Trojan Worm or Malware?

June 12, 2013 at 12:36:22
Specs: Windows 7
When I boot up the computer a very strange object apears on the screen, It looks like a cross between a leaf and an ameoba with a tail.

Have tried removing using Microsoft Essentials and Defender and nothing is working. The scan never showed up a virus and yet it is present in every single screen including my e mail.

I should mention that I'm using Windows 7 Toshiba, laptop

Read somewhere about malware, leaf virus, any info greatly appreciated, anon


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#1
June 12, 2013 at 16:30:23
The only leaf virus I've heard of attacks trees in the real world,
not computers (not even laptops in the garden).

Not sure why you removed your virus checkers.

What do you mean by "nothing is working"?

You could run this and see if it finds anything:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 12, 2013 at 17:10:55
Restart in Safe Mode with Networking, Then install, update, and run Malwarebytes. Remove all it finds.
If you do not have an antivirus program installed now, install a good one. Microsoft Security Essentials is good as well as Avast Free Version.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 14, 2013 at 10:17:57
Hi,

Thanks for your reply, although the link you provided is bonified, I would urge other users not to use this one as it has connections to the Babylon Toolbar Translation Tool, which can really mess up your computer.

Never removed my virus checker, which was McAfee, it just expired, I useAVG free, which is excellent on the whole.

Trying to find that link re the virus, so can re post.


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#4
June 14, 2013 at 10:23:09
Many thanks, have done what you suggested, however it has not removed the object and
am totally intriuged, as to what it may be, am starting to suspect that someone may have tampered with the computer and inserted a flash drive or memory stick with this image into the screen saver, but so far can find no evidence of this.


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#5
June 14, 2013 at 12:51:09
"I would urge other users not to use this one as it has connections to the Babylon Toolbar Translation Tool"
Do you mean the link to MalwareBytes via filehippo?
If so I'm mighty surprised. Filehippo is a website more than one of us deliberately use because it has proved clear of such things. We are all very careful about what we link to.

What I'm wondering is whether you already have a toolbar (or toolbars) on board and that is what is being reported. Go here, download the file and run the Scan:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
That will tell you what toolbars exists (under various headings). Use the Delete button to get shot of all of them. Like MalwareBytes it is a good program and does what it says.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
June 14, 2013 at 14:53:59
'Never removed my virus checker, which was McAfee, it just expired,'

I would suggest you use the McAfee removal tool from their website to remove it from your PC...that is probably what is causing some of your problems....

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