MT4 virus made me lose all the money in my account.

fouclycm

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Hi all! I am writing to warn you about a virus that mined my account in MT4 and left it at zero. He started opening and closing trades without being able to stop them, in a few minutes he made me lose $ 2000. Disconnect my PC and re-open the account in my broker began to do the same until I left without a penny.
When I contacted my boroker they said it was not a problem of their platform, and virus mined MT4 and blew the money from the account. I know of several traders who are going through the same thing, apparently in a virus that is recently doing this damage. Please be very careful with the EAs that discharge, I am not sure what type of EAs are the ones that are contaminated.
 

Pat494

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Thanks for the warning.
Did you purchase a programme or test one to get the virus ?
Which anti virus programme are you running ?
 

hernan5

Newbie
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Virus EA

Lately we are very vulnerable in EA'S. We must be very careful because the viruses are causing damage to the economy of many people
 

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Hoggums

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I think the more likely explanation is the EA you were using had a fault and started opening closing trades. Far more likely to be a programming error than a virus - or it was a deliberate malicious EA that you were running.

You should contact the vendors of the EA you were using and report the fault.

I can't see how a virus could affect a Metatrader platform in this way. unless you loaded a new EA yourself it has no way of it getting onto the platform - metatrader doesn't visit random webpages - it doesn't download any data that doesn't come from the server - so it must be the fault of an EA you were running.
 

fouclycm

Junior member
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Lately we are very vulnerable in EA'S. We must be very careful because the viruses are causing damage to the economy of many people

Yes, unfortunately I did not know this until I lost my money.
 

fouclycm

Junior member
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I think the more likely explanation is the EA you were using had a fault and started opening closing trades. Far more likely to be a programming error than a virus - or it was a deliberate malicious EA that you were running.

You should contact the vendors of the EA you were using and report the fault.

I can't see how a virus could affect a Metatrader platform in this way. unless you loaded a new EA yourself it has no way of it getting onto the platform - metatrader doesn't visit random webpages - it doesn't download any data that doesn't come from the server - so it must be the fault of an EA you were running.

If friend, apparently the DLL was not reliable, I did not know it and I did the EA download.
 

Hoggums

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Ah yes - always beware of an EA with a DLL attached. Code in an EA (the ex4 file) is ringfenced by Metatrader so it can't do much damage to your computer - however if the EA calls code in a DLL then it can do absolutely anything it wants to - such as deleting files, installing a trojan, installing a keylogger, uploading your personal files to a crook etc..

So unless there's a particularly good reason to use an EA with a .DLL file I would avoid it at all costs. You simply don't know what you are running.
 

Pat494

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Strange that you should mention it but my EA seems to have gone beserk. The last 15 trades have all been shorts and all wrong !
On checking the EA's details I see I checked the DLL import and the expert import. I have unchecked both in case they are the cause.
 
 
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