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Trojan Hexzone

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#1 tbiggs


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:38 PM

Hey Everyone,

I an a little concerned about how I obtained a trojan called Hexzone as I run Norton Internet Security, and have run it for many years. However I noticed some major slowdowns in my system as of the last couple of months and therefore went out and downloaded Ad-aware, HighjackThis, and Malewarebytes. Ad-aware and Malewarebytes detected the hexzone trojan on my computer. I then removed it using these programs. I have run both programs multiple times after removing and it has not shown back up. However, my computer still runs extremely slow, and my CPU usage runs at 60-90% when idol. This cannot be normal! I have had no other symptoms other than a slow running computer. My question is 1) How dangerous is this Trojan to my personal information such as online banking, and identity theft? Should I change passwords on sites I have used lately? and 2) Any suggestions why my computer is still running just as slow after removal. My guess is that it is still not gone even though it is not showing up in my scan logs with Ad-aware, and Malewarebytes. any help is greatly appreciated.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:08 AM


I see that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/239082/cpu-usage-running-60-90-when-idol/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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