Trojans, Keyloggers, Malware, and Backdoors Galore!

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Tartan_Terrier, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. I discovered that the kids had managed to switch off the firewall on their computer last night, so obviously I did a quick anti-virus and spyware check.

    It found one virus (the 'this-is-not-a-virus' virus!) and a few tracking cookies and so on, but what really worried me was what I could see of the files that were being checked (as the scans were run).

    It looks like win32 is absolutely chock full of trojans, keyloggers, malware, backdoors, a fun program called Theif 2.0, another called Theef, and so on......

    I've tried doing a manual search, so I could delete them, but the computer can't find them.

    How in Hell do I get rid of all this crap? Is formatting the computer my best option?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Regards
    T_T
     
  2. Try this mate its free and works well:
    AVG

    Good Luck ....
     
  3. msr

    msr LE

  4. TT,

    Yes you can use AVG free edition, this only gives you the anti virus part if you want a complete solution I would recommend AVG 8.


    Stilts

    P.S PM inbound
     
  5. Everyone always harps on about Free AVG - in my opinion it is processor hungry and performance aint so good.

    A personal favourite of my mine and my IT workmates is AVAST which also has a free version. An excellent piece of kit with a very small system footprint.

    Link:

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
     
  6. Good call, nice bit of software


    Do remember some bits of software miss bits and others pick it up...

    I run..

    Spybot

    Toni arts easy cleaner

    Ad adware se personal
     
  7. Stop looking at animal porn :lol:

    Probably your last option..you should be able to sort it...

    Try above options and let us all know how it goes!
     
  8. Hi again guys,
    I've tried all of the above without anything being found, but when I run a scan I can still see that it's checking files with interesting names like keylogger, thief, watcher, and so on.

    In the meantime (in fact yesterday) I got a new laptop from my missus (surplus from her work) and supposedly wiped and re-loaded with Windows by the IT guy at her work.

    The first thing I did was to install a firewall, and antivirus. I then looked a few websites (Arrse, yahoo, and a couple of Danish sites) before running a scan.

    It found nothing, but once again I could see that the same dodgy file/program names were cropping up.

    I'm using the same copy of Zone Alarm as I have on the other computer, and not only that but both computers are surplus from my missus's work.

    So the questions are;

    Is it a corrupt copy of Zone Alarm I have?

    Is the reboot disc the IT guy is using dodgy?

    Or is one of the few sites I mentioned boobytrapped?

    Any ideas guys?
     
  9. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    anyone got a free registry cleaner? I'm facing the option of a format and restore unless i can clear some of the crap out of the registry. nothing nasty just 4 years of cr@p on the laptop.
     
  10. I did the online Blacklight scan and it found nothing.

    Is there any other program that's likely to find all this stuff?
     
  11. If you get a July (!) copy of PCPro, there's a 'limited' edition of Ashampoo Winoptimiser on the freebie DVD, which has sucked all the rubbish out of my registry nicely.

    One or both of Spybot and AdAware (both free) this week got rid of a CiD infection on my computer which it picked up from a site advertising anti-spyware!