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Skype spam virus

i have gotten a virus from my friend (not sharing link for obvious reasons) and i cant fix it, its a vorus that spams my friends with messages every 20 minutes and i was wondering how i can fix this and remove it from my pc. I have figured out the process is called C2C service and i closed that, i went to msconfig and disabled the thing from there, i went to my appdata (where msconfig said it as at) and i deleted that, and its still sending spam messages through my skype, plz help me.

 

i got windows 7 64-bit home premium

Tamim
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Change your Skype password immediately

https://login.skype.com/account/password-reset-request

 

In Skype application,

Go to, Tools >> Options... >> Advanced Settings

Click Manage other programs' access to skype

Remove any unknown application (if any)

 

download malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

Run MBAM and use the FileASSASSIN tool to delete the all exe file found under AppData directory

C:\Users\tamim\AppData\Roaming

 

restore performance counter setting from backup (If any)

 

After you have used malwarebytes then do this online scan.
to make sure you have nothing else hiding away.
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/ 

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Tamim
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You are very welcome.

additionally run msconfig.exe and disable any unknown startup programs.

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Tamim
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fongthai wrote:
the infected PC cannnot go to security websites like: eset.com, malwarebytes.org, ...

Please try with Google Chrome, or download Malwarebytes on +another, clean machine+ and burn to CD or copy to a USB memory stick+

 

Run MBAM's FILEASSASSIN tool and delete the exe files found on AppData directory.

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Tamim
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crowsama26 wrote:

Windows Vista 32-bit


Make sure that you can see hidden files.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files

 

After that run FILEASSASSIN tools and delete the exe files found on.....

 

C:\Users\tamim\AppData\Roaming

C:\Users\tamim\AppData\

 

restore performance counter setting from backup

 

a)     Click Start.

b)     In the search box type cmd

c)     Right click and select Run as administrator.

d)     Type LodCtr.exe /R: PerfStringBackup.INI and press ENTER.

 

Note that, There is no SPACE after /R:

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Change your Skype password immediately

https://login.skype.com/account/password-reset-request

 

In Skype application,

Go to, Tools >> Options... >> Advanced Settings

Click Manage other programs' access to skype

Remove any unknown application (if any)

 

download malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

Run MBAM and use the FileASSASSIN tool to delete the all exe file found under AppData directory

C:\Users\tamim\AppData\Roaming

 

restore performance counter setting from backup (If any)

 

After you have used malwarebytes then do this online scan.
to make sure you have nothing else hiding away.
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/ 

Regards,
Tamim
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Re: Skype spam virus

what about Mac ?
boobooboo
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Re: Skype spam virus

Although the files could have been downloaded to your system, I doubt that they could have been activated. Mac and Linux machines are rarely attack-able with trojans written for a windows environment. One exception to this is if you have a windows emulator on your computer...It could be affected by a windows trojan. In that case you would use the emulator and follow the instructions in the preceeding post (Re: Skype spam virus ) for removing the offending files.
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Thanks! it worked for me :happy:

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You are very welcome.

additionally run msconfig.exe and disable any unknown startup programs.

Regards,
Tamim
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Re: Skype spam virus

thanks for the fix. however deleting the files didn't remove it from my startup tab in system config.

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try deleting any unknown entry, in this location

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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Re: Skype spam virus

Let's do this :
go to this pc link :
Win( C) /users/Updatususer/Apps Data/Roaming

Delete 4 coloured item at the bottom
done
re - login
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Re: Skype spam virus

the infected PC cannnot go to security websites like: eset.com, malwarebytes.org, ...
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