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Key.exe in WINDOWS/Temp Folder


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#1 Daniel11

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:03 AM

Key.exe in WINDOWS\Temp Folder keeps recreating itself at windows logon. My Symantec Endpoint AV keeps on delteing it. I don't know what to do to get rid of it once and for all.

Edited by Daniel11, 26 July 2009 - 08:47 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:39 AM

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:48 AM

Please Help!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:06 AM

Someone reply so that I can get help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:19 AM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.39) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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 updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick 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 and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. 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 after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:52 AM

I had actually run MBAM a couple of hours ago and Symantec already put Key.exe in its qurantine since login. As far as I remember there was a system32 that MBAM got and two other things. I am scanning again however as per your instructions.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

As I suspected nothing was found in the MBAM scan i did right now. I did however manage to find the three items that were found last time, in MBAM's Quarantine. They are:
C:\WINDOWS\kernel32.exe
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{BBD65837-4E9A-4B50-A275-D91BC7FCB03C}\RP184\A0042481.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32.exe

Edited by Daniel11, 27 July 2009 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

Please post that complete log from MBAM showing those files, even a clean log if that's all you have would give me some clues.

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 and exit MBAM.


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:14 AM

Unfortunately the log was not saved in the Logs tab because I think I had unchecked the option to save logs automatically after scan. :thumbsup: I have rechecked that option again. If the log was saved then I would posted that and not even looked in the Quarantine. :flowers:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:15 AM

I just need to figure out what startup process is placing Key.exe in the Temp folder everytime I login. I have looked multiple times through the startup list in msconfig however I see nothing suspicious loading.

Edited by Daniel11, 27 July 2009 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:31 AM

Symantec Endpoint Protection, developed by Symantec Corporation, is an antivirus and firewall product leveled at centrally managed corporate environments security for servers and workstations.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symantec_Endpoint_Protection

Disable it if you can, reboot and let MBAM run a quick scan and post that log.


This is the third time I have asked for a log, there won't be fourth.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:01 AM

I disabled Symantec Endpoint Protection, rebooted, and did a quick scan with MBAM. The log is:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1689
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

7/27/2009 9:59:24 AM
mbam-log-2009-07-27 (09-59-24).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 50067
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 13 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:10 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1689
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3


This is why logs are essential, your version of MBAM is so old as to be useless.

Please read my directions and install the latest and update it and repeat the scan.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:10 AM

Your MBAM is vey old.. You must do this,

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:23 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2421
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

7/27/2009 10:23:34 AM
mbam-log-2009-07-27 (10-23-34).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 83497
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 16 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)




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