Do I want to help a neighbor whose computer was infected with viruses from questionable sources?
Question by Myke46 /

I got roped into helping a neighbor, whom I only know by sight, with an infected PC. I can’t get his system to boot from CD drive and it’s not set up to boot from USB. It will boot into Windows, but will not allow any executables, will not even allow IE to open.

It’s when I looked at the viruses, to try to attack them individually, that I got the jaw-dropper:
W32.Blaster.Worm
email.Worm.Brontok.ok
Backdoor.Win32.Scrab.p(x3)
Trojan Downloader:W32/Bredolab X(x2)
Generic-A.Trojan.Agent(x4)

And here’s the kicker: W32/Child-Porn Proxy p/Server(x7)

The geek in me wants help fixing the machine for knowledge sake, but the human in me is not sure if I should report this and to whom? Is it possible someone else is using his service? Help!

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  • Kjhough1

    Thats the name of the virus… I have the same thing and I swear on my life I not a child pornographer

  • Glistin Host

    I think you should cuz my laptop has the exact same virus and I didn’t go to any basire sites. The virus just pop up as a scam tricking me thinking that my laptop have a virus and I click it by accident. It get worse now as I so stupid to delete the main user account that has virus on my laptop and make a new one.Now the old account pop up again and I can’t log on since the virus or hacker change my password. I really need help and I’m afraid to tell my parents please help!

    • Tina

      Glistin,

      the above question is rather old and you have not receive a response within days. Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer, either. However, if you are still looking for a solution, I recommend you to ask a new question. Your question will be featured on the MakeUseOf frontpage and will receive an answer within hours.

  • Luckyboy_ccc_86

    THE ENIRE PROBLEM CAN BE FIXED BY RETURNING TO FACTORY SETTINGS AND LOSING YOUR FILES.   otherwise, follow my vague steps and grab a fellow techie to help you.

  • Luckyboy_ccc_86

    sorry to scare you, by resetting your hard drive, it will work properly…not needing replacement.  the d drive was unaffected by this virus…   all fixable by software, after manual bug fightin..

  • Luckyboy_ccc_86hackers b gone

    some may be able to pick out the false files immedaitely, others my want to use google on their phone to check the files they arewnt sure about.    do it all in safe mode, until the virus no longer uses your system securty against you…..   and are able to run all programs.   ALL DONE IS SAFE MODE… TREND MICRO’S HIJACK THIS,  REVO UNINSTALLER, AND CODESTUFF STARTER..  Codestuff starter will alow you to immediately kill the program from starting.. and delete it from the registry… those tools and a little google on the subject will help :)    after wards….   IT ISNT POSSIBLE TO REPAIR THE OS C:/ drive and will eventually stop working because it is now turning 20% slower than it was.. and the drive needs to be reimaged…  aka   returned to factory defaults.    following these steps and going in kill bug mode, you will have access to save your files to a CD  and i beleive f12 tapped repeatedly at start up with allow factory default reset.    hope this helps.  i cleaned a pc last night with this bug, and it was tough, until i knew it was made with a file splitting tool   one half of it is in the c drive right out in the open, the other in the memory.   good luck.. it can only be removed on reboot deletion~

    • Tsmv2 0

      Is it possible to remove this virus by just restoring the computer to an earlier date?  I just did this and it seems to be removed.

  • Luckyboy_ccc_86

    its hard to remove and it will hide and corrupt your OS C:/ drive until you fix the registry errors…but we will get to that later. it has to be done using safe mode for all user accounts. by tapping f8 repeatedly from the very start until you get the safe mode option at the top ( in xp of course)       place trend micro’s hijack this, revo uninstaller, and codestuff starter, all on a usb flash drive and only acces them from there.   use those programs to remove all registry edits made form the rogue spyware/trojan and althoguh system restore will seem broken.. do not remove it due to infection.  after cleaning out the rogue files also go to misc tools on hijack this and use ADS spy..  check and remove.   IMPORTANT!!   the process may be labels  (random numbers : random numbers.exe)   the : is actually a space and not a : as it was created with a file splitting tool… prolly by a slick teenager.    use hijack this to delete that file on reboot   it will be c:/random numbers (space NOT : ) rest of the number.exe    it will recognise it and remove the process..   You will then be able to go into folder options and unhide your c drive!    use AVG to clean the rest!   

  • Katie Newborg

    I have the same exact thing

  • Tinawina1217

    Im no pedophile whatsoever and i have a virus as we speak thats coming up with that line, i was trying to watch trueblood online and this is the result :(
    this thread came up as imtrying to find a solution.

  • Anonymous

    I appollogize for taking so long in getting back to all.I want to thank everyone who took time to reply to my question.Mike,your fix did the trick.You guys at MUO are the best!Thanks again.

  • DaTruf

    Do a quick search on W32/Child-Porn Proxy and you’ll see lots of people infected with it, not all of them can be watching child porn or pedophiles. 

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