Hallmark Card Virus (Again) and the Evil AntivirusOn.com

Ms. Ducktoes really feels for the readers whose computers have the Hallmark card virus. So many of you are still coming to this blog for a fix. This has been going on for months.

Since so many of you are still getting infected, today I went on-line to do a more research. I was wondering if there were any new variants etc.

What I found troubled me:
This Google search result for

The links lead to a Youtube video which pretends to be a Tutorial but really is an ad for AntispywareOn.com, a rogue anti-virus site that will give you–you guessed it–more spyware and viruses. You can play the video without getting infected but don’t go to AntivirusOn.com. The video’s not much to see; it’s mostly obscured by big letters telling you to go to AntivirusOn.com. Click here to see the video.

Now here’s a video that’s more interesting. The video maker “Video search engine” infects a virtual machine with what you get on AntivirusOn.com and makes a video of the result. And, oh dear, the result looks surprisingly familiar: like another variant of the Windows XP Antivirus 2008/2009!

Ms. Ducktoes wants to stamp her (web) foot, she’s so sick of the Hallmark card virus and the Windows XP Anti-virus!!!

If you have the Hallmark virus, don’t go to AntivirusOn.com and even get more spyware and viruses. I’m sure some of you have already.

If you need to remove the Hallmark Card virus, the Windows Xp Anti-virus 2008/2009 or any other spyware, try this first.

If you already have bad spyware problems and can’t download the anti-spyware abovego here for a fix.

Good luck and as always your comments are most welcome.

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A Hallmark Card for Ms. Ducktoes

Ms. Ducktoes is all aglow because she received a Hallmark Card from a cyber-criminal!! And here it is:

Ms. Ducktoes has an admirer!

Ms. Ducktoes has an admirer!

But unfortunately, I can’t have a relationship with a man who wants to fill my computer up with spyware and viruses. It just won’t work. Tee, hee.

No, really I am excited, my duckies, I’ve been waiting to receive another one of these Hallmark Card e-card virus emails because I want to deliberately infest a computer and see what happens. I want to see what the current version is like.

Now you know what the fraudulent Hallmark card e-mail looks like. And if you get one, don’t you click the link.

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Two Hallmark Card Virus Variations

The Hallmark card virus has gone through many variations. According to this wonderful and informative blog post called “Everyone Loves Me” two of the variations are NuWar and Zapchast. These were created by two separate groups of malware creators. Read the post to find out more. Click here.

The Zapchast variant downloads directly from a link in a bogus e-mail. The e-mail usually tells you a generic someone (friend, family member, old classmate) sent you an e-card. Someone did send you an e-mail, a bad someone, who is not your friend, but your enemy. They do not love you; they want to takeover your computer and make money off you. Fraudulently. Clicking the link downloads and installs a chat application (software) in your computer (much like an Instant Messenger) that can be used to control your computer remotely. So after you download the link someone (bad guy) can come into your computer and control it.

Here are two different methods to fix these viruses:
1. Click here for Method one.

2. If that doesn’t work with the variation you have, try this one:
Click here for Method Number Two. The post talks about Vundo but will work also with the Hallmark card virus.

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Hallmark Card Virus Fix and Removal

Many, many people are coming to this blog site looking for a fix for the Hallmark card virus. So it’s not a hoax!!! (The hoax part is that the virus will wipe out your hard drive. It doesn’t. But it does make a mess.) The e-mails going out purport to be a link to Hallmark card, read more here (see this post), and if you click that link, you’ll get a direct download of a virus.

If you already have the Hallmark Card virus, there is a fix, or several of them. Usually, normal virus software will remove it. Here are some free anti-virus software that will do the trick. Make sure your software is updated first, after you install and before you run the scan. Without virus definitions, it’s impossible to catch anything.

First to get rid of the virus use one on these antivirus software:

AVG 8 Free for Personal Use
Avast!
Dr. Web CureIt

Then use this antispyware:
SuperAntiSpyware


Virus software is not enough. You’ll also need an excellent anti-spyware tool. Call me at 403-483-0105, if you have any questions. (Please, not in the middle of the night in Canada, however!)

Now if your computer is so bad already it won’t allow you to download anything, you’ll need to go into safe mode.
1. Restart your computer and tap the F8 key repeatedly. Soon you’ll get to a screen that has many different options.

2. Pick the one (use your up and down arrows to move) that says Safe Mode with Networking.

3. A long list of drivers will scroll down the screen. Then you’ll be given and option of Yes or No. Pick Yes, you do want to go into Safe Mode.

4. Now open your browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. And type in https://www.ducktoes.com/blog. Find this post Hallmark Card Fix. And click this link to download Malwarebytes Antispyware.

5. Run and update the program. Make sure you update it first. If your computer (actually the virus or malware) won’t let you update it, run it anyway. Do the quick scan first. Remove the malware it finds and restart the computer and then run it again. If you can update it on the second time, update it and run it again, this time do the full scan.

Then go to the top of this blog post and install one of the antiviruses and the SuperAntispyware.

Good luck and let me know what works or doesn’t for you. Also let me know if it’s hard to download the antispyware. How bad is the virus? Click here to comment.

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