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Trojan? - srdshd, etc.


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#1 jeiboi

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:34 PM

Hi,

I can't seem to get rid of this virus: srdshd.exe (Trojan?)

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PC background:
1. I don't have any virus scan. I used to have Kaspersky. Then Norton. Now, nothing.


Here are (I think) some possibilities on how I got it:
1. My friend had a USB and we shared some files. The USB apparently has virus. This one (I think). My friend DID confirm that there was a virus when the USB was scanned.
2. I have Limewire. I could've gotten it from another shared file.


What I've done so far?:
1. Tried to use the virus scan I had before (Kaspersky, Norton, etc.) but it didn't work.
2. Read a couple of topics about malware/spyware and found a helpful suggestion in one discussion about ComboFix.

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I would've proceeded on my own but the instructions I read said that I should also seek outside help/post a topic or at least have someone look at the log after ComboFix is done doing its thing. Hence, this post.

Help! I badly need it.

Regards,

User-friendly Jeiboi

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

I can't seem to get rid of this virus: srdshd.exe (Trojan?)

What makes you think you have a virus/Trojan, especially without any AV protection?

That error message does not necessarily mean you are dealing with a malware problem. sshd.exe is related to Cygwin OpenSSH Secure Shell Daemon.

Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.

If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

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