Koobface Got Me!

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

Dear Friend of Justice,

I’m hoping that this post will be read by someone who might help me. If you know a  technie, maybe you could pass this on.

I’m a Facebook newbie and I got infected by the Koobface Trojan, which spreads via Facebook.

I think I’ve cleaned it off my system. But several programs can no longer access the internet, including Internet Explorer and Windows Update. Firefox, forunately, still works. (Opera does not. Neither do my Yahoo widgets.)

Internet Explorer says that my firewall may be blocking access. But when I shut down ZoneAlarm, the problem persists.

The disabling of Windows Update could cause serious problems in the future.

I would appreciate any help anyone can offer.

-Bob