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Trojan Aec Dialer


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#1 jim4413

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:17 PM

I got a message last night (via Norton, ) to say that it had detected a Trojan AEC Dialer and could not remove it. I did a scan with Spybot, Ad-Aware and a then full scan with Norton itself. All three said there were no problems. Out of interest I downloaded a trial version of Xoftspy SE which tells me there is this, that and the next thing including a Trojan but that I now need to register the software and pay for it, in order remove the beasties. The computer is ticking over nicely and showing no ill effects. I was advised to download Superantispyware and use that to deal with the problem. I downloaded Superantispyware and a scan detected some Tracking Cookies and a few Hotbar/Popup things which I then removed. It did not pick up on the Trojan however. When I ran the scan on XoftspySE trial version again, it says it detected Dialer AEC Trojan x 10, Zango Toolbar X 4 and Hotbar X 9. What I don't follow is why Norton detected it, warned me but did not pick it up again when I did a scan Can anyone advise, please? I am using Windows XP Home Version.

Edited by jim4413, 06 July 2008 - 12:28 PM.


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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:48 PM

Hello jim4413,

I would advise that you followed the steps on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ to make sure your system is clean.
Regards,

Alan.




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