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    Default Iminent malware

    A friend recently and unwittingly downloaded and installed the iminent toolbar, etc. It has taken over his whole machine. We are in the process of removing it.

    He runs a recent version of the free Zonealarm firewall. It didn't detect iminent at all at the time he opened the installer.

    I am running ZA Extreme 11.0.000.054. Would that have caught it?

    Can Zonealarm not detect malware installers piggybacking on other installers or is iminent different in some way? It doesn't appear in the few malware databases I have checked.

    Anyone have any insight? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Iminent malware

    Follow all steps suggested here:
    Malware Clean-up Guidance

    Then Read this link

    Sticky: xyz was not detected. What I should do?

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    Default Re: Iminent malware

    We are doing, and will do, that. Thanks.

    Anyone know anything more about iminent as it relates to ZoneAlarm?

    Also, in xyz was not detected. What I should do? it is suggested that "if you encounter new non recognized viruses please send it". Just what is it? We know we have something but what exactly are we to zip up and send in? Sorry, it's not clear to me. Perhaps it will become clearer to us as we go through the cleanup process.

    Thanks.


    [Aside: For some reason, my clicking on any of the links in this thread, takes me back to the forum's top page, in FF15 and IE8. This worked fine just a few days ago. And in fact most other links in the forum work just fine.]
    Last edited by Kritiker; March 1st, 2013 at 07:57 AM.

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    Default Re: Iminent malware

    Hi!

    iminent is not malware nor spyware just adware/toolbar. It should be enough to go to add/remove programs and remove it.
    If you think it should be detected then you should write directly to Kaspersky (not here) and ask them to add it (if it is at all applicable).

    Ensure that in ZA all riskware categories are ticked (antivirus advance settings). One category is off by default.

    Please read all message, its clearly described how to send new viruses:

    Finally, if you encounter new non recognized viruses please send it in a password protected zip to newvirus at kaspersky dot com. Subject: virus. Include password in the e-mail. For faster response sign-up to kaspersky viruslab support at: https://my.kaspersky.com/en/support/viruslab and submit the file under the "Send request to Kaspersky Virus Lab" tab.
    If you have difficulties to understand the message above please ask someone near you to help or post your logs at bleepingcomputer.com and get help from volunteers there.

    Thanks,
    Fax
    Last edited by fax; March 1st, 2013 at 08:00 AM.

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    Default Re: Iminent malware

    Thanks for the info fax and GeorgeV. Nice to see you both still so active and helpful here. Regards.

    Kritiker

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    Default Re: Iminent

    Hi, I have down loaded iminent and now I am in serious trouble! To start with any attempt to get on the internet and it redirects to the start,iminent.com site, but this wont load either as 'unable to connect to proxy server' now comes up? Ive tried removing iminent but it says it has to be connected to the internet to remove it, which it wont let me do of course! Ive tried to disable it, but it just ignores my commands to 'disable' ? Is the 'cant connect to proxy server' message coming up as a defense against iminent or is iminent causing the proxy server message? I have only been getting this message since I foolishly down loaded iminent. This is a nasty programme which may not a virus or malware, but its just as bad! I'm borrowing my wifes laptop to write this. Can any one help. My lap is virtually useless in this condition. I am not an IT pro, so instructions will need to fairly basic. Many thanks in hopeful expectation, regards, Steve (teachair)
    Quote Originally Posted by fax View Post
    Hi!

    iminent is not malware nor spyware just adware/toolbar. It should be enough to go to add/remove programs and remove it.
    If you think it should be detected then you should write directly to Kaspersky (not here) and ask them to add it (if it is at all applicable).

    Ensure that in ZA all riskware categories are ticked (antivirus advance settings). One category is off by default.

    Please read all message, its clearly described how to send new viruses:



    If you have difficulties to understand the message above please ask someone near you to help or post your logs at bleepingcomputer.com and get help from volunteers there.

    Thanks,
    Fax

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    Default Re: Iminent malware

    Hi!

    First ensure you are on the latest version of ZA 13.1:
    Looking for the latest version?

    Then follow all the steps as suggested here up to get your logs analysed by expert volunteers at bleepingcomputer.com or spywarehammer:
    Malware Clean-up Guidance

    Next tune up ZA as suggested here:
    xyz was not detected. What I should do?

    Of course, depending on the version of ZA used you may or may not able to follow all the steps above described.
    Last edited by fax; May 21st, 2014 at 04:32 AM.

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