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Jamanda

Very odd

I was pootling around this morning, reading the news and playing mafia, when I got a message asking me if I wanted to up date something or other.

I didn't recognize it, so said thanks but no thanks. But it was very persistent, so I restarted the computer to get rid of it. Next thing I've got AVG telling me I have a trojan! It asked if I wanted to quarantine it, which seemed like a good idea. So I said yes and it said the threat was now controlled.

Then everything went black!

So now, while I can find everything by using the search my start up menu is empty.

Any ideas?
Jamanda

Considering doing a system restore. Does this sound right?

I found it in my virus vaults! It's called Win32 Kryptic.
gil

It sounds a bit like something I had in mine, that resulted in a trip to the computer shop. Was a new virus that even AVG hadn't yet got a remedy for.

I still don't have access to my programs in the normal way I used to have, and my Start menu is mostly empty.
Chez

A system restore *might* work.
Frazzled_Barbie

Win32/Kryptik.FM is a suspicious program that may do harm on your computer without your notice. Win32/Kryptik.FMís newest variants include Win32.Kryptic.XGI and Win32.Kryptic.XGM. Trojan.Win32.Kryptik.laq(v), etc. Win32/Kryptik.FM has the capability to record and send computer users confidential information, for instance, credit card, login numbers, etc to a remote hacker. Win32/Kryptik.FM will usually perform bad activities on your computer background for it does not want to let you know that your privacy has been violated. This attack could pose a serious security threat, itís advisable to take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Win32/Kryptik.FM properties:

1. Win32/Kryptik.FM Changes browser settings
2. Win32/Kryptik.FM Shows commercial adverts
3. Win32/Kryptik.FM Connects itself to the internet
4. Win32/Kryptik.FM Stays resident in background

I found the above info on the net - a system restore back to a suitable point should help.
crofter

Re: Very odd

Next thing I've got AVG telling me I have a trojan! It asked if I wanted to quarantine it, which seemed like a good idea. So I said yes and it said the threat was now controlled.

Then everything went black!


It might not actually have been avg asking if you wanted to quarantine it... I have seen a similar message, and do not have avg.
Chez

Mandy, try this:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=149856&highlight=eset
Jamanda

Re: Very odd

Next thing I've got AVG telling me I have a trojan! It asked if I wanted to quarantine it, which seemed like a good idea. So I said yes and it said the threat was now controlled.

Then everything went black!


It might not actually have been avg asking if you wanted to quarantine it... I have seen a similar message, and do not have avg.

I have, and it is there in the AVG virus vaults.
Jamanda

A system restore seems to have put everything back where it was. I'm running AVG again. (The thing is still in there - do I need to do anything about it?) Frazzled_Barbie

Yes I would bin it completely. Jamanda

Yes I would bin it completely.

Is that by clicking "empty vault"?
vegplot

Seriously consider installing and using Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/ Jamanda

Seriously consider installing and using Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Is that instead or as well as AVG? Chez was looking at my work pooter the other day and said one of the reasons it was slow was because I was running two anti-virus things.
Frazzled_Barbie

Yes I would bin it completely.

Is that by clicking "empty vault"?

Yes it is.
Jamanda

Yes I would bin it completely.

Is that by clicking "empty vault"?

Yes it is.

Tis done.
Shane

Seriously consider installing and using Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Is that instead or as well as AVG? Chez was looking at my work pooter the other day and said one of the reasons it was slow was because I was running two anti-virus things. Malwarebytes only runs when you start it up manually - it's not always running in the background. Jamanda

OK, I'll do that then. How often do you run it manually?

Thanks for all the help with this Very Happy
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