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Trojan-psw.online Games Virus


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#1 mettaiyo

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:00 AM

Hello!

I had a Trojan-PSW.OnLine Games virus on my laptop. Eventually, I was able to get rid of it. But effects of the virus are still there. Namely: 1. I'm not able to view "Hidden Files" - Tools>Folder Options>View>Show hidden files and folders doesn't work, and 2. When I click on Local Drive (C:) in My Computer, it gives me "Open With" various applications instead of opening Local Drive (C:).

The Trojan-PSW.OnLine Games virus must have put some code somewhere. I know I could fix these two problems by reformatting Local Drive (C:) and reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition. But, that seems a drastic way to fix the two problems that I have, especially when everything else on my laptop is very good.

Can someone give me some assistance? I appreciate it very much!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:49 AM

Welcome to BC mettaiyo

Download RatsCheddar.zip and save it to your desktop. It is a Policy Controller program written by Rathat to remove certain restrictions on XP systems often disabled by malware.
  • Extract (unzip) the file to the desktop. (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure.)
  • Double-click on RatsCheddar.exe to launch the tool.
  • Select Enable for everything listed, then click Exit.
  • Restart your computer.
Warning: This program was developed for Windows XP ONLY. Do not run this program in any other Operating System.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:32 AM

Thank you Quietman7,

But, the RatsCheddar program didn't solve the two problems I have.

1. I'm not able to view "Hidden Files" - Tools>Folder Options>View>Show hidden files and folders doesn't work, and 2. When I click on Local Drive (C:) in My Computer, it gives me "Open With" various applications instead of opening Local Drive (C:).

Do you have any other ideas?

I see you're in Virginia. Before coming to China, I was in North Carolina.

I'm going to go to sleep now. Check you in the morning!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:44 AM

Maybe you did not completely remove the primary infection.

Trojan-PSW is a password stealing trojan, some variants with backdoor and proxy capabilities. Most of the search hits involving it can be found in China.

Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read the Danger: Remote Access Trojans.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect your computer from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay and forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.

Although the backdoor Trojan has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because the backdoor Trojan has been removed the computer is now secure. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to reformat and reinstall the OS - "When should I re-format?".

While we are always willing to assist with malware removal there is no guarantee of success. For XP users, the easiest thing is to do a System Restore and choose a restore point with a creation date before the date of infection. However, should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy. Let me know how you wish to proceed.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:12 PM

Quietman7,

Is there anything else I can do before reformatting and reinstalling the OS?

Thanks,

Mettaiyo

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:29 PM

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.)

If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.com

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:35 AM

Hello Quietman7,

Here's the link to my post in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal Forum:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/115630/trojan-pswonline-games-virus/

I'm waiting for a reply from one of the people there.

Regards,

Mettaiyo

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 09:45 AM

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, 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.

Thanks for your cooperation and good luck with your log.

Edited by quietman7, 08 November 2007 - 09:46 AM.

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