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Cftmon.exe And Spool.exe


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#1 cftmon is bad

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:59 PM

Well, I managed to get a couple of trojans. Over 40 various things, viruses, worms, trojans, etc.


Well, I believe I have removed them all... then only process I haveruning I know is viruses are cftmon.exe and spool.exe

My first question- How do I remove these?
MSDos will not recognise it as a file, it doesnt appear as a file, and the process continually reoccurs.

Second questin- Can these install more and more viruses with them, or any back up programs, if i have these, will anything else appear?



I have used over four programs, AVG 7, spybot, norton, and hi jack this, these wont be removed.

I know spool.exe is bad. locate c:\window\system32\drivers\spool.exe

But as i said, that where the process occurs.

I also have cftmon.exe. The bad version, which i said to be found at application data\cftmon.exe (thre processes running) but isnt doesnt show up. I have reset my computer and its still hidden. I do have view all folder, hidden and system files on, and am on the admin account.

How do I kill these, and why dont they show up?

Oh, and microsoft cardspace wont work, and system restore wont work. i think im screwed.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:25 PM

The microsoft cardspace and system restore services were probably just turned off by the virus but try downloading Avast! Antivirus and running a boot scan. This should remove any viruses before they can hook themselves on system processes.

In answer to your second question. All it takes is one virus and you can end up with 40 in one day.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:37 PM

Please download SDFix by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop.
alternate zipped version
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with SDFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
  • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive.
  • Disconnect from the Internet before running SDFix.
  • Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
  • (this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix).
  • DO NOT use it just yet.
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".

Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
  • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
  • It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
  • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
  • When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
  • Once the desktop icons load, the SDFix report will open on screen and also save a copy into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • Copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable your anti-virus and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
-- If this error message is displayed when running SDFix: "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator. Press any key to continue..."
Please go to Start Menu > Run > and copy/paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\swreg IMPORT %systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\Enable_Command_Prompt.reg
Press Ok and then run SDFix again.

-- If the Command Prompt window flashes on then off again on XP or Win 2000, please go to Start Menu > Run > and copy/paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\FixPath.exe /Q
Reboot and then run SDFix again.

-- If SDFix still does not run, check the %comspec% variable. Right-click My Computer > click Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables and check that the ComSpec variable points to cmd.exe.
%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe

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