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Hi All,

The AVG Free anti-virus program shown:
Virus found SpySheriff   C:\Windows\secure32.html

What to do to get rid of the virus?
Is it dengerous? What can it do in the system?

Operating System: Windows98SE.

Regards,
TW


Re: SpySheriff

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Spy Sheriff is a nasty one.  It downloads other spyware, hijacks web pages,
and is very difficult to get rid of.  My father had an infection, and I had
to rely on some top notch help over at CastleCops.  I couldn't track down
that tutorial, but the following one is very similar.  It is time consuming
process, but the only alternative is to wipe the drive and start with a
clean install.  Good luck:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22402&mode=threaded


--
"Hurricane" Andrew
Milford, DE



Re: SpySheriff


| Hi All,
|
| The AVG Free anti-virus program shown:
| Virus found SpySheriff   C:\Windows\secure32.html
|
| What to do to get rid of the virus?
| Is it dengerous? What can it do in the system?
|
| Operating System: Windows98SE.
|
| Regards,
| TW

It is NOT a virus.  It is non-viral malware.



Two part reply..

Perform Part 1 then perform Part 2.

If the first two parts don't work, perform the alternate section.

It is suggested that you execute each tool in Normal Mode then in Safe Mode.

If you are using any version of Sun Java that is prior to JRE Version 5.0,
then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to JRE/JSE
Version 5.0.  There are vulnerabilities in them and they are actively being
exploited.
This is most likely why you got infected with malware.

Therefore, it is highly suggested that if there are any prior versions of Sun
Java
to Version 5 on the PC that they be removed and Sun Java JRE/JSE Version 5.0
Update 7
be installed ASAP.

Simple check, look under...
C:\Program Files\Java

The only folder under that folder should be the latest version...

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07


http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp



Part 1
-----------

Use noahdfear's SmitFraud, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, et. al., removal tool --
SmitRem.exe
http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/click%20counter/click.php?id=1

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43659.html


Part 2
-----------

Download SmitFraud.exe from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/SmitFraud.exe

Execute;  SmitFraud.exe  { Note: You must accept the default of C:\McAfee }
Choose;   Unzip
Choose;   Close

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go
through your
FireWall to enable WGET.EXE to download the needed McAfee related files.

Execute;  c:\mcafee\clean.bat
{ or Double-click on 'Clean Link' in c:\mcafee }

A final report in HTML format called C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML or
C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML will be generated.  At the end of the scan, it
will be
displayed in your browser (Opera, FireFox or Internet Explorer).  However, if
you are using
WinXP, Win2K or Win2003 your system will be left in a state where you will have
to manually
shutdown/reboot the PC.  On Win9x/ME platforms the report will not be shown in
your bowser
but your PC will automatically be shutdown.  It is suggested that you move the
report out of
c:\mcafee before performing another scan.

It would be best to scan in both Safe Mode and in Normal Mode and save a copy of
the HTML
report for each session.


ALTERNATE:

Part 1
-----------

Secured2K's SpyAxe, PSGuard, Smitfraud, Sinnaka and Alemod removal tool.

http://secured2k.home.comcast.net/tools/AntiPuper.exe

http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=65072


Part 2
-----------

S!ri's SmitfraudFix
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php


Please Copy and Paste the contents of the HTML Log files;
C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML & C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML  in your reply.

* * *  Please report back your results  * * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: SpySheriff

Hi Dave,

Thank you very much for such detailed reply.

First of all I'll be able to try anything tomorrow morning as the earliest.
The infected computer is not mine.

Do I have to download the McAfee anti-virus software to be able to use
the method you've suggested ?

As I said the infected computer uses the Windows98SE.
At the moment I'm working on my computer with WinXP Pro.
After reading your e-mail I checked this computer and in the folder
C:\Program Files\Java\ I have folder: j2re1.4.2_06.
Is it dangerous and should I update it to Version 5?
(by the way - what means the "Update 7" in your mail?)
If so, where to download it from?

Before I got your e-mail I had got a suggestion from the
pl.comp.os.ms-windows.win9x usersgroup.
The advice said that I should:
1. remove the infected file C:\Windows\secure32.html in the Safe Mode.
2. use the Ad-aware se 1.06
3. use the Spybot Search&Destroy
What do you think about it? The author of the suggestion said that
his method was effective.

Regards
TW

Re: SpySheriff


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| Hi Dave,
|
| Thank you very much for such detailed reply.
|
| First of all I'll be able to try anything tomorrow morning as the earliest.
| The infected computer is not mine.
|
| Do I have to download the McAfee anti-virus software to be able to use
| the method you've suggested ?


No.  The utility will auto-download the needed McAfee files for you.


|
| As I said the infected computer uses the Windows98SE.
| At the moment I'm working on my computer with WinXP Pro.
| After reading your e-mail I checked this computer and in the folder
| C:\Program Files\Java\ I have folder: j2re1.4.2_06.
| Is it dangerous and should I update it to Version 5?
| (by the way - what means the "Update 7" in your mail?)
| If so, where to download it from?

This wasn't "mail".  You are confusing a News Group post with email.

You are using Sun Java v4.2 Update 6  which is a vulnerable version.  Go to
Control
panel --> "add/remove programs" and remove it then install the latest Sun Java
which is
JRE/JSE Version 5.0 Update 7.

| Before I got your e-mail I had got a suggestion from the
| pl.comp.os.ms-windows.win9x usersgroup.
| The advice said that I should:
| 1. remove the infected file C:\Windows\secure32.html in the Safe Mode.
| 2. use the Ad-aware se 1.06
| 3. use the Spybot Search&Destroy
| What do you think about it? The author of the suggestion said that
| his method was effective.
|
| Regards
| TW

I think the information is insufficient.  The utilities I posted about are more
more
comprehensive for this malware family.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: SpySheriff

Thanks again.

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OK

Yes, I know. In the meantime I got/sent a lot of e-mails that's why
my mistake. :-)

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Done.
Thanks for draw my attention to it.

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I understand.

Regards
TW

Re: SpySheriff

Hi,
 
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It seems that the above method was sufficient. At least the AVG Free doesn't
show the virus/spy anymore.
However I keep your methods in case of future problems (I hope it won't
happen:-).

Thanks once more.
Regards
TW

Re: SpySheriff



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| It seems that the above method was sufficient. At least the AVG Free doesn't
| show the virus/spy anymore.
| However I keep your methods in case of future problems (I hope it won't
happen:-).
|
| Thanks once more.
| Regards
| TW

Yeah, AVG doesn't detect what it doesn't kknow about.  :-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: SpySheriff

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Not quite.
There were no symptoms of the virus/spy on the computer. It was
the AVG Free which detected the malware.

Regards
TW

Re: SpySheriff



|
| Not quite.
| There were no symptoms of the virus/spy on the computer. It was
| the AVG Free which detected the malware.
|
| Regards
| TW

Let's hope so.  To have SpySheriff means a high possibility of;  ZLob/Puper,
SmitFraud and
FakeAlert Trojans.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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