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Zipexe_r.exe Trogan? What To Do?

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#1 jazzjon


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:51 AM

Hi. I'm running Win xp sp3. When I try to install an app I own, Now-up-to-date for windows, upon launching setup it unpacks it's files and drops 'zipexe_r.exe' into '...windows' folder and requests firewall registry access which i deny.

Google search shows it is malware but don't know where it's coming from or what to do so I cannot install my app. Computer independent, tried on two comps.

Redownloaded new copy of app and get same.
Ran Prevx online scan and nothing, but then I delete the 'zipexe_r.exe' file before it can execute.

I did run a combofix and have the log, didn't fix it.

Any ideas about this?


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:31 AM

I did run a combofix and have the log, didn't fix it.

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Further, ComboFix logs are not permitted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member.

Get a second opinion. Go to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file(s) and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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