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Received a private message: is this standard?

By mfessaru
Mar 1, 2010
  1. I posted a question and received, instead of a post, a private message which asked me to respond by regular e-mail instead of by posting.

    Is this a scam or is it legit?

    Seems odd to me -- but paranoia strikes deep.
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    Link to your question, please.
    Can you post a copy of that PM?
     
  3. mfessaru

    mfessaru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Private Message:

    From Phillipines; Member since Oct 2009. Name: WinXPert


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    can you email me a sample of the rootkit that infected your system. just zip it with a password 1234 send to
    bonamil_lactum@yahoo.com
    i'll send you a fix as soon as i got hold of the virus/malware/whatever. pls answer me thru email not at techspot. hope i could be of assistance to you. nobody is answerring yout post might as well be the first to volunteer.
    __________________

    Virus & Spyware Temoval Team
    http://www.tipidpc.com
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    WinXPert seems to be a member of this forum: http://www.techspot.com/vb/users/list/ and his website looks legit, however this is not the way, we do things around here.
    I'll report it to one of the moderators.
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    I believe what was done broke some of the Terms of Use here. You were wise to be cautious. Whenever you find yourself in the position of having to ask if something is okay, it usually isn't.

    The site he left is described as:
     
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    I PMed Julio about it.
     
  7. mfessaru

    mfessaru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you -- but I need more help.

    Thank you -- but the original problem is not solved.

    I have the fake Microsoft Security problem (http://www.techspot.com/news/38045-...cious-antivirus-security-essentials-2010.html). I ran Malwarebytes, then downloaded the real Microsoft as recommended in the "News", then ran a complete scan. Windows security found two files: TrojanDownloader:ASX /Wimad.AN and the program: Win32/ PowerRegScheduler.

    All of the text files from today are attached.

    Is everything okay now? Should I go through the 8 steps just to be sure that everything is gone? None of these logs lists something with the same name as the Trojan Win32/Fakeinit.

    Thanks!

    View attachment dberr.txt

    View attachment mbam-log-2010-03-01 (10-57-16).txt

    View attachment ntbtlog.txt

    View attachment SchedLgU.txt
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    Did you start another topic about this issue before, or is this your first post about it?
     
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

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