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Winmds.exe Virus. Help!


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#1 Kanye

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:23 PM

Hello, my computer has been infected. After some time, I can look into my Task Manager and see numerous winmds.exe files. They each take about 2k - 3k RAM, and they multiply over time, and wastes memory. I've located the file. C:\WINDOWS\system32\winmds.exe. But whenever I delete it, it comes back after I restart my computer. I tried using Killbox but it continues to recreate itself. SpySweeper and a-squared have the latest definitions, but don't catch the virus. COMODO Firewall Pro can't detect it either. I even set my firewall to block the .exe file, yet it bypasses the firewall and continues to run. Can somebody please help me? It lags my system and wastes my memory. My hard drive is very small and my amount of RAM is only 384MB and I only have a 266MHz processor, so I can't do much downloading or installing. I have less than 2GB free space on my hard drive. Someone please help me get rid of this virus for good.

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Edited by Kanye, 18 August 2007 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:10 PM

You have Vundo as well as other malware. Use the Vundofix tool in the link below.
http://www.atribune.org/content/view/24/2/

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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#3 Kanye

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:52 PM

Thank you for the reply. I am doing the Vundo and Super Antispyware things you recommended now. However, the Bit Defender online scan freezes on the link you gave me. I posted my HJT log here.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 05:11 PM

The Vundo search completed and it said no files were found. I'm doing the Super Antispyware procedure in a moment.

Edit: Okay, I did a Super Antispyware scan in Safe Mode and it said nothing was found there either.

Edited by Kanye, 18 August 2007 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2007 - 07:18 PM

Now that you have an open HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum, you shouldn't make any changes to your system.
Doing so, could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:36 PM

To avoid confusing, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

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