Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Anyone seen this malware recently in Technical; I am finding these tend to pop up whilst users use google for image searches. Once flagged up on my ...
1st March 2011, 04:57 PM #16
I am finding these tend to pop up whilst users use google for image searches. Once flagged up on my console I just remove the offending cache folder where the offending .js file is located just in case.
Example of which:
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1st March 2011, 05:00 PM #17
One of our teachers told me yesterday that over half term she paid £50 for an anti-virus program because she couldn't do anything on her PC unless she paid up......... Wonder if this was the very one?
1st March 2011, 05:02 PM #18
Sounds like the one. Mind you, they all do the same thing.... grab your money but dont do anything
Originally Posted by joe90bass
1st March 2011, 05:15 PM #19
Yep! Did tell her to contact her credit card company pronto in case anything else had been taken.
Originally Posted by timbo343
1st March 2011, 05:26 PM #20
I think ebay was also delivering this one (System Tool) disinfected three peoples home computes thus far.
Pretty much used the following procedure: Remove System Tool and SystemTool (Uninstall Guide)
1st March 2011, 05:30 PM #21
And I thought teachers were supposed to be clever...
Originally Posted by joe90bass
1st March 2011, 07:22 PM #22
I managed to disinfect a machine with avast on, but malwarebytes did a great job at removing it along with other nasties. Fortunately the variation that was on the infected computer didn't run in safe mode and didn't change the proxy settings either.
Originally Posted by localzuk
1st March 2011, 08:11 PM #23
Had 2 computers today and my laptop picked it up sunday night.
rkill managed to kill the processes off (had to use the iExplorer.exe version) and then Malwarebytes sorted it after that.
2nd March 2011, 03:26 PM #24
- Rep Power
Yeah, Seen this on a couple of machines myself. System tool it was called on my occasion... hijacks the desktop - nasty bugger as it stops you running any programs even task manager. Anyway heres a nice easy link to removal instructions . The other link above wasnt as accurate and made you do things that werent nessacery in my situation.
2nd March 2011, 04:35 PM #25
Originally Posted by timzim
To be fair, if you're not particularly IT-Savvy, you can see how people get roped into paying for these things!
2nd March 2011, 10:08 PM #26
3rd March 2011, 01:18 AM #27
Yeah same virus in the General thread.
9th March 2011, 02:45 PM #28
I see these ALL the time, mostly they are a scam to make you download the software and pay money to them. Any Techy should be able to spot it instantly and know whats going on.
Could anyone upload a screenshoot of what it looks like on your desktop once it all comes up? it might be a good idea to use it as a example to show teachers when it happens
9th March 2011, 03:12 PM #29
we have seen this lots of times, we have had reports its come from some adverts on hotmail. Easiest way to remove was to go into safe mode and run malwarebytes with the latest definitions.
9th March 2011, 03:16 PM #30
Ah yes, i rescued my heads laptop from this Monday. I just did a system restore lol!!
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