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Mr Hacker Virus and Skype

edited June 2009 in Troubleshooting
A "friend" of mines PC very kindly sent me a jpg file through the skype messaging service today and stupidly I opened it. This file contained the virus Mr Hacker. The purpose of this note is to warn people. The providers of this virus now have access to my pay pal account and have half hinched £100 from my account before i was able to change my paypal password.

Does anyone know how to remove this virus (AVG is currenlty scanning, it has identified Trojan Horse NaviPromo.AA, but now appears to be stuck tellng me that 1230467 objects have been scanned for the last 1/2 hour. Should I take it to a shop to clean it? Any recommendations?

Comments

  • AVG is worth sticking with, let it run over night with your monitor turned off.
    This might help:
    http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis
  • cheers darren, will stick with AVG, just not sure how to clear Mr Hacker, AVG ran for 16 hours , but for most of that was stuck on 1230467 objects.
  • If any of the free virus checker's don't work, I'd try/buy Kaspersky. Kaspersky research in to new threats is second to none. Before you buy do this, because if a free scan picks up nothing it ain't worth buying it.

    You can do an online scan at http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/virusscanner

    This will detect viruses known or unknown. I've never heard of Mr Hacker, but it may come under a different name. If you're lucky it might be one of the viruses that Kaspersky offers a free removal tool for. These tools can be found at:

    http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/removaltools

    Lastly it seems very strange that your bank details were used that quickly. To be used within one day would point to you either being targeted or it being very new. If I were you I'd do as little online as possible, apart from downloading any security software.
  • edited June 2009
    [cite]Posted By: ColinTat[/cite]If any of the free virus checker's don't work, I'd try/buy Kaspersky. Kaspersky research in to new threats is second to none. Before you buy do this, because if a free scan picks up nothing it ain't worth buying it.

    You can do an online scan athttp://www.kaspersky.co.uk/virusscanner

    This will detect viruses known or unknown. I've never heard of Mr Hacker, but it may come under a different name. If you're lucky it might be one of the viruses that Kaspersky offers a free removal tool for. These tools can be found at:

    http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/removaltools


    Lastly it seems very strange that your bank details were used that quickly. To be used within one day would point to you either being targeted or it being very new. If I were you I'd do as little online as possible, apart from downloading any security software.



    Agreed, I recently moved to Kaspersky from ZoneAlarm and it's the best I have used.
  • [quote][cite]Posted By: ColinTat[/cite]Lastly it seems very strange that your bank details were used that quickly. To be used within one day would point to you either being targeted or it being very new. If I were you I'd do as little online as possible, apart from downloading any security software.[/quote]

    Thanks. It was in fact paypal that they attacked. I use Skype as a business number which automatically tops up from paypal. What they do is transfer money into skype (4 lots of £25) and then call then use skype to release the money by calling numbers, i cannot see which numbers because they have changed my password,.

    I have notified both skype and paypal, paypal have acknowledged, nothing yet from skype.
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