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    Default I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Hi
    I was on MSN, and i accepted a file from my friend, not knowing it was a virus, I think it was called Jenifer_lopez or something, then it said Run or close, i clicked run, the computer went weird. I scaned for viruses, it found nothing though. Is that a virus, if so what shall I do?
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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Try a online scan to be sure.
    Panda Active Scan -- here
    Housecall -- here
    Trojan scans here
    Spyware scanhere

    hth
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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Smack said friend upside the head with a tyre iron.

    Then try the online scans.

    Then you may want to use that tyre iron for some self education as to why you should have AV protection and not open arbitrary files.
    Last edited by ninja; 07-03-2005 at 09:11 PM.
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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Try this http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r/FxBropia.exe

    From here

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html

    It might be the Bropia worm, which uses MSN and which also installs PIF files.

    There's a few variants of this worm around tho, so this exe file might not fix it, if it isnt the one u have.

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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Should i reformat, or will online scans get rid of it for sure?

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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    If u can remove it there's no need to format. Try that fixtool I posted.

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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Ok, but the pages wont load

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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    Get the top file then thats the exe file. Click on it it'll download. Can u still download??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales
    Get the top file then thats the exe file. Click on it it'll download. Can u still download??
    It dosnt work either, i tried in both mozilla ff and IE

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    Default Re: I just got i virus, i think it is .pif.

    this maybe the one you have, information here
    look for not so pleasant files on your pc if I remember correctly it seeds them everywhere
    the file you received was most likly this one "jenifer_lopez.jpg.scr" It is listed on that site, it is not a screen saver as the last extension implies, the give away for me would have been the double extension, my suggestion "enable veiwing of extensions" !!!!!

    be diplomatic and first inform your (ex ) friend of the file he set you had a payload but then again you could take advice given earlier by ninja (my choice)

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    just read follow up posts that were posted while I was writing this
    online scans dont, work try downloading A2 or stinger they are both trojan killers
    Last edited by beama; 07-03-2005 at 09:35 PM.
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