Virus Infection

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What you are about to witness is a display of the most infamous and malicious programs on the Web. Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Worms, Keyloggers, Toolbar Hijackers, and other harmful programs are all tracking programs that secretly install onto your computer. Once you’re infected with these malicious programs, your privacy and personal information are at risk! Spyware, as well as other malicious programs, can go from dangerous, stealing your passwords and credit card information, to simply annoying you with their excessive popups. These malicious programs can track your surfing habits, abuse your Internet connection by sending this data to a third party, profile your shopping preferences, hijack your browser, and alter important system files – all without your knowledge or permission. The security and privacy implications of these exploits should not be taken lightly.

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Ever encountered this problem while searching through Google that search result pages redirect to some sort of other advertisement pages? If somebody wants to search something in Google, an advertisement would open up instead of the search results. This is a virus that would redirect all the Google queries to advertisements. sometimes it would open a page loaded with AdSense ads otherwise it would open a fake advertisement page.

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by on June 24th, 2009

Problem: When you click at a drive or folder, it opens in a new window.
Cause: This is either settings issue for explorer or malware/virus attack.
Solution: There are couple of solutions for this problem.

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ahsan computer virusIf your my computer icon has changed to “Ahsan’s Computer” and recycle bin icon to G.W.Bush. That’s the Ahsan’s Computer Virus. All executable files fail to run. It continually checks floppies / floppy disk, You can not install antivirus, Current antivirus gets corrupted and if you type antivirus in internet explorer, it gets closed. You can’t do anything, it irritates you in every 5 seconds. If you will reinstall the operating system and when you will open your hard disk drives, you will get infected again.

No antivirus runs for it, no new installation works. Everything turns to Ahsan’s name and you can not do anything. Computer programs just become a mess. Ahsan’s Computer Virus disables registry editor and disables the Run command. The virus creates a file named “HOMEVIDEO.AVI.EXE” and “CSRSS.EXE” on all the available drives. CSRSS.EXE is basically a worm called AHLEM.A. There has been funny names in the background of this problem as well e.g. ahsan manan khan butta virus, ASHAN & KABIRWALA VIRUS along with ahsan virus or Ahsan Computer Worm etc. Lets get rid of this Ahsan’s Computer Virus.

How to get rid of Ahsan’s Computer Virus

There are many solutions out there. You will have to delete registry keys associated with the name ahsan, delete some hidden files from every hard disk drive of your PC, delete running processes related to Ahsan from task manager being in safe mode. You can do it manually or you can just download some software to do that, which I am going to recommend.

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Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, ( some people write it confickr ) is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system. It propagated through the Internet by exploiting a vulnerability in the network stack of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Beta, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta. The worm has been unusually difficult for network operators and law enforcement to counter because of its combined use of advanced malware techniques.

Conficker is the most widespread computer worm infection since SQL Slammer. The initial rapid spread of the worm has been attributed to the number of Windows PCs (estimated at 30%) which have yet to apply the Microsoft patch for the MS08-067 vulnerability. By January 2009, the estimated number of infected computers ranged from almost 9 million to 15 million. Antivirus software vendor Panda Security reported that of the 2 million computers analyzed through ActiveScan, around 115,000 (6%) were infected with Conficker.

Confickr worm Blocks DNS lookups, does an in-memory patch of DNSAPI.DLL to block lookups of anti-malware related web sites, disables AutoUpdate, Kills anti-malware, scans for and terminates processes with names of anti-malware, patch or diagnostic utilities at one-second intervals and more. Find symptoms of conficker and download confickr scanners (4) as well as removal tools (11 tools).

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usb-safe

Most virus infection comes while using USB with computer. USB device is used to carry data through PC and office or from market to PC. Public places where we can use computers such as internet clubs, offices, markets where there is local network area is enabled are considered to have potential virus carriers where USB/Flash drive can easily get infected and later on can cause data loss/virus/malware/adware infection in your home PC. Be careful enough while using USB drive while outside to avoid virus infection. There is a way to be safe from even infected USB while using it.

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