Trojan Worm "Dropper Funweb "A"

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Maurice

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Sorry, Young & Wild, sorry, I was a bit "off" lately, it would have been my late wife's birthday today, she passed away seven years ago, but I get constant reminders, we were married nearly 40 years,but I shouldn't be talking like this to you, you've got all your life ahead of you,go ahead & enjoy it! [sorry if I sound like your Pop!]

Wow, all that didn't belong on this post, apologies.

To get back to normality, thanks for looking up RBS's post.

Maurice**.
** By the way, as to RBS's advice regarding having to log on, I never have to, I always keep at least one TS reply "live", & use that to access the site,.... hope TS doesn't mind that method, no one else can access the site from my computer, they don't know my password.
 

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If you do "Delete Cookies", all of them will go.
You can still follow that bookmark (yout "life" TS link" and get in straight away but you cannot post unless you are recognised by the forum through your cookie! Hence log into the forum again.
 

Maurice

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RBS, who said I was going to delete cookies?, have been on the black stuff again [joke]

As to not logging on, I just bring up the reply to my last post, in my "In Box", & go there, once there, I, go to "new thread" at the top of the page] or alternatively, "forum jump" to one where I've posted before, it works every time**.

**Administrator,please note, is this contravening the TechSpot rules, or is OK to carry on using this method?
 
Originally posted by Maurice
Does anyone know of this particular worm, & very importantly,

My anti-virus detected it, but couldn't eliminate it.

Maurice.
Hi Maurice. I have just joined.(19th Aug) I had an IDENTICAL problem to you earlier today. When trying to download Smiley central I discovered I had Dropper.Funweb.A. My free AVG didn't detect it during the full scan. However, I went to TEST (top tooolbar on AVG) and chose CUSTOM TEST and chose Documents and Settings from the C drive for a scan. AVG then found it and healed it!!! Don't ask me how. It just worked (I'm pretty old too and like things as simple as possible)
Hope this helps
cheers
Jean
 

Maurice

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Hello Jean, welcome to Techspot, have a good look rouind the site, the gallery is interesting, you can see member's PC's etc.,in their homes, mostly Americans.
I have been a member exactly a year now, & they have helped me out many a time, did you know that there are around 14,000 members?

Well Jean, that' a coincidence, you got the Funweb virus too, my AVG put in their vault, & me being green, deleted it from there, & all I did by doing that, was to release it into my system again! so I ran the scan again, this time, leaving it in the vault, where it still is, but I might try your suggestion,strange that your AVG didn't detect it though.
Just after that, I got the "My Doom" virus, which it didn't detect, but people think that I haven't got it now, for some reason, I went to the Start menu, & did a search for any file with the words "my doom" in it, nothing was found.

I like the way you use your forename, as I do, hope you don't mind, but my guess is that you're a retired business lady, [ or perhaps you are a french man!!.....[my late wife thought I had a strange sense of humour]

Nice "meeting" you, they don't mind here if you have little chats, it's a great site, lots of good humour, please have a look at my profile.

Maurice.
 

Maurice

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On the subject of Funweb, once or twice a week now, AVG starts a search, unprompted, says "virus found" & shows it to be in exactly the same file as before, & when I look in the vault, it is still there, the date being the same as when it was first detected, why do I keep getting info about a virus I have already, & has been quarantined?

Just had another look in the vault, & yes, it's still there , plus "mail attachment, message zip" dated today, don't know why, haven't had any indication that any mail was infected, so.....?

Please help.

...........& yes, I'll get rid of temporary internet files.

Maurice
 

Maurice

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I haven't deleted them, as someone said that if you do that, the deleted files go back into my system, the original trojan appeared to, when I deleted that, about a week ago,almost straight away, I was informed that I had the same virus, unless it was a coincidence, & I had just got it again , by other means, I can see now, delete means delete, unless AVG is different to others?........nah!, can't be!,so, false info, [no-one at TS]

While I'm on, when I immediately delete a suspicious email, without opening it, now, I delete it whilst on inbox, because I once went to "deleted items" to get rid, the envelope symbol opened then, & I got the virus.
What's the safe way of making sure the "envelope" stays closed on inbox, before I move it?, I think I inadvertantly opened it once.

Lord, you HAVE got patience, do you say to your wife "'spect I'll get that old guy again today, with more queries"

Maurice
 

howard_hopkinso

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Same thing heppened to me the other day. I just deleted my cookies and temp files including off line content and hey presto it was gone. I don`t recomend avg free if you can upgrade to avg6 pro or better still avg 7. Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

Maurice

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At last, I stopped dithering & deleted two infected files from the AVG's vault, remember, I had doubts that they would actually go, as the funweb popped up again, just after I deleted it, but youse guys have convinced me,....yeah, yeah, I take a lot of convincing, it's just tthat I took up computing in my old age, & am now sick to death of all the prats out there, ruining peoples pleasure, & for what?, viruses aimed at Corporate organisations, whilst I'm not condoning them, might have a supposed purpose, vengeance against a firm, by someone who was dismissed, or does it run deeper than that, Companies using viruses against other Companies?

I just wish that the hackers could be more easily traced, & imprisoned, or fined heavily, am I being naive?, would they then, at a later date, return & wreak even more havoc?
Incidentally, Howard, your comment about "free" AVG, a local computer shop, has the Proffessional 7.0 version for £29.99 incl VAT;- two year licence/free virus database & product updates for the duration of the licence.
I have used the shop for years & know the owner well, he builds PC's there, & has a good reputation,.....sound a good deal?


Maurice [fed up]
 

howard_hopkinso

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Yes Maurice that sounds reasonable to me. I use AVG 7 and don`t get to many problems. Go for it mate. Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

Maurice

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Thanks Howard,
Can I first say, I like the way that you use your normal name, [nearly] as I do, as to age, occupation etc......?, if, & ONLY if, you want to, perhaps a personal message?, of course I'll understand if you defer, it's just that I'm a widower, on my own, lots of friends around me, but my situation makes me interested in other people, & you seem like a decent person to chat with occasionally.

Er, what did you mean exactly, when you said, "don't get too many problems with AVG 7"?, I know that all software has it's snags/glitches, but what are you finding?
As I came on to computing late in life, [72] I'm very wary about trying "new" things out.

Maurice.
 

howard_hopkinso

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Hiya Maurice What I mean is that avg free doesn`t scan all files I.E sytem restore or disk volume so if for instance you were to run adawear it might say virus found run avg then you run avg but it doesn`t find anything. Taht`s why I don`t reccomend Avg free. As for you sending me a private message that`s not a problem in fact I`d be delighted to hear from you. Alll the best. Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

Maurice

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Hello, Howard, Today I bought AVG 7.0 Professional, boxed; £29.99, I'm not sure enough to install it myself, & an friend is coming round to do it for me.
As to the PM, I've read yours, thanks, but at the moment, I don't know whether I'm coming or going, I'm expecting to go into hospital soon, & I'm not sure what they'll find, speak later,

Maurice.
 

howard_hopkinso

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Hiya Murice I`m sure the installation will go just fine and will keep your computer safe for quite some time. I`m sorry to hear that you have to go into hospital. Whatever it is I wish you all the best mate and a complete and speedy recovery keep your chin up mate. Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

Maurice

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Iam NOT d/loading "all this crap", I tried to d/load Smiley central only ONCE, just after I got my new rig, had it before for 18 months on the laptop, no problem, but since then the Smiley programme has been infected with the trojan, & yes, I know it's nothing to do with the PC, &AVG promptly trapped it in their vault.

Maurice
 

desertrat

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Dropper.funweb.A

From the Tech Help at AVG Antivirus:

The virus has been found in Temporary Internet Files folder, in the
cache of Internet Exporer. The easiest way how to remove this virus
is to empty Internet Explorer cache.
Please run Internet Explorer, select menu Tools -> Internet Options.
Approximately in the middle of the dialog window is button "Delete
files...". Press this button, check the "Delete all offline content"
option and press OK.
This operation will remove all viruses located in Temporary Internet
Files.

IT WORKS.

Ron
 

Maurice

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Thanks, Ron, I'll try that.

How are you enjoying Techspot?, it's a great site, I've been a member for just over a year, & have been helped out on several occasions by "the gang", have a good look round TS, the gallery is well worth viewing, some amazing rigs, [& people!]

Maurice.:grinthumb :p
 

Maurice

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Yes Ron, it's great,:grinthumb
Funnily enough, I picked up your comments in answer to my post on Faq Farm as well, & I believe that you got the info from the AVG site?, I went there but missed that, perhaps it was because at the moment I only have the free d/loaded version of AVG, but hope to soon install the AVG 7.0 disc

Retired Professonal Malingerer??, & I see that you now give your location as a little cabin in the Californian desert, my guess is that you retired there to get out of the rat race?, so that might mean that you are in the "upper age" bracket, you can see how old I am, if you access my profile, surely your not THAT old, to knock me off my "oldest member" pedestal at TS?

Nice to "chat", they don't mind if we engage in casual talk, & the administrators only comment on it, if they feel that we've strayed from the point of the post for too long,.....it's one big, [14,000 members] family!

Cheers, Maurice :rolleyes: :eek:
 

desertrat

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Maurice,
I picked up the Funweb trojan at cursormania.com. I too was using the AVG free version. I downloaded the trial version thinking it would fix it but still had the same no-fix problem so I contacted the AVG support and they gave me the answer. Very quickly too. I don't know if I'll pay when my 30 day trial is up or go back to the free one.

Yeah I'm afraid I gotcha age wise (August 1928) but I still split a little firewood and hike a few desert miles now and then.

Ron
 

Maurice

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What? whaaat??, are you saying that my claim to be the oldest has gone out of the window??
Seriously, there's you me & "Olefarte", [a countryman of yours] that rank as seniors,......by age only, of course!
That's what I enjoy, this site caters for the serious queries, as it should of course, but there is a lighter side, thank goodness!
As to AVG, soon, I'm getting the AVG 7.0 boxed disc at £29.95

Maurice
 
Mi AVG detected today the Dropper.Funweb.A virus and removed it without problems.
I am currently using AVG 6.0, Version 6.0.762 release date 02/09/03 together with Virus Database 510, release date 13/09/04.
 

Maurice

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Hi, Mario, wow, the senior citizens are taking over!:D [see my recent post on this thread]
Good for you, seems like I'm doing the right thing getting the AVG 7.0.
The d/loaded free version "corralled" Funweb A in it's vault, but when I deleted it from there, the next time, I ran it, it "discovered" again, & it appeared back in the vault, so I'm leaving it there!!
Hope you like the site, it is very good.

Maurice:chef:
 
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