My first Trojan

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by pEpz, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. pEpz

    pEpz Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    First time of my life i get infected. Was not too much of a pain in the a but still
    That crap was poping adds every 2min + my comp was way slower

    Anyway i had to disable system restore, reboot in safe mode and run a fix.

    So now I want to know what are the worse virus/worms you guys ever had.
  2. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    i had this one on my old desktop that changed the background, made interactive popups appear every few seconds, disabled the clock, and disabled the start menu. but it wasn't my fault i swearz [​IMG]
  3. Taza

    Taza GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Antivirus 2009. Goddamnit was that annoying.

    I ended up doing a full system wipe.
  4. BiscuitBee

    BiscuitBee Semi-Resident Cookie-Bug

    Jul 30, 2008
    The first virus I ever got was Tai-Pan.438 and .666 (doom version) on my old 486 50Mhz (yeah, 50 MEGA hertz) SX (haha, no co-processor). It infected .exe files and made them larger than what they should be... which was only a minor problem since it was fixed by using F-Prot back in the day.

    In the passed year or two, I have had a couple run-ins with Virtuamonde (or Vundo). Just your run-of-the-mill ad-pop-up trojan virus normally cleaned with the method described by the OP. This can be easily cleaned using current anti-malware products like Malwarebytes.
  5. Egonny

    Egonny GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 23, 2008
    Brussels, Belgium
    Last year, a virus slowed down my pc so that it took 15min to open Internet Explorer (3/4th it didn't even work [​IMG]), 5min for explorer or any other program. Had to reinstall completely.
    I don't know the name of the virus though.
  6. noONE

    noONE ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    May 24, 2007
    Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden.
    Never had any major ones, i keep my PC clean..
    I got this irritating virus once though, which redirected all my traffic thru a slow ass proxy which made all my internet communication very slow.. It was quite hard to remove too, you had to go thru a series of removal sequences, since it would just reinstall itself if you did it wrong or just removed it thru a anti-virus/spyware program (The trojan was a version of Virtumonde)

    You see, that's your problem, you use Internet Explorer.
  7. aphirst

    aphirst "Aren't girls with pee-pees just men?"

    Oct 22, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Fixed. [​IMG]

    To be honest, a Windows setup which is maintained with a little intelligence, and without the more shocking protective software (*cough* McAfee *cough* Norton), can be as secure as most people would need. I only use Linux as I want to be able to trawl the Intertubes without having to be on guard at all. Well, with the exception of the odd rickroll. [​IMG]

    As a result, I've never had a virus. Ever. (I started on Linux before I got Internet access)
  8. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Kiddies, when faced with an unfamilar file type "I'll try opening it anyway and see what happens" is probably not the best approach. Especially if it's an email attachment ending in the extension ".bat". Whoops.

    I was just a kid, I can't remember what it did exactly but it was the only PC in our house so it took my Dad a whole week of bouncing Yahoo searches* and cleanup files around on disk from work to home to fix it. He wasn't pissed at having to clean up the mess or anything, just one of those things that happens when your kids don't know what they're doing. I never did it again though [​IMG]

    (* because Google wasn't popular back then)
  9. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

    Feb 21, 2004
    I downloaded an unsavory file yesterday and didn't bother running/testing it within a virtual machine. I'm on a fresh install now. :/
  10. Egonny

    Egonny GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 23, 2008
    Brussels, Belgium
    I have FireFox installed too, but FireFox didn't even bother starting up -.-
  11. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dunno. Used to have lots of little ones that didn't really do TOO much back when I was a noob. I think one prevented me booting into Windows so I had to reformat, and that was the worst.

    On a side note, I used to go to school with this girl who was kinda simple, and she installed BonziBUDDY on all the schools computers lol. That was in grade 5
  12. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    I use protection. I don't get Trojans.
  13. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    should that not read I've never had a virus. YET!

    yes LINUX is good but even LINUX has Virii too!

    to say that you have not had one EVER does not mean to say you WONT! [​IMG]

    to add .... there's nothing to stop you getting a virus and it jumping ship to a usb stick and infecting a windows machine its shared/used on ...or it even jumping through your network to another machine that's running windows or using your LINUX box as a server!

    Linux versions of antivirus programs are no doubt designed for this purpose in mind [​IMG]
  14. yikkyon

    yikkyon GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    United States
    I had a virus just yesterday.....
    It started with me not being able to write anything to a disk...
    Then it disables my USB DRIVES!!(No Backups for me!)
    After that it did the following in succession:

    1) Changed my computer wallpaper into a pop-up saying that "You Have a Virus! Would you like to scan for free?"
    2) Disabled my Norton 360! (Who Cares?) and my avast! (Oh Shit!)
    3) Made a TON of pop-ups (typical...)
    4) Disabled my internet and STILL a bunch of pop-ups!
    5) Changed my wallpaper again to a picture of the grudge...(it was scary)
    6) Restarted my computer twice!
    7) And proceeded to sound the alarm at max volume! (I had my stereo on)

    I reformatted today! (Didn't get me there)
    And I'm installing windows update as we speak!
  15. sylux92

    sylux92 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 15, 2007
    United States
    The worst I've ever had was something called Getmodule33. It made windows explorer crash, come back, and crash again. It crashed so often that I couldn't even find the file that was infected. Even booting into safe mode didn't help. AVG wouldn't detect it. I finally installed something called Malwarebytes anti-malware, and that solved the problem. I now use Sandboxie to protect my browser when going to unknown pages and downloading things.
  16. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    I had some Vundo based trojan once that refused to be uninstalled, and I ended up doing a system recovery.
  17. SkankyYankee

    SkankyYankee GBAtemp Advanced Skank

    Mar 16, 2008
    United States
    In front of the PC
    I had the annoying burger virus in my BBS/Script kiddie days. changed the resolution at random. not harmful at all
  18. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    Im always super careful when it comes to things, yet i have had one time with some trojan i got. It messed up everything on my laptop, nothing worked, it was slow, safe mode was also giving me prob, i resorted into formatting my HDD. Man i wish i took the name of that trojan before.
  19. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    I always kill 'em manually with HijackThis [​IMG]

    With the worse ones, I just use ComboFix.

    Never had to go into Safe Mode or use a Malware remover [​IMG]
  20. Golfman560


    Dec 29, 2008
    Living with seals
    Heh the worst I've ever had is Virtumonde, which was pretty easy to nuke. However I managed to take along my DVD drivers but that was easy to reinstall. HijackThis is probably the best tool for deleting anything.