ComputerForum.com ComputerForum.com  

Go Back   Computer Forum > Computer Software > Computer Security

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-21-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
Kilobyte Member
 
Casie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Age: 32
Posts: 215
Question qoobox virus?

I just don't know what to do. I have had my computer for about 2 yrs with no virus's. Recently my little bro moved in with me and now I keep getting virus's. Anybody know where I would have acquired a QOOBOX virus?
I don't know what I can do to protect my computer. Any suggestions? Is ther anyway that I can block certain risky sites?
Casie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-21-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
VIP Member
 
Kornowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Liverpool, UK
Age: 24
Posts: 17,014
Default

How old is your little brother? He may be looking at certain "risky sites"... Boys, Eh.

I've get AVG it's a good, free, anti-virus program. Run a scan, it should remove the virus' you have. It'll also stop your computer getting 'em in the future.
__________________
Cooler Master HAF 922
Intel Core i5-2500k @ 4.4Ghz
ASUS P8P67 PRO
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X DDR3
GTX560Ti 2GB & 8800GTS 512MB
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB WD Caviar
Corsair 650TX
2 x Acer 24"


DH Biking - Because Golf and Football only require one ball.

www.danielpiercy-media.co.uk
Kornowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
Kilobyte Member
 
Casie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Age: 32
Posts: 215
Default

He is 21. I don't think he is going to those sites. He does a lot of myspacing. So do I. I've been running Avast but I am not satisfied at all. I ran it earlier and deleted the virus. I was hoping someone might know the origin of that type of virus. Thanks!
__________________
I BELiEVE THAT EVERYTHiNG HAPPENS F0R A REAS0N. PE0PLE CHANGE S0 THAT Y0U CAN LEARN T0 LET G0. THiNGS GO WR0NG S0 THAT Y0U APPRECiATE THEM WHEN THEY ARE RiGHT, Y0U BELiEVE LiES S0 Y0U EVENTUALLY LEARN T0 TRUST N0 0NE BUT Y0URSELF. AND S0METiMES G00D THiNGS FALL APART S0 BETTER THiNGS CAN FALL T0GETHER.
-MARiLYN M0NR0E
Casie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
VIP Member
 
Kornowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Liverpool, UK
Age: 24
Posts: 17,014
Default

Could be from any where really... I'd give AVG a try and see if it helps stop them in the future.
__________________
Cooler Master HAF 922
Intel Core i5-2500k @ 4.4Ghz
ASUS P8P67 PRO
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X DDR3
GTX560Ti 2GB & 8800GTS 512MB
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB WD Caviar
Corsair 650TX
2 x Acer 24"


DH Biking - Because Golf and Football only require one ball.

www.danielpiercy-media.co.uk
Kornowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #5
Kilobyte Member
 
Casie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Age: 32
Posts: 215
Default

Will do! Thanks!
__________________
I BELiEVE THAT EVERYTHiNG HAPPENS F0R A REAS0N. PE0PLE CHANGE S0 THAT Y0U CAN LEARN T0 LET G0. THiNGS GO WR0NG S0 THAT Y0U APPRECiATE THEM WHEN THEY ARE RiGHT, Y0U BELiEVE LiES S0 Y0U EVENTUALLY LEARN T0 TRUST N0 0NE BUT Y0URSELF. AND S0METiMES G00D THiNGS FALL APART S0 BETTER THiNGS CAN FALL T0GETHER.
-MARiLYN M0NR0E
Casie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 05:45 PM   #6
Byte Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 137
Default

Couldn't find anything on a Qoobox virus, but there is a Qoobox that is apparently a part of ComboFix anti spyware.
Quote:
Qoobox is a folder created by Combofix to quarantine any infected files.
From this link: http://forum.tweaks.com/forum/FindPost208926.aspx

Do you have Combofix installed? If so, Combofix looks to be some heavy duty anti-spyware made for specialists to diagnose. If this is what you have, then maybe Avast just doesn't like it and reports it as a virus.
__________________
AMD Phenom II 945 Deneb 95W
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
Kingston Hyper X 1600 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Sapphire Vapor X 5770
CORSAIR 520HX PSU
netrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 05:53 PM   #7
Kilobyte Member
 
Casie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Age: 32
Posts: 215
Default

Yes I do have combofix. That must be it. Thanks for finding that out. I looked and couldn't find anything.
__________________
I BELiEVE THAT EVERYTHiNG HAPPENS F0R A REAS0N. PE0PLE CHANGE S0 THAT Y0U CAN LEARN T0 LET G0. THiNGS GO WR0NG S0 THAT Y0U APPRECiATE THEM WHEN THEY ARE RiGHT, Y0U BELiEVE LiES S0 Y0U EVENTUALLY LEARN T0 TRUST N0 0NE BUT Y0URSELF. AND S0METiMES G00D THiNGS FALL APART S0 BETTER THiNGS CAN FALL T0GETHER.
-MARiLYN M0NR0E
Casie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
Byte Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 137
Default

If you want to uninstall Combofix, here is a link I found for instructions.
http://www.myantispyware.com/2008/03...tall-combofix/
I am not familiar with Combofix, so you may want to get a second opinion on this before doing anything. Good luck.
__________________
AMD Phenom II 945 Deneb 95W
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
Kingston Hyper X 1600 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Sapphire Vapor X 5770
CORSAIR 520HX PSU
netrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 06:45 PM   #9
Terabyte Member
 
Respital's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 20
Posts: 3,253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Casie View Post
Yes I do have combofix. That must be it. Thanks for finding that out. I looked and couldn't find anything.
Seems as though ComboFix was never uninstalled...

Please uninstall ComboFix by doing the following.

Go to to Start > Run
Type in box

combofix /u

Note: the space between the X and the /u

Press Enter.

This command will:

* Delete the following:

ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
VundoFix backups, if present
The C:\Deckard folder, if present
The C:_OtMoveIt folder, if present
__________________
Winner of Photo Tourney: Twilight
/My Rig:/
/Case :/ Antec Sonata III
/Power Supply :/ Antec Earthquake 500W
/Motherboard :/ Gigabyte P35-DSR3
/Processor :/ Intel E6850@3.4Ghz
/Ram :/ Consair 2x 1 Gb 800mhz
/Video Card :/ Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB
/Monitor:/Samsung T220 w 20 000 : 1 Contrast and 2ms response time
/3DMark06 Score :/ 11730
Respital is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 11:37 PM   #10
Kilobyte Member
 
Casie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Age: 32
Posts: 215
Default

Okay things look good now!
__________________
I BELiEVE THAT EVERYTHiNG HAPPENS F0R A REAS0N. PE0PLE CHANGE S0 THAT Y0U CAN LEARN T0 LET G0. THiNGS GO WR0NG S0 THAT Y0U APPRECiATE THEM WHEN THEY ARE RiGHT, Y0U BELiEVE LiES S0 Y0U EVENTUALLY LEARN T0 TRUST N0 0NE BUT Y0URSELF. AND S0METiMES G00D THiNGS FALL APART S0 BETTER THiNGS CAN FALL T0GETHER.
-MARiLYN M0NR0E
Casie is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP riddled with Trojans :( Hey it's me Computer Security 33 01-06-2009 12:41 AM
Computer restarting..Hijackthis log TucanSpam Computer Security 4 09-17-2006 02:05 AM
Base 64.dll soccerdude Computer Security 3 09-04-2006 04:16 PM
My Computer is also sick! beergoggles Computer Security 12 02-26-2006 10:51 PM
Computer Problems - A joke Darkomen General Computer Chat 31 10-31-2005 07:37 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2002-2014 Computer Forum