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#1 bladeoface


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:43 PM

Okay so I was downloading something, and when i saw the file size i didn't think it was safe but i gave it the benefit of the doubt and opened it. The file dissapered and in a couple of minutes my computer started acting weird. First whenever i clicked on a google link it never opened to that link. And then now whenever i open like any process it says "The application or DLL globalroot\systemroot\system32\TDSSxfum.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check against your installation diskette." Now even when i delete the file "TDSSxfum.dll" it keeps coming back and then my anti virus (verizon security suite) says i have to restart but even though i did this it keeps coming back. Also when My anti virus detects it, it says its name is "Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.dbg" and its located "C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSxfum.dll" Please help. Thank you

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#2 boopme


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

Hello,sorry but I have some not so good news in reply to your first post here...

One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.
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