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Old 10-February-2004, 12:04
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My virus checker AVG is alerting me to a virus called Clicker.B The scan result just says it is on my hard drive, with no removal instructions. I did a net search for info about this virus without success. Has anyone heard of it?
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Old 10-February-2004, 12:34
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Clicker is a trojan that runs in memory and tries to connect to certain websites in order to increase the revenue earned by these sites for displaying ads.

It's sets a registry key in order for it to run on each system boot up, usually located at
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \smsys

What operating system are you running?
Do you have a fiewall on the infected system?
What does the taskmanager show running under processes?

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Old 11-February-2004, 11:05
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Sorry for delay replying Onslo.

I have XP Home, Zone Alarm firewall.

I have run programs HijackThis and Trojan Remover which say the system is clean, Yet virus checker keeps finding it. I think the log specifies the infection (Clicker.b) is in CRecyclers but I cannot find this directory!

I cannot see anything suspicious running in Taskmanager but then I am no great expert, but will have to come back with list of running processes (quite a lot).

Thanks, Beebe
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Old 11-February-2004, 11:08
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I think that's to do with system restore,. perhaps ?

http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/sfc_dis1.shtml

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Old 11-February-2004, 12:01
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Recycler is the NTFS version of Recycled, which is basically the recycle bin

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Old 11-February-2004, 13:03
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Sorted - emptied recycle bin!

Many thanks guys,
Beebe
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