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idespisehackers Newcomer 2 posts since
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Mar 26, 2013 6:47 PM

Medfos

On Friday, I got the trojan Medfos.ak and it has rendered my laptop completely unusable. McAfee was running and notified me.  It then completely failed at removing it.  Not very happy.

  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,354 posts since
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    1. Mar 27, 2013 3:49 AM (in response to idespisehackers)
    Re: Medfos

    Did you reboot? This needed to reome some viruses. that said this seems a bit hard to clear up that is what sime of the links I found imply.

     

    Try running stinger getsusp and malwarebytes(free version only as paid version clashes) and see what they say.

    McAfee Communities: Anti-Spyware/Malware & Hijacker Tools

     

    I have asked a virus tech to comment.

    Ensure java and all adobe programs are updated

     

    Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 27/03/13 6:49:35 PM

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  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,354 posts since
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    2. Mar 28, 2013 4:09 AM (in response to Peacekeeper)
    Re: Medfos

    Any additional details about the symptoms you can provide will help. Screenshots are great too.

     

    The tech is unfamiliar with that trojan so can you elaborate re symptoms etc?

     

    Did the other tools show anything?


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  • jeffreychirino Apprentice 90 posts since
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    3. Mar 29, 2013 4:04 AM (in response to Peacekeeper)
    Re: Medfos

    Please have a look at the artikel below:

    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-win32-medfos-trojan/

     

    That is a guide to remove the malware.

  • jeffreychirino Apprentice 90 posts since
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    5. Mar 29, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to idespisehackers)
    Re: Medfos

    NP, but NO anti virus program can protect you against every piece of malware.

    In fact, no one should no longer just relay on the virusscanner, but see it as part of your complete security of your computer system and within that security system, your anti virus is your last line of defense.

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