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Ext User(confused_tech)
05-06-2007, 06:44 AM
I have an 'acer' laptop which has been fine until I wanted to view a video
online and to view this video i HAD to download a "Video Activex Object".
Ever since I have had random porno pop ups and anti-virus software popups,
also my laptop has been running a lot slower. Before the ballon pops up I
have a continuous flashing warning sign (exlimation mark in a yellow
triangle) followed by a yellow cross in a blue circle. I don't understand why
this ballon keeps tellin me about having to download virus software, I think
it might be a virus itself. I can't play video games because the ballon makes
it freeze I would reinstall my entire laptop, that's how desperate I am to
get rid of this thing but I have lost the CD. I know this is a very long
message, if anyone came help it will me much appreciated.

Thanks

Ext User(David H. Lipman)
05-06-2007, 07:53 AM
From: "confused_tech" <confused_tech@discussions.microsoft.com>

| I have an 'acer' laptop which has been fine until I wanted to view a video
| online and to view this video i HAD to download a "Video Activex Object".
| Ever since I have had random porno pop ups and anti-virus software popups,
| also my laptop has been running a lot slower. Before the ballon pops up I
| have a continuous flashing warning sign (exlimation mark in a yellow
| triangle) followed by a yellow cross in a blue circle. I don't understand why
| this ballon keeps tellin me about having to download virus software, I think
| it might be a virus itself. I can't play video games because the ballon makes
| it freeze I would reinstall my entire laptop, that's how desperate I am to
| get rid of this thing but I have lost the CD. I know this is a very long
| message, if anyone came help it will me much appreciated.
|
| Thanks

Two part reply..

Perform Part 1 then perform Part 2.

It is suggested that you execute each tool in Normal Mode then in Safe Mode.

Part 1
-----------

Use noahdfear's SmitFraud, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, et. al., removal tool -- SmitRem.exe
http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/click%20counter/click.php?id=1

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43659.html

Part 2
-----------

S!ri's SmitfraudFix
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php

* * * Please report back your results * * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Ext User(DL)
05-06-2007, 08:33 AM
In addition;
You accessed a 'dodgy' site or video, which has persuaded you to download a
file 'Video ActiveX Object' which was infected with malaware
Most malaware / viruses are installed by users clicking on something and
opening / running it.

You might also contact Acer to obtain replacement cd's, as you are bound to
need them at some stage. Once received treat them like 'gold'

"confused_tech" <confused_tech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:94DAFAB6-3256-4A63-9CEA-83D22DE44DED@microsoft.com...
> I have an 'acer' laptop which has been fine until I wanted to view a video
> online and to view this video i HAD to download a "Video Activex Object".
> Ever since I have had random porno pop ups and anti-virus software popups,
> also my laptop has been running a lot slower. Before the ballon pops up I
> have a continuous flashing warning sign (exlimation mark in a yellow
> triangle) followed by a yellow cross in a blue circle. I don't understand
why
> this ballon keeps tellin me about having to download virus software, I
think
> it might be a virus itself. I can't play video games because the ballon
makes
> it freeze I would reinstall my entire laptop, that's how desperate I am to
> get rid of this thing but I have lost the CD. I know this is a very long
> message, if anyone came help it will me much appreciated.
>
> Thanks

Ext User(David H. Lipman)
05-06-2007, 09:13 AM
From: "DL" <address@invalid>

| In addition;
| You accessed a 'dodgy' site or video, which has persuaded you to download a
| file 'Video ActiveX Object' which was infected with malaware
| Most malaware / viruses are installed by users clicking on something and
| opening / running it.
|
| You might also contact Acer to obtain replacement cd's, as you are bound to
| need them at some stage. Once received treat them like 'gold'
|

That's correct. The so-called "Video ActiveX" (aka; VAX) is either a ZLob Trojan or a
DNSChanger Trojan that uses the concept of a; COCDEC, Video ActiveX or FreeTicket type
site.


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Ext User(jseyb)
07-06-2007, 01:34 AM
In addition to the other good answers in this group, you also need to
install a good anti-virus program. You can get one for free (look at
free.grisoft.com), but it might be worthwhile and good insurance to purchase
a good program like McAfee or ZoneAlarm Security Suite.
Beware of of the anti-virus software popups - there is malware out there
that pops up an anti-virus message, and clicking on it would only install
yet more malware.

good luck

"confused_tech" <confused_tech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:94DAFAB6-3256-4A63-9CEA-83D22DE44DED@microsoft.com...
>I have an 'acer' laptop which has been fine until I wanted to view a video
> online and to view this video i HAD to download a "Video Activex Object".
> Ever since I have had random porno pop ups and anti-virus software popups,
> also my laptop has been running a lot slower. Before the ballon pops up I
> have a continuous flashing warning sign (exlimation mark in a yellow
> triangle) followed by a yellow cross in a blue circle. I don't understand
> why
> this ballon keeps tellin me about having to download virus software, I
> think
> it might be a virus itself. I can't play video games because the ballon
> makes
> it freeze I would reinstall my entire laptop, that's how desperate I am to
> get rid of this thing but I have lost the CD. I know this is a very long
> message, if anyone came help it will me much appreciated.
>
> Thanks

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