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Infected with Security Tool, a.exe

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#1 ctothepac


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:21 PM

Hello all!

My computer is infected with Security Tool. When Security Tool is running, I don't have access to the desktop or the task manager. After a restart, I was able to shut it down with Task Manager before it loaded, and still have use of my desktop and the internet. However, it is still on my computer.

Task Manager shows that a.exe is running, and continues running after ending the process.
Both a.exe and b.exe are in my C:\Documents and Settings\[my username]\Local Settings\Temp folder, although b.exe does not appear to be running.

Malwarebytes does not work, even after renaming mbam-setup.exe.
DDS.scr does not work. RootRepeal does not work, and I am unable to rename it.
All three, on first attempt, ran for a few seconds and shut down. On further attempts they would not run at all.

Firefox works fine but there are occasional popups for both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Symantec auto-protect indicated Trojan.Pidief.F infection, filename beenLatin[1].pdf.

What can I do now?

Thank you for your help!


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#2 JForester


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:48 PM

It sounds like I'm having almost the identical problem you are.

DDS doesn't scan, Malwarebyte will not load properly, etc.

The only thing I've been able to do to keep my PC limping along and half way useful, is every other day or so, I will right click on My Computer and turn off System Restore and then reboot into Safe Mode with Networking. I'll start up my Zonealarm, update my virus definitions and then do a full, deep scan. If I haven't done this in a day or two, it will generally find something. I will delete whatever it finds, reboot into normal mode and restore System Restore. Once I've done that I'm good for a while, but Security Tool will creep back in again.

I'm only suggesting because it's keeping me alive while I work with someone here for a permanent solution. Maybe you can do something similar?

-- Jeff Forester --

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