Advanced Mass Sender

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a machine running SBS 2003 and have an issue with getting rid of Advanced Mass Sender.
I previously removed them from the server and all work stations and and seems to be all good.
But now AMS is back again and the AVG internet security has been removed. Not sure if AMS removed AVG. Any tips or hints on how AMS keeps coming back and if it has removed AVG.
Question by:co_ol
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    Expert Comment

    Is it showing up in your Add/Remove programs applet?
    It should reside here: c:\windows\config\MassMailer

    What process did you use to remove it initially?

    Author Comment

    Advanced Mass Sender was showing up in add remove programs and I uninstalled. I scanned the pc for advanced and ams4.3 which was running in the task manager. Killed the process and removed file. There is also a AMS portable version that runs in the task manager. I found multible files in a users roaming profile. I would assume it comes from there. I previously removed all traces out of the profile and the local machine. I did a thorough clean a couple of weeks ago and there was no trace. The blacklsit provider CBL reported no spam for over a week. But it is back again and on the black list. What concerns me most is what happen to AVG Internet Security. It has just vanished. Could AMS have removed AVG?
    There are no files in C:\windows\config
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    Accepted Solution

    If you've got a vulnerability that hasn't been plugged, AMS can keep coming back.  I would change all passwords (admins and users).  Check out the articles written by younghv for malware removal tips.  Also, your CBL listing should have quite a bit of information about AMS.

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