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"trojan.agent" In Hosts File

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#1 Tekn0cat


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

Today I ran a Kaspersky scan on one of our laptops and it came up with two "bugs" which I think aren't really viruses since we have VNC installed on this machine. Excerpt from Kaspersky log:

Scan area - Folder:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 74639
Threat name: 2
Infected objects: 2
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 01:37:54

File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe Infected: not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.WinVNC.4110 1
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\wm_hooks.dll Infected: not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.WinVNC.4 1

The selected area was scanned.

Just to be on the safe side, I downloaded MBAM, updated it with the latest database, then ran a scan. Here's the log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.20
Database version: 957
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4:51:58 PM 7/15/2008
mbam-log-7-15-2008 (16-51-50).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 136514
Time elapsed: 25 minute(s), 19 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\hosts (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I then deleted the Trojan.Agent file, rebooted and ran MBAM again. Same thing was found again.

Is this something I should be worried about, or am I just being paranoid? :thumbsup:

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:48 AM


See if this applies in your case?

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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