be ok
I recommend EVERYBODY here to download the starter program listed there. its way better than hijack this as it detects everyhting that is going on in the background and if you are familiar with the processes, you will know which processes are viral and which ones aren't.
 

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