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Note: If the View Results window does not show up, then the computer is virus free. 4. because of some lawsuits that AOL had with it (reading the story on wiki makes me detest AOL even more...) Anyhow, did you try anything from jayloden? Members of the UMass community can download and install McAfee Virusscan Enterprise for free from the OIT website. Reply With Quote 31 Jul 2005,07:35 PM #5 Rumpy View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Drive By Sisters are so dumb. Source

All rights reserved. © 2002-2014, The Next LevelAdvertising positioning by Digital Point Check the following, and have the program fix them. (Just select the ones you have): O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stratas] lockx.exe O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [stratas] lockx.exe O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [stratas] lockx.exe Any Note: Please check your address book regularly to ensure your email address is deleted from your Address Book. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

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Run an online antivirus as well. 7. Reply With Quote Quick Navigation The Circuit Board Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Main Discussion Area Gaming Discussion Trade Depot Retail Deals This .zip file is in turn planted into another .zip file to bypass anti-virus scanners. TNL hates you.

Select this option to ensure that these viruses are not overlooked.Scan for spyware and potentially unwanted programs - The software detects spyware, adware, dialers, and other potentially unwanted application. This entry was posted in Virus/Malware and tagged aim, virus, windows by Wes. While there are many different ways that this can happen, one common method is via something called an AIM virus. Clicking Here The Conversation Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.

when away, it doesn't prevent the IM window from coming up, or stop sounds, or list who's IMed me, which was something i rather enjoyed with AIM You could re-install Windows.... Additionally, if OIT detects that your computer is trying to infect others, you may lose your Internet connection until the virus is removed. It just doesn't have firewall/internet security features. -Update *everything*. You can use any of these programs to clean the rest off.

Jacob JBotAlan05-05-2007, 09:11 PM-The IE skin is pretty good...you might be able to get away with making FF look exactly like IE...:D -You need a good AntiVirus. https://www.edgewave.com/spam-filters/aol-aim-virus-campaign/ It's better from the operating point of view, it uses less resources than AIM, and if an AIM virus is written to infect the AIM Client, Gaim will not be suspect It's the same with Trillian or Pidgin. This will help reduce this problem.

Helencat It's good. http://zenproject8reviews.com/aim-virus/aim-virus-need-help.html So if you cannot find all the files, you probably do not have them. 1. Click a heading below to expand your question. Granted I use AIM 5.something still, but I don't have a sister to click on any crazy links either.

Next time, be sure to put passwords on your account and lock the machine (WindowsLogo-L) every time you leave the machine to prevent your little sisters from using it... Very few viruses, trojans, worms, etc. It was annoying though I had to block him from my list. have a peek here Please see our password help article for the most up-to-date recommendations for making a strong password.

Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Depending on the virus that infects your computer, it is possible to get other infections. Even if you had seperate accounts on the machine (talking about in the future, after the problem is solved), anyone else that uses AIM on the computer can bug it up

ill give it a shot whytheheckme05-03-2007, 08:30 PMBuy a Mac.

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They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. It's simply a different instant messaging client. Pacific time on January 21, 2010, we started blocking a new spam campaign that was directed to AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) users. Check This Out or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

It gets the same virus database the commercial version does. Open the email. 2. Click the Scan all files box to clear it, if you wish to shorten the scanning time. Have your PC fixed remotely - while you watch! $89.95 Free Security Newsletter Sign Up for Security News and Special Offers: Indications of Infection: Risk Assessment:

Note: If there are no Spam emails in your Sent Folder, but you are still receiving MAILER-DAEMON messages, and your Contacts are receiving messages that you didn't send, your account most Even a cheap-y Linksys router will put you behind a Network Address Translation device; this makes it much, much harder to intrude into your system. -I hope you don't have dial-up...:) Jacob Michelle Celio05-05-2007, 02:00 PMYou could re-install Windows.... (something I must do to all my Windows machines annually). Dantvman2705-03-2007, 08:29 PMYou can still use your AIM screen name with Gaim.

I don't know about McAfee, but I use Grisoft's AVG Free Edition. A friend of mine has an AIM virus or worm that IMs everyone she knows with a message saying something to the effect of "lol look at something/something/picture.pif." I Googled it Sure, a mac mini costs $599, but you pretty much have to get the service plan just in case. If you can't get it with any scanner, it's probably a good idea to explain to your parents what's happening, back everything up, and (with permission, for your own sake;) )

Note: If you still can't change your password after visiting i.aol.com, please call 1-855-622-4946 (Mon-Fri 8am-1am ET and Sat-Sun 8am-10pm ET) and we'll be more than happy to help you. Then again scan the computer with anti-virus. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Jacob Reinstalling windows isn't always the easy-ist thing.

Uninstall AIM, restart the computer 3 times ( this clears any configuration backups your computer has saved [used for when 'booting with last known good configuration] ). Alexa Stott05-03-2007, 07:51 PMSolution: Don't use AIM. You need to be sure that lockx.exe is removed from your system. Install everything but the driver updates (those tend to break things) and you can forgo Internet Explorer 7 if you want. -Put your system behind some form of firewall.