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Malware threats an alert keeps popping up on my screen saying: system alert:malware threats. your computer is infected with a backdoor trojan that allows the remote attacher to perform various malicious actions. Click this baloon to download malware removal software. I have downloaded avg anti spyware already and have cleaned the viruses yet still, this alert keeps on coming back and antivir gear spyware icon appears as well as other anti spywares which charge fees whenever downloaded. How could i delete all these especially the backdoor trojan? Wilma

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I just want to thank Cameron Bradford for the solution he suggested. It went well and very good.


Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work!!!!



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What your seeing is called Adware, they are trying to make you think you are infected to buy their software to remove it.

What you need to do:
Go to a reseller of AVG, download the software and run a FULL scan once complete delete the threats its finds.

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    No problem, I'm glad it worked for you.



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What is trojan horse virus

A Trojan Horse is full of as much trickery as the mythological Trojan Horse it was named after. The Trojan Horse, at first glance will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer. Those on the receiving end of a Trojan Horse are usually tricked into opening them because they appear to be receiving legitimate software or files from a legitimate source. When a Trojan is activated on your computer, the results can vary. Some Trojans are designed to be more annoying than malicious (like changing your desktop, adding silly active desktop icons) or they can cause serious damage by deleting files and destroying information on your system. Trojans are also known to create a backdoor on your computer that gives malicious users access to your system, possibly allowing confidential or personal information to be compromised. Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans do not reproduce by infecting other files nor do they self-replicate.

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Jun 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet


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Malware Part 1: Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware

Malwares or Malicious softwares are programs that are made intending to sabotage and destroy your computer or penetrate, spy and steal your information on your computer. These Malicious Software could be categorized into 5 major groups Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware and Adware. What, are the differences between these 5 types?

Viruses are programs that act like biological viruses. They replicate or make a copy of themselves in another host. Using an infected host, like USB Flash disks or drives, viruses infect your computer and wait until you insert another flash disc to infect. While waiting in your computer, viruses, depending on their code, could either slow down the system, mess up your file system, or even destroy your files.

Trojans are programs that do not replicate or copy themselves. Trojans are software that are made by would be hackers to spy on your computer and create what they call back doors. These programs are intentionally placed on your computer directly, where there is physical contact with the computer, or indirectly, where a copy is sent through your Email or even by an infected Flash Drive. The trojan would then be on your computer but it will neither replicate nor crawl to other computers connected to the infected computer.

Worms, on the other hand, are the ones that have the capability to crawl to any computer connected to the infected computer. Worms infect computers through the local network and even through the public networks. Worms infect others by scanning your network and infecting any computer connected to your network. Other Worms would scan your email software for email addresses and send a copy of themselves to your contacts and act like it was sent by you. Worms also have the capability to destroy your files depending on the code programmed into it. Worms also has the effect of slowing down your network speed since it would scan your network and send copies of itself. Worms eat up a lot of bandwidth in a network.

Spyware and Adware are almost the same. The difference of these two is the intent and the usage. Spyware as its name implies is used to spy your computer for any vulnerabilities. Adware on the other hand is used to constantly bug you with Advertisements. Normally known as Unwanted Pop-ups. Both, however, can infect you by websites, that without your permission, that copy or install these unwanted software into your computer. Spyware and Adware, are sometimes also considered as Trojans by other Antivirus Software since it does not replicate or crawl in the network but does damage to your computer.

Whichever type, these Malicious Software, is harmful to your computer and is a threat to your personal security. It is best to be able to early detect these software and be able to purge them out of your system. As prolonged, exposure to these Malicious Software is very damaging which could cause you to lose your data.

In Malware Part 2: Malware Detection and Removal, we will discus how to detect malware and some basic techniques in removing these Malicious Software.

on May 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Everytime i open programs, messages like this appears: "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dx8vb3232.dll is not a valid WIndows image. Please check against your installation...

You have a Backdoor Trojan present on your pc
A Backdoor is a software program that gives an attacker unauthorized access to a machine and the means for remotely controlling the machine without the user's knowledge. A Backdoor compromises system integrity by making changes to the system that allow it to by used by the attacker for malicious purposes unknown to the user.

They are typically installed without user interaction through security exploits, and may allow an attacker to remotely control the infected machine. Such risks may allow the attacker to install additional malware and use the compromised machine to participate in denial of service attacks, spamming, and bot nets, or to transmit sensitive data to a remote server. The malware may be cloaked and not visible to the user. These risks severely compromise the system by lowering security settings, installing 'backdoors,' infecting system files, or spreading to other networked machines.

If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums.
You should consider them to be compromised.
They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one,if not an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information.
Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.

Since your computer was compromised read:
How to report ID theft, fraud, drive-by installs, hijacking and malware:

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Mar 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, i hope you can help! My daughters e-machine shows ATTENTION! SPYWARE ALERT. It says the computer is infected by spyware. 34 serious threats have been found while scanning your files and registry. It...

Restart the computer, when you see the Emachine logo, tap F8
go to safe mode
Once in safe mode, go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools system restore
restore to 1 week previous that you downloaded the malware. The software that you are getting hit with is a virus itself called "Hijack Ware"- it basically holds your system hostage.

Now after that is done, go to a site like Avast! or AVG and install an antivirus (Both of those are free and reputable. I prefer Avast!)

Don't click and don't believe crud like those popups ever again.

Dec 15, 2010 | E-Machines T3256 PC Desktop

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I keep getting a virus alert and when I ask to remove viruses it brings me to a page to buy virus protection. I already have virus protection on Windows. What can I do to resolve this annoying problem...

You are infected with a Trojan or Malware. The pop-ups are bogus.. You are only infected with the product they are trying to sell you. What is the name of the Virus Protection they are trying to sell you? First thing to do is restart your computer in Safe Mode and run all your security scans. See it they find the culprit.If not post back,

Sep 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Vietcong game wont open,Backdoor Ranky keeps popping up.I know its not a virus,I am using win Xp home.Running ruddy awfull norton internet security 2008

It seems you have been infected by a trojan. This virus infects all versions of WIndows OS: It is considered a Low Risk Virus, but it needs to be removed immediately.

Backdoor.Ranky.Z allows unauthorized access on the infected pc by opeing a backdoor port.

Technical Name: Backdoor.Ranky.Z

Lets Remove the Virus:
  1. Disable your system Restore; this is to keep the virus from restoring itself to do this:
  • Right click on my computer
  • click on properties
  • select system restore tab
  • check "turn off system restore" uncheck "to turn on"
  • click Apply
  • click Yes when dialog box tell s you this will erase all restore points.
  • Press OK
2. Make sure your virus definitions are up to date.

3. Reboot your system in Safe Mode

4. Run a full/deep system scan & delete all infected files.

5. Delete/Modify any values added to theRegistry

how to edit registry

Delete this entry :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \"Advanced DHTML Enable" = "[PATH OF TROJAN EXECUTABLE]"

6. Exit registry editor and restart your PC.

7. Run a Full scan to make sure it is really gone.

Hope this helps (rate high if this helps)... Good luck! ^_^

Sep 17, 2009 | TOPICS Entertainment Vietcong 2

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When it scans and finds a virus it won't let me delete

Then if you can quarantine that in a folder. Quarantine it. If pccillin have a reporting log with its path. Then copy in a piece of paper the name and path. Then delete that in DOS mode if you are familiar with that only be sure that it is a legit viral file.

Apr 12, 2009 | Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security...

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Trojan Alert

-If the windows firewall was detecting trojan , It is a possible that the system is infected of virus threat eventhough the system has virus protection.
-You may want to download and run this programs "MALWAREBYTES".
-This tools will help you detect and remove unwanted virus and spyware. but if the threats somehow like rootkit it must be removed manually.

-GIVE ME FEEDBACK THEN after doing this things so I could assist you further.

Oct 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Mcafee legal instalation pops up and says trojan alert false ,thenxp anti virus pops up and says over 1000 viruses found .also i cant remove both pop ups hope you can help evelyn aged 72

This almost sounds like you have a maleware infection.
It almost sounds like the one that has been going around that claims to be Windows XP antivirus and that it found 450+ spyware infections (there is no such thing built into Windows XP).

I would suggest running SpyBot or Hyjack This to find out if you do have a malware infection.

Aug 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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