Any experience with malware/virus seth.avazutracking.net?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by mildante, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. mildante

    mildante Limp Gawd

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    Hello, I have got this pop up web page saying I might have won an iphone.. blah, blah, etc. It's in Czech. The address is http://weekly-gadget-winner.net/pro...d=OTc4OWF2|rgid=YXp1MTA5&coun=cz&prod=iphone5
    I have googled "seth.avazutracking.net" and some links say it is a virus but all the sites mentioning how to remove it are highly suspicious so I am not sure what to do. I am running SuperAntispyware and Spybot and trying to clean the system.
    Does any of you have any experience about this trojan? I did not find any discussion about it anywhere.

    Running Win7 Pro 64-bit, Firefox 16.0.2
     
  2. ewb302

    ewb302 Gawd

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    I would recommend:

    1. Install and run ccleaner
    2. Install and run malwarebytes (make sure to update definitions)
    3. Download and run tdsskiller
     
  3. Josephson_Junction

    Josephson_Junction [H]Lite

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    After doing what ewb302 has recommended, you could also use the winhelp2002 hosts file: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

    Also, I could be wrong but I believe the effectiveness of Spybot S&D has dropped dramatically over the last few years, so it may not be worth having it installed.
     
  4. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Spybot S&D just released a new version not long ago.

    They are still updating detections and whatnot as well.

    If for nothing else, I would still use it for the "immunization"
     
  5. mildante

    mildante Limp Gawd

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    Thank you guys, I have done the 3 steps mentioned above and will see if that popup page appears again or not.
     
  6. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Instead of playing with the toys, reinstall windows to be sure your system is clean. Then use web pages only with scripts blocked and don't run programs from unknown sources. Also best to avoid using outlook for anything unless your e-mail provider has a good filtering system in place.

    Following the above guidelines it's very unlikely to be infected again.