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What is this and is it not good reg.reg1


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#1 tug

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:23 PM

Hi I was going through my "all programs and found this reg entry called reg1.reg (I miss-spelled it in the title) under "files" I did a little googling and came up with it not looking so good, Though my AVG 8.5, spybot, MBAM ect pick up nothing.
I also ran Kasperskys online scanner too and that was clean.

This is a picture of my reg search for the item
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Edited by tug, 09 November 2009 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:49 PM

Hi yes that is a Nasty IRC Bot. I don't really like to post this but it even tho it is removed it may not be gone. So please read this.
Rootkits, backdoor Trojans, Botnets, and IRC Bots are very dangerous because they compromise system integrity by making changes that allow it to by used by the attacker for malicious purposes. Rootkits are used by Trojans to conceal its presence (hide from view) in order to prevent detection of an attacker's software and make removal more difficult. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. They can disable your anti-virus and security tools to prevent detection and removal. Remote attackers use backdoors as a means of accessing and taking control of a computer that bypasses security mechanisms. This type of exploit allows them to steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which is send back to the hacker. To learn more about these types of infections, you can refer to:

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If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised and change each password using a clean computer, not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read:

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Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Some infections are difficult to remove completely because of their morphing characteristics which allows the malware to regenerate itself. Sometimes there is another hidden piece of malware which has not been detected by your security tools that protects malicious files and registry keys (which have been detected) so they cannot be permanently deleted. Disinfection will probably require the use of more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a DDS/HijackThis log for further investigation. Let me know how you wish to proceed.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:16 PM

Hi thanks for replying.

That sounds really bad, I clicked on the file which I probably should not have done and it tried to write things to the reg but said that it couldnt write everything!
I clicked the "edit" to see what the file contained and its huge and looks like its a copy of everything on my computer, the games I have and the basic instruction ie "a left, d right" ect and things like the backgrounds of windows, the blocked sites in my hosts, all the items I have installed and much much more.

Could this be a reg back up at all, it was made on the 9/7/09 and I got Erunt a few weeks before that though that never worked so it is not a back up from there and I cannot remember manually backing the reg up, the only thing I can see that happened on that day too was update for windows defender but that happened hours before the file was made.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:29 PM

It quite possibly could be.. I think UNless you want to do a Format is to post an HJT log and see if it can br cleaned.
If you start mucking around in the registry you may makr it unbootable and then force a reinstall where you can get your valuable files.


You will need to run HJT/DDS.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:32 AM

Thanks for that, I will probably have to do that over the weekend or early next week.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:22 AM

Turns out its a back up of my reg, sorry about that but thank you for your help.

Edited by tug, 15 November 2009 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:37 PM

Thanks for letting us know and that you did not need a format.
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