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Trojan Injector.EL

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#1 Derek CA

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:18 PM

NOTE: the trojan name is Trojan Horse Injector.EL not Trojan Injecter.EL

I am running the free version of AVG, and Vista. Everytime I open a webpage AVG warns of a threat, and asks if I would like to remove the threat by "FORCE" which if answered yes could result in system instability or potentially crash. The file that is infected is:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSIVX{random letters here).dll

Currently the problem seems to have been resolved as my system locked up after I walked away from the computer and my screen saver initiated. I had to cold boot the computer, however when the system came back up, it failed to boot. By rolling the system to a backup prior to the infection date using the bootup restore option the problem seems to have gone away. Yet I am not confident.

Could anyone enlighten me on this Trojan as to what it does, and if you know how to assure me that the computer is not infected?

Thank you for your help!!!


Edited by Derek CA, 15 June 2009 - 05:21 PM.

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#2 Derek CA

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:29 PM

Cool Beans...

I Found another posting in the Hijack this Forums by another user that also has gone with free avg as a virus protection solution. user: accordingtothekitty has suggested downloading a trojan remover application on a trial free 30 day trial period. The application link is:


hope this helps for any of you with the same issue.

G/L :thumbsup: :flowers:


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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:02 AM

Hello Derek CA, and :thumbsup: to BleepingComputer!

I will be digging a bit around to see what information I can give you about this specific infection, but in the mean time, I would like you to run a scan for me to see if it finds something.

As for the link you posted in the second post, NEVER pay for removal tools. There is NO infection that can be removed with paid tools, that can't be removed also with the free ones!
Even if this tool works for you, not that a trojan never comes alone. You might have other infections and it would be good to have a further look.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Full Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Edited by elise025, 16 June 2009 - 02:08 AM.

regards, Elise

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