Urgent Virus Help

  babybell 18:38 18 Dec 07

I have become infected despite using Avast anti-virus and its causing me no end of problems. I currently have Avast Mail Scanner going nuts telling me the pc is trying to send too many email messages at once and it is suspicious, as it should be as the email message headings are about watches and viagra. I've used Spybot, Ad-Aware and Avast and they are all returning nothing wrong. Please help!

  mfletch 18:42 18 Dec 07

Download SAS Superantispyware,


click here

Then check for any updates,

Restart the computer into safe mode,

That is repeat pressing of the F8 key on the restart,

Then do a full scan with SAS,


  brundle 18:44 18 Dec 07

Scan with this too click here

  eedcam 18:47 18 Dec 07

Hi cant help but in the meantime I would also post on Avast forum click here

  brundle 19:14 18 Dec 07

Seems you linked to AVG forum -
Avast forum here; click here

  babybell 22:28 18 Dec 07

Thanx guys. I ran Superantispyware and it found nothing but downloaded trusty old AVG Free and it found 4 trojans which has sorted the problem. Should have never left AVG, never had any problems until i got rid of it!

  johnnyrocker 23:06 18 Dec 07

have you therefore uninstalled avast to avoid conflicts?


  babybell 10:50 19 Dec 07

Yeah I have removed Avast now. I'm just hoping it blocked all attempts at sending those emails. Would my email address have been shown to the people receving it? I wasn't using Outlook or anything like that, it was just using my internet connection to try and send it. Would it have used its own address or somehow pinched my address? I'd hate to think that 1000's of people worldwide have had emails from me with my address on!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:02 19 Dec 07

Avast would have prebented the email being sent out.

Avast is antivirus and does NOT prevent trojans
the Antispyware part of AVG has found your trojans.

For max protection you need:

1 Antivirus (Avast or AVG antivirus)
1 Firewall to stop incomming and outgoing info (ZoneAlarm)
Antispyware -
1 blocker (spywareblaster)
1 realtime scanner (AVG Antispy)
1 backup scanner (Adaware or Sybot)

1 Antispam (Spamihilator or Mailwasher)
to stop all the emails from people who aren't protected and whos PCs are used as spambots

  babybell 16:45 19 Dec 07

AVG Free is just an anti virus package and does not include Anti-Spyware? So it must have been the Anti Virus software that found the Trojan and therefore Avast should have done the same surely?

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