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Malware/trojan: Windows Security Center System Warning--help!


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#1 SpencerS

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:22 AM

Last night I stumbled into a problem that sounds like it's probably a backdoor trojan (based on other posts). Description:

Red pop-up with the title "Windows Security Center system warning"
A red frame inside the pop-up box with the heading "Alert details"; within the frame, "File: avpcc.dll" and "Threat: CoolWebSearch" also appear.
Seems to have disabled task manager; also uses the system tray to alert me that "system is not protected; may be infected!"

I downloaded MalwareBytes and ran a quick scan. Removed all items that were found, but pop-up window still appears and an IE/Firefox browser window opens every few minutes (opens to Google).

Should I download "Combofix" and try to repair with that? I'm basing this on the following posts:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/148186/infected-with-numerous-items-can-only-boot-in-safe-mode/

Still need to download/run DSS tonight--I'm entering this from my work computer and the issue is on my home PC.

Thanks!

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#2 cornzey

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

Don't use ComboFix unless instructed to.

It is a very powerful tool that, if used incorrectly, could ruin your system.

Run another MBAM scan. Does the same trojan appear again?

Let me know what happens,
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