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#1 caterbro

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:25 PM

or should that be "Blox0r3d"?

an XP PC infected with spyware and etc, the usual story, with a twist- when a CD with SpyBot and AdAware is loaded, both programs fail to show up. the CD has been verified-the programs are there, but they don't show up on this infected machine.

downloading Spybot or AdAware from the internet leads to a "cannot copy file" error.

has anybody else seen this? is there malware that does this? is there a f1xx0r? ;)

thx,

Carl
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#2 Papakid

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 10:41 AM

Hi Carl,
Is there a fix? Possibly. CWS Smartkiller has been known to do this sort of thing. You can try downloading and running a small removal tool from here:
http://www.safer-networking.org/minifiles.html

If that doesn't work, there could be a new version of Smartkiller out, some other malware blocking installation or something else going on entirely. Let us know.

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:25 PM

caterbro, Please try to keep to one topic when we see 2 of the same topic it gets us a little confused ok! Thanks alot

Brunt

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 01:07 AM

sorry about that- I posted this query to a bunch of sites and groups, maybe i was a tad enthusiasic.:thumbsup:

We ended up re-imaging the drive(after backing up customer's data), but I haven't sen this kind of behavior before; It's a hell of a bug that makes files on a CD "disappear".

way back when the world was young, I knew a trick in DOS that would ignore files on floppys, but i didn'tknow that it existed in XP, let alone in malware...

thanks for your help,

Carl
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