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This thing downloaded itself and took over Intenet Explorer. It would always open to their stupid web site, regardless of where I tried to point. Every time I walked into the office, the screen was loaded with porn pictures and a warning was flashing that the machine was infected with a virus that could only be cured by Virusburster. It also disabled my restore. I ran every virus software I had and I bought two others, to no avail. I was able to delete some of the files manually but it still had hold of the machine. Norton could see it but could not delete it. Spybot said it cleaned it but it didn't. Spyhunter said it cleaned it but it didn't.

I have now used F-secure, a free online computer scanner and I have my fingers crossed. It looks like it may have done the job. DON"T CATCH VIRUSBURSTER. :mad1:
 

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Try Adaware and Spybot S&D. Both are free downloads. After downloading and installing you may have to reboot in safe mode and run them to get the spywares out. You can get them from download.com. Try Adaware first.
 

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I have a bench box just for those spooky machines.

I slave the drive in it - run the AV against the slave drive (because it is a slave none of the virus / trojan / malware services startup to hide themselves) and delete all the marked files and folders.

Then I move the drive back into the original box, get a slew of errors (services are looking for their pals) and start a regedit to kill the remaining keys.

But then I am in the business - and it is things like this that keep food on the table, gas in the GoldWing, and left overs for the wife :D
 

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Jan, I got that same 'virus' a couple days ago. I had it a month or so ago, and had a hard time getting rid of it, but I did. This time, everything I tried last time didn't work. I finally used the restore feature for the day before I got hit, and it worked. I don't think it's really a true virus, as I don't think restore would've fixed it, but it sure is persistent. Try going in to safe mode, and maybe your restore feature will work there.

Here is the website I used once before:

http://forums,tomcoyote.org/index.php?showtopic=58238

Do a google search for virus burst, and you will get a ton of sites on how to get rid of it.
Here's one that popped up that shows you how to remove it manually, if you aren't afraid of the registry.

http://www.spywaredb.com/remove-virusburst/

You really have to watch some of the sites that offer a free download of a product; it either doesn't work, or after it scans, you have to buy the product to remove the problem. You can't be sure that it will work.

Good luck with getting rid of it. I'd like to pay the 'owner' of virus burst a personal visit and adjust his kneecaps for his wonderful contribution to society.
 

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Thanks for all of the info on this. I finally got rid of it......I think. It disabled my restore feature. I was able to correct that by destroying all of the previous restore points. Man.....what a job. How can the people who propagate this stuff sleep at night. Why would they want to do this to a total stranger?
 

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Jan Kokochak said:
.... Man.....what a job. How can the people who propagate this stuff sleep at night. Why would they want to do this to a total stranger?
Money?

Is this the deal where they screw up your computer and then offer to sell you the program to fix it (virusburster)? It wouldn't surprise me to find that clueless, gullible people are sending them lots of money to get their computers 'fixed'. :roll:

Do you agree, or is something else going on here?
 

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I'm on a Chevy. Colorado site also and the porno pic. are showing up on that. They take them off as soon as possible but still they are getting on the site.
 

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I'm glad you got things going, however, it's always a pain to see it and deal with it. That's why I'm an advocate of backups to the max. When I install a system, with all programs, I make a backup. Then, on a weekly basis, I do a COMPLETE backup of the entire drive. Multiple backups are better, as you can keep many on file. Either to a DVD Disc or an External Hard drive. It's not 100% foolproof, but, if a problem pops up, you can go back 1 or more weeks and restore to that point at least. Also, make sure you disconnect/power down the External HD unless in the Backup mode. :wink:

Oh, and you'd have to Re-format the drive first tho.......at least, I do.
 

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What are viruses? :lol:

Get a Mac and you don't have to worry about that crap!

I love taking windoze viruses and reverse engineering them. You'd be amazed at how easy it is to code a virus for a windoze system. :roll: Some of them little bastards even have the balls to sign and copyright their work.
 

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azblackbird said:
What are viruses? :lol:

Get a Mac and you don't have to worry about that crap!

I love taking windoze viruses and reverse engineering them. You'd be amazed at how easy it is to code a virus for a windoze system. :roll: Some of them little bastards even have the balls to sign and copyright their work.
Seems like only 3% of the viruses are for Mac computers. About the same percent the Mac has of the computer market?
 

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Tony in AZ said:
Seems like only 3% of the viruses are for Mac computers. About the same percent the Mac has of the computer market?
Nice try Tony... but BEEEP wrong answer. :wink:

As of July 13, 2006 there were ZERO viruses for OS X. Yes, there have been some worms, rootkits and trojans. That is according to Symantec. But all require that someone with Administrator rights enter a password to install them.

Also, according to Symantec's Security Response site, as of today there are 72,986 true viruses for Windows. If 3% were for OS X, that'd mean that there were 2,190 viruses for the Mac instead of zero.

That doesn't mean that someone won't create a real in-wild-virus for OS X some day... but in the mean time, most folks that run anti-virus software on Macs do it for the same reason that Unix/Linux folks run it... because their machines connect to machines running Windows. (Think of it as wearing a condom when "entertaining a lady of the evening". :wink:

According to hitslink.com Mac OS has a 4.09% share... 5.21% if you include the latest "MacIntel" computers which half of a percent off of the Windows 2000 marketshare.

That's just a drop in the bucket compared to Windows XP users but I don't mind that one little bit. It's about the same market share as Nissan. (Heck, I've owned a '97 Nissan truck since '97. Need brakes once, two batteries, two turn signal lamps, two tuneups and regular oil/filter change type stuff in 100,000 miles.) It's also about the same market share as all Dodge + GMC vehicles sold in California so far this year.

I think a fair comparison (though the market share is probably MUCH smaller) would be to equate Windows XP vs OS X market share with HD touring bikes vs GL1800 touring bikes. (How's THAT for keeping it motorcycle related? :lol:)

Like I said though, I don't mind. Better usually costs a bit more and is more exclusive as most folks go for the least expensive.
 

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Jan Kokochak said:
This thing downloaded itself and took over Intenet Explorer. Every time I walked into the office, the screen was loaded with porn pictures
Could you send me that virus please ?? 8)
 

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I believe I read about security flaws in the mac OS X?

I lump all the stuff together. trojans , worms , virus ... they are all trouble to the computer.

I've owned a mac for years. It holds the carpet down in the back bed room.

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Tony in AZ said:
Seems like only 3% of the viruses are for Mac computers. About the same percent the Mac has of the computer market?
Nice try Tony... but BEEEP wrong answer. :wink:

As of July 13, 2006 there were ZERO viruses for OS X. Yes, there have been some worms, rootkits and trojans. That is according to Symantec. But all require that someone with Administrator rights enter a password to install them.

Also, according to Symantec's Security Response site, as of today there are 72,986 true viruses for Windows. If 3% were for OS X, that'd mean that there were 2,190 viruses for the Mac instead of zero.

That doesn't mean that someone won't create a real in-wild-virus for OS X some day... but in the mean time, most folks that run anti-virus software on Macs do it for the same reason that Unix/Linux folks run it... because their machines connect to machines running Windows. (Think of it as wearing a condom when "entertaining a lady of the evening". :wink:

According to hitslink.com Mac OS has a 4.09% share... 5.21% if you include the latest "MacIntel" computers which half of a percent off of the Windows 2000 marketshare.

That's just a drop in the bucket compared to Windows XP users but I don't mind that one little bit. It's about the same market share as Nissan. (Heck, I've owned a '97 Nissan truck since '97. Need brakes once, two batteries, two turn signal lamps, two tuneups and regular oil/filter change type stuff in 100,000 miles.) It's also about the same market share as all Dodge + GMC vehicles sold in California so far this year.

I think a fair comparison (though the market share is probably MUCH smaller) would be to equate Windows XP vs OS X market share with HD touring bikes vs GL1800 touring bikes. (How's THAT for keeping it motorcycle related? :lol:)

Like I said though, I don't mind. Better usually costs a bit more and is more exclusive as most folks go for the least expensive.
 

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Jan Kokochak said:
This thing downloaded itself and took over Intenet Explorer. It would always open to their stupid web site, regardless of where I tried to point. Every time I walked into the office, the screen was loaded with porn pictures and a warning was flashing that the machine was infected with a virus that could only be cured by Virusburster. It also disabled my restore. I ran every virus software I had and I bought two others, to no avail. I was able to delete some of the files manually but it still had hold of the machine. Norton could see it but could not delete it. Spybot said it cleaned it but it didn't. Spyhunter said it cleaned it but it didn't.

I have now used F-secure, a free online computer scanner and I have my fingers crossed. It looks like it may have done the job. DON"T CATCH VIRUSBURSTER. :mad1:
If you have not fixed her yet, go to your Norton Symantec help and support and look at the drop down menu for virus listing. Then look for virusbuster rather than virusbuRster. I did this and they show a trojan horse or downloader and a procedure to remove it. I googled the virusbuRster and it seemed to be one of those stay away deals or make things worse. I might be off base here, but it wouldn't be the first time. Good luck! :?
 
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