I may or may not have installed a trojan

August 9, 2012 at 16:25:38
Specs: Windows 7
[I don't know much about computers, but I'll do my best to describe everything.]

About an hour ago, I downloaded a movie I wanted to watch through iLivid. While it was downloading, I looked up whether or not it was safe and discovered that it was a trojan virus, it would let me watch the movie but later become a problem. When I went back, I couldn't stop the operation (clicking the 'x' didn't work, and neither did Ctrl + F4), it finished downloading, and was about halfway through installing when I force-shut down the computer.
So I guess my question is, by doing that, did I stop the program from getting in my computer, and if not, how can I get iLivid out?
(I am currently running a full Microsoft Security Essentials scan & waiting for it to finish.)

Also - right before downloading (i don't know if this made any difference), iLivid gave me the choice to how to download - the "normal" option where they forcibly include the searchqu toolbar and homepage, or the "custom" where you can choose not to have those. I did custom. Will I still get the virus?


Sorry that my post is so long. I don't know which information is important... Anyway, help?


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#1
August 9, 2012 at 17:26:20
"Microsoft Security Essentials"
I shall wait until that is finished, If you want to go offline while I'm helping, let me know please.

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#2
August 9, 2012 at 17:30:22
"forcibly include the searchqu toolbar and homepage"
Have a look in add/remove or do a search on your hard drive for searchqu & let me know what you find.

"Will I still get the virus?"
No idea, we will run tests to check.


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#3
August 10, 2012 at 13:26:03
searchqu is a major pain in the browser, (hook at the very least) I have removed it within safe mode using malwarebytes, if the essentials package misses it.

:: mike


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#4
August 11, 2012 at 10:21:16
The scan finished and it said there were no viruses... however I've heard that you need specialized tests for trojans and they might not show up on the regular ones, is that true?

I do not have the searchqu toolbar, since I chose the custom installation, so I guess that's a good thing at least.


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#5
August 11, 2012 at 14:32:15
"however I've heard that you need specialized tests for trojans and they might not show up on the regular ones, is that true?"
Yes, once you have been conned & let a virus onto your comp.

Malware Prevention
http://www.malwarevault.com/index.html
"There is no magic involved. The majority of malware is installed by the user themselves"

Here is a very good step by step guide for you to check your comp.

http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/m...


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#6
August 12, 2012 at 07:38:50
nice link to malwarevault, haven't seen this one before, alot of good visual help.

:: mike


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