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Virus/Trojan Expert advice needed...

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#1 llp


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Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:24 PM

I don't know if anyone can help me, but here it goes... I have tried every virus/trojan scanner I could find and nothing finds it. I'm running Windows XP and SQL Server on my laptop. I have symptoms of a virus/trojan. I seem to have an extra services running (when I go to Admin Tools/Services I see an extra tab below called "Extended" right before the "Standard" tab. Also I found some files (using hijackThis) in the WINDOWS/security/database/ directory. Here's a file list:


Also, when I startup I get a warning using RegRun Run Guard. The warning tells me that two files are dangerous for my computer. The 2 files are:


Sorry for the long message. If anyone can lend their expertise I would be very grateful. Thanks for reading.


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Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:22 PM

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
Zone Alarm: http://www.zonealarm.com/
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Anti-malware freeware

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

Web based online Antivrius and anti-malware scans:

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Start Menu Program Control:

StartUpMonitor: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml


The online scans now scan for all malware, so download, update and run them.

I would also suggest that you download and use the Microsoft Anti-spyware beta.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:31 PM

Your log needs to be posted in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum.


I can move it for you, if you like. But first you should add some of the information that was in your initial post.
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:29 PM

Hi i'm not an Expert and not Claiming to be.
But ...
VolumeControl.exe = BAD!

You also have traces of Alexa
But i would wait till the HJT Team looks into your Log

Also its unknown to me why userinit.exe is shown running on your computer its supposed to do its job and exit but you have it running twice! (Least from my knowledge)

Again i'm no Expert Do not Fix anything on your Own till you have a HJT Expert look at your Log and tell you to do so!
if they don't mention something wrong with VolumeControl.exe Mention it to them!

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