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By Daz'n'Ash ·
I have recently scanned my computer for viruses and received a warning of a possible virus DR/HideWindows.A.5

I have searched and come up with no result for this. Is it indeed a virus or just virus like? It doesn't seem to have done any harm, I couldn't begin to guess how it got there. Any ideas?

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by feathersmcgraw In reply to Unknown virus?

Do you use mIRC or some other ICQ client? The HideWindows.A is a trojan script, a malware IRC script.

It's generally an unwanted application that hides the windows (read...hides itself) from letting you see it run. It could hide an ftp window or other mIRC script. It looks like it is apart of another trojan or backdoor that has been loaded on to your box.

this might help for some more information for you to look at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/backdoor.irc.zcrew.html

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

It was a bad mIRC script. Thanks for the help.

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by feathersmcgraw In reply to Unknown virus?

Do you use mIRC or some variant of it for ICQ? The HideWindow.A is a trojan backdoor/malware script that comes through mIRC.

It loads on this as an unwanted application that will hide the window of the script or program of what the other user wants to do (i.e. ftp program or mIRC scripts). It appears you may have something else resident on your box as this is a portion of it.

Check this site out for a little more information. Hope it helps get you all cleared up.

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/backdoor.irc.aladinz.p.html

best regards...

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

It was a bad mIRC script. Thanks for the help.

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by ccthompson In reply to Unknown virus?

I dont know if this is the same virus, but its the closest thing I could find to that name.

http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=972551

I read an article that said it was a hoax, and I read another that said it is a true virus. I "googled" it and found a bunch of articles. Although, I changed the words to hidewindows.A, and left the rest out. I hope this helps you in your search.


Happy hunting!

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

It was a bad mIRC script. Thanks for the help.

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by SECUREIT In reply to Unknown virus?

You can submit a question on the US-Cert site as well
http://www.cert.org/nav/index_red.html

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

It was a bad mIRC script. Thanks for the help.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to Unknown virus?

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