On Oct 21, 12:31 pm, "Peter Foldes" <ok...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> You are infected with a malware that you picked up because of your browsing habit.
> Here is the removal steps for the Antivirus 2009 malware
> If you have XP Antivirus 2008/09, here are removal steps:
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malw...9.html(earlier versions)
I just managed to acquire Antivirus 2009. The procedure went as
Avast complained about a virus (figaro.sys)
system performed a reboot (I couldn't get down to cmd to abort it)
System came back up with the task bar icon stating system couldn't
connect with network drive
Process "brastk.exe" appeared
\program files\antiviruspro2009 appeared
You could blame my surfing habits, but but I believe it all started
from something that was linked to advertisements, something that even
a legit site might employ. My logs show adod.info (exact url not
copied) was the source of the malware VBS script.
Clearly I'm not a stupid user, and somehow I managed to get infected.
What would be handy is if someone could recommend which MS security
update is needed to avoid the exploit employed by AntiVirusPro2009.
I got infected with an updated copy of Avast, working firewall, and a
recent malware scan.