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Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

I attempted to run fake alert stinger last night and it failed to execute. (Safemode) Windows XP.

I fould several of the files referenced in earlier post and deleted them. This is a real problem for me as I cannot process work online that I perform. 

I need help to resolve this as I've lost 2 days work!

   It turns scanning and protection off , hijacks pages.

Help Please

SamSwift
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Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

We have some more detections going into the next release of Stinger which is due out later today.

If Stinger won't execute can you rename it from stinger.exe to stinger.com and let us know if it runs please?

Thanks,

Sam

Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

I am work today so I won't be able to test it till this evening.

Thanks

Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

SamSwift wrote:

We have some more detections going into the next release of Stinger which is due out later today.

If Stinger won't execute can you rename it from stinger.exe to stinger.com and let us know if it runs please?

Thanks,

Sam

Do you mean FakeAlert Stinger Sam as there are 2 versions?  People are getting confused and everyone from Support seems to be using the same abbreviation in their posts.

McAfee Employee dmeier
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Message 45 of 52

Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

Yes, the Fake Alert Stinger, as it's updated daily, rather than weekly.

SamSwift
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Message 46 of 52

Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

@exbrit - I agree they should have two clear names to make it easy to differentiate. However if I'm replying to the FakeAV relatedpost I mean Fake Alert Stinger. Sorry for not being clearer.

Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

SamSwift wrote:

@exbrit - I agree they should have two clear names to make it easy to differentiate. However if I'm replying to the FakeAV relatedpost I mean Fake Alert Stinger. Sorry for not being clearer.

I thought so.people are confused enough and just wanted to be sure.  Thanks Sam.

newjack
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Message 48 of 52

Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

Hey I have a great Idea.Why not name one stinger and the other something else??? Since this confusion has been going on forever.

McAfee Employee dmeier
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Message 49 of 52

Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

We're getting it solved.  How about we discontinue the weekly stinger, in favor of the daily one?

nownitin
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Message 50 of 52

Re: Open Cloud Security malware has hijacked network computer

some steps for manual cleaning <https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-2998>

hope this will help.

Regards,

Nitin

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