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Post by ShadowLance on Mon May 18, 2009 12:22 pm

Going to post a few possible solutions below.

Source: http://www.trap17.com/index.php/how-remove-4-different-msn-messenger-viruss_t20262.html

Ok he is a little guide to removing 4 types of the MSN Messenger virus from you PC.

First of all, cute.pif it sends all people on your buddy list this:
omg this is funny!
*link to download cute.pif from jose.rivera4.home.att.net*

Here is how to remove it...
1. Hit Ctrl,Alt,Delete on the keypad, look for "hotkeysvc." select it and press "End Task" (if it is on there...).
2. Use the Search feature to look for "hotkeysvc.exe". It will be in the %System% directroy, if it is there at all. Delete that file.
3. Go to Start> Run> [type] msconfig
4. Click the tab at the top right hand corner of the program that poped up that says "Startup".
5. Look for "hotkeysvc.exe" or something like that and uncheck the box next to it.

Ok, now to remove the PIC1234(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1).exe...
1. Close MSN (if not already closed)
2. Goto 'Start> Run' [type] "msconfig"
3. Click the tab at the top right hand corner of the window that pop up that says "Startup"
4. Uncheck the box next to "MSN Messenger".
5. Hit Ok, when it asks if you want to restart your computer say "no".
6. Hit Ctr, Alt, Del find "MsgSpread" and click End Task (if the file is there).
7. On the Desktop, open My Documents.
8. Double click "Messenger Service Received Files" if you dont see a folder called that then go to My Computer> C> Program Files> Messenger Service Received Files
9. You should see a file called PIC1234(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1).exe, right click it ONCE and select delete.
10. On the desktop click the "Recycle Bin" and click empty.

Now for Choke.exe...
1. Hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete select Choke.exe press "End Task"
2. Close MSN (if not already closed...)
3. Go to Start> Run> [type] "msconfig"
4. Click the tab at the top right hand corner that says "Startup"
5. Uncheck the box next to "Choke.exe", "ShootPresidentBUSH.exe", or "*The user name here*.exe
6. Use windows search, and look for for "Choke.exe", "ShootPresidentBUSH.exe", or "*The user name here*.exe
7. Right click the file once, and select delete.
8. On the desktop open the "Recyle Bin" and empty the recycle bin.

Now to remove W32.Aplore@mm... (only deactivate actually...)
1. Close MSN (if you haven't already)
2. Go to Start> Run> [type] "msconfig"
3. Click the tab at the top right hand corner that says "Startup"
4. Uncheck the box next to "Explorer"
5. Restart your PC


And if nothing else works, or you are entirely clueless as to how to follow the above steps, you can TRY this at your own risk:

http://www.msnvirusremoval.com/download.php

found it by googling, so it may not be safe.

An e-how post about it, that makes it seem more legitimate to me:
e-how msnvirusremoval

And finally, you can try this program:
http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

Spyboy Search & Destroy is a pretty damn good program, and safe.

And another good one that may help:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Malwarebytes and Spybot are two of the best free tools out there (sometimes better than high priced anti-virus programs).

Good luck!

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Re: MSN Link Virus

Post by Trogers2 on Sun May 24, 2009 2:21 pm

Thanks for writing this up Shadow. This is relevent as some of you do not have any virus protection software. I recommend you download Ant-Malware it is amazing! There are many versions free/not free. The none free ones do have a 30 day trail. So its worth checking them out:

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/

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Re: MSN Link Virus

Post by isador on Sun May 24, 2009 3:15 pm

Excellent job mate, some of us really needed this (not me, i know the difference between a virus link and normal link Razz)

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Re: MSN Link Virus

Post by Kaymien on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:11 pm

If you feel you need protection for your pc and you can't afford to buy software. There are a few tools out there that are good. Avira is great anti-virus software as it blocks everything before infects you. It will even let you know if there is a virus in a webpage you are viewing. For malware and spyware you can go two ways. First Super anti-spyware ( I know it sounds like a virus, but is not) is a great solution. The only problem is you have to manually update it or you can go Ad-ware SE. Which auto updates and great to use. If you want to pay for good anti-virus software I would go with Counterspy's Vipre. Great software totally new engine( not old built on protection like Norton). It will run you about thrity dollars a year, but is well worth it. It doesn't eat system resources so you can scan and even play a 3d game like VTMR or Crysis. It even has counter mesaures for viruses that have got into your registery and built in malware and spyware removal. alien
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Re: MSN Link Virus

Post by Trogers2 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:36 pm

quite a few anti-virus software out there, to be honest mos of which are just copies or pretty weak.

The best anti-virus I have ever seen with over 1million + database of viruses, worms, trojans etc... and daily updates + Bakckground and registory guard is probably Spyware doctor.

If your looking for something free, Spyware Terminator is probably the most powerful thing I've ever seen it's so powerful infact expect it to slow down your PC, but heck it's worth it.

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Re: MSN Link Virus

Post by Aero on Sat May 28, 2011 8:39 am

*Bump*

Some threads are too good to be wasted by being buried under tons of other threads...

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