qoobox virus?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Casie, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Casie

    Casie New Member

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    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? :eek:
     
  2. Kornowski

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    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.
     
  3. Casie

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    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!
     
  4. Kornowski

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    Could be from any where really... I'd give AVG a try and see if it helps stop them in the future.
     
  5. Casie

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    Will do! Thanks! ;)
     
  6. netrick

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    Couldn't find anything on a Qoobox virus, but there is a Qoobox that is apparently a part of ComboFix anti spyware.
    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.
     
  7. Casie

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    Yes I do have combofix. That must be it. Thanks for finding that out. I looked and couldn't find anything.
     
  8. netrick

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  9. Respital

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    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
     
  10. Casie

    Casie New Member

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    Okay things look good now!
     
  11. netrick

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    Happy to hear you got it sorted out. Did you end up deleting Combofix?
     
  12. Casie

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    Yes i did. I seen it and thought "duh!" lol must be a blonde thing.
     
  13. Machin3

    Machin3 New Member

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    whats qoobox?
     
  14. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    It's where ComboFix stores the viruses, like a virus vault i believe. ;)
     

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