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Aurora (Nail.exe, related Registry Keys)


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#1 busam1

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:29 AM

How do I stop Aurora reinfection? Aurora (Nail.exe and related Registry Keys) repeatedly infects PC many times daily, even after removal by anti-spyware or direct deletion.

Attempted fixes:

1) Used XoftSpy 4.13 anti-spyware to locate and remove Aurora (Nail.exe and related Registry Keys), but all return.

2) Deleted c:\Windows\Nail.exe, and removed Aurora Registry Keys, but all return.

3) Replaced Nail.exe with dummy text NAIL.exe, but Aurora related Registry Keys return.

PC: Compaq Presario S4300CL, Windows XP Home (Ver 5.1, SrvPk 1)
Internet Connection: Cox broadband cable
Protection: McAfee Personal Firewall Plus (Build 6.6.6144, default settings); McAfee VirusScan (Build 9.1.08, Engine 4.4.00, DAT 4.0.4506)
Frequent Websites: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/default.asp ; http://finance.yahoo.com/ ; http://www.bungie.net/

Any ideas to prevent Aurora reinfection? :thumbsup:

Edited by busam1, 07 June 2005 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 02:15 AM

AURORA (Nail.exe and related registry keys) repeated infection appears to be stopped by Spyware Doctor anti-spyware & its OnGuard real-tile protection.

6/7/05 - Purchased and Downloaded SpyWare Doctor and updated its reference files. Ran Full System Scan which includes deep registry and file system scanning. Located and quarantined over 1694 infections consisting of multiple instances of BearShare, Common Components for VX2, Media Access, NeededWare, WhenU.SaveNow, YourSiteBar, Advertising, Tracking Cookies(s), Common Components for WindUpdates, SurfSideKick, CWS, Bargain Buddy, Instant Access, CWS.Home Search Assistant, and Transponder.Bolger.

After scan, activated SpyWare Doctor's OnGuard feature which provides real-time protection by blocking malicious activity.

Ran 10 subsequent Quick Scans over several days. No infections found. No AURORA has been detected by any subsequent full or quick scans by either SpyWare Doctor or XoftSpy (another downloaded anti-spyware). :thumbsup:

6/10/05 - Ran another Full System Scan of SpyWare Doctor. Located and quarantined only 1 infection - one instance of Bargain Buddy. No AURORA. :flowers:




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