Please help! That nasty Sirefef got me.

By Phasmos · 78 replies
May 20, 2012
  1. Phasmos

    Phasmos TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    BTW, do you think MSE is a good choice for general protection? Would it be likely to catch this sort of thing if it happens again? At least Avast threw up warnings telling me what it was blocking (before it got compromised, I guess)... otherwise I would never have known it was Sirefef at all. Malwarebytes, maybe?
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383


    As I said you won't find any workaround regarding low amount of RAM installed.

    MSE is a very good program.
    A lot depends on your computer habits.

    Good luck and stay safe :)
  3. Phasmos

    Phasmos TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Bad news, Broni...
    I just gave the machine a quick scan with MSE and it did indeed find Trojan/Sirefef. It was listed as having been quarantined. (Previous items on the quarantine list were listed as "Trojan/Sirefef.AG" and were dated from May 19th, 20th, and 21st.) I clicked "fix" and will scan again now, but the damn thing is still here - or at least was a few minutes ago.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    If it's quarantined there is nothing to worry about.
    You can empty those items.
    Click on the “Quarantined items” radio button to display the list of quarantined items. Then click the “Remove all” command button, or select a specific item and click the “Remove” button.

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