Instant Malware

By ChrisLam ยท 5 replies
Sep 21, 2007
  1. It is possible to download a file that installs its malware on your computer automatically (or triggered by a virus scan, mouse movement, etc.)? Or do you have to open or execute it for it to install?

    And those websites that say you have spyware on our computer. I went to one today accidentally. I was searching up my calculator my anyways it automatically scanned my computer for spyware. It was quick though I pressed back before it go to the end. When i pressed back, is said that I still have spyware on my computer and that I need to download so and so. (Obviously I did not download it) Is it possible for it to install malware on my computer while I am visiting the site?

    Should I post the site that I just went to?

    BTW I am doing a Spybot S&D scan right now.

    Chris Lam

    OOO it turns out that Spybot S&D has found BPS Spyware Remover:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{some code in hex}

    EDIT: I used S&D to fix the BPS problem.

    website I went to was

  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    You could visit a website and get malware.

    Please read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions Follow all instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, but only after doing the above.

    Regards Jase :)

    This thread is for the use of ChrisLam only. Please do not post your own virus/spyware problems into this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    I have removed the malware myself.

    Also, I have a question:

    If I downloaded a file, and did not open it and did a virus scan, is there a way it can get malware onto my computer?

  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Depends, but if you don't extract the file, say a torrent then the contents of that file will not be put on to your computer.

    Here's a good online scanner which checks any files for malware.

    Regards Jase :)
  5. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    If I leave a program like BitTorrent on connected, can hackers or malware infect my computer?
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Technically no, Unless they are port scanning within BitTorrent to get to their victims, all P2P programs open specific ports to allow into your computer to extract / import files ( download or upload ;) )

    It's a bad thing to use a p2p program since that's where most viruses can get downloaded :(
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