Christmas Eve Virus – You have got to be kidding!

So I woke up on Christmas Eve to find my notebook infected by a new virus.  My AVG Anti-Virus said that my qtime.exe was infected and failed to quarantine it, that’s I realized that this was not going to be a quick fix.  AVG was unable to remove the virus.

No problem I'll just try my trusty Malwarebytes program.  It never lets me down.  I started Malwarebytes and before I scanned and I'd decided to update the program.  After the program was updated it wanted to restart and during the restart, AVG said that Malwarebytes contained a virus.  Great, this just gets better and better all the time. The strange thing is I don’t remember doing anything that should have caused me to contract a virus, especially as QuickTime infection. Who says Microsoft is the vulnerable OS when Apple’s QuickTime caused this vulnerability.

So now I close all the programs and shut down the computer.  When it started up I hit F8 and forced the laptop to start in safe mode.  In safe mode I did a system restore.  System restore is located in system tools under accessories in Windows 7.  I picked a date two days ago before the virus had infected me and told it to restore my computer and the windows program to that time, hopefully way before the virus infected my PC.

The last time I want to do is scan my computer to make sure no remnants of the virus exist.  I'll run an AVG scan and Malwarebytes scan, if both of those come back clean and I am set to go and enjoy my Christmas.

Thank you QuickTime virus were taking some of the joy out of my Christmas.

Mark Richmond, MCSE, CSSA

Friday, December 24, 2010 12:43:23

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