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how do i remove Backdoor:Win32/Cycbot.B


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#1 deathlok0000

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:02 PM

MSE found Backdoor:Win32/Cycbot.B on my system and now i cant use the internet. i am connected and i can do a successful ping test but it wont let me access any websites. how do i remove this trojan?

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:36 PM

What is your Operating system??

I should also tell you this about this backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

Edited by boopme, 16 October 2010 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:06 PM

im running win 7 ultimate 64-bit, the computer its on doesn't have that much info on it, but other computers on my network do. it was linked up to a shared drive on my network but all it has were files, my other comps seem fine for now. i am willing to do a new OS install but would like to know the removal techniques.
thanks for the help.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:26 PM

OK, I would run these tools. DrWeb CureIt and MBAM.
This can be a long scan.
NOTE: Sometimes the page loads in Russian.. If so along the top at thr right side you will see a down arrow that says, PYCCKNN.
Click the arrow and select English.


Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
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Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the anti-virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and uncheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:02 PM

ok ill try and run these now thanks, and i speak Russian so if it loads in Russian it wont bother me lol

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

everything worked, thank you so much for the help.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:21 PM

Great!! and no problem with the Russian too.

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:44 AM

I have the same problem. I followed that but now i can't use explorer, firefox or chrome. I am conecting, i can do ping test and messenger works. Could you help me please?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

Welcome to BC avlasor

If you have an issue or problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic. Doing that will help to avoid the confusion that often occurs when trying to help two or more members at the same time in the same thread. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using and the presence of other malware. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:48 PM

I have the same problem. I followed that but now i can't use explorer, firefox or chrome. I am conecting, i can do ping test and messenger works. Could you help me please?


Hi I'm sorry about posting in your topic, but I have this same problem, followed the steps with DrWeb Cureit, found 18 viruses and they are moved to quarante, and then with Malware, found 4 and removed. My miscrosoft security essential isnt picking up anymore threats but I cannot use IE or firefox.

any infor or link to other threads please?

thanks in advance!

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

Welcome to BC Bruce555

Please start your own topic as I advised avlasor for the reasons indicated in my previous reply.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:37 PM

If you don't follow the above guide..you will be reinfected. When that happens...this cybot will change your internet settings to use a PROXY SERVER. you must go to Internet Settings in the control panel and under "Connections" go to LAN settings and uncheck "use Proxy Server".
I also check the "Automatically Detect Settings"

I would then do a system restore point.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:36 PM

deathlok0000 was the original poster and his issue has been resolved.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:54 PM

My computer has the Backdoor:Win32/Cycbot.B trojan.
I tried to follow the steps on the forum "how do i remove Backdoor:win32/Cycbot.B" but when I get to the point where Dr. Web wants to move incurable problems to quarantine the computer seizes and gives a blue screen with white lettering that says: "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." and then goes on to say something about a physical memory dump.
Is there anything that can be done to save out computer or is it trashed?
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:58 PM

Hello OhNoHelp!

Please follow my instructions in Post #9.
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