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Is a Trojan munching on my disk?

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#1 Autumn933


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Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:37 AM


I think there are Trojans operating on my system. I am a Vista user who is constantly struggling with poor performance and tight disc space. Kindly refer to my previous topic about reclaiming some space on my C: drive. (The attachments there have my computer specs and some other necessary information)


During and after posting here I cleaned up my computer and created some disk space. I used the following meathods.

1. Ran DisK clean.
2. Uninstalled programs that I do no use.
3. Removed all but recent restore points.
4. Ran CCleaner and TFC (Thanks Elise)
5. Disabled Hibernation
6. Transferred data files to D: (thanks Artellos)
7. Deleted some backup files from Vista SP 1
8. Deleted all temp files using several meathods including %temp%
9. Even changed registry value for retaining temp files to 0
10. Downloaded MBam, which detected a couple of Trojans and removed them (log attached)
11. Downloaded SuperAntiSpyware and found over 250 adware cookies and deleted them.
12. Downloaded Avast (sadly I do not have the log for the Avast scan :( as I deleted Avast now)
13. I have always had McAfee which runs realtime, its 'detection' log says the following

Detection name : Generic.dx (Trojan), Generic.dx (Trojan), Generic.dx (Trojan)
File: f:\_crack_\keygen.exe (can not be removed)

Symptoms :

1. I have been deleting temps every chance I get. But, in all my excitment when I go back to check if I created any disc space, I notice it has instead been LOST. This is very odd. Sometimes a few other measures of creating space have returned with lost disc space, can not recall which.

2. For the past few months I have been getting 'Internet Explorer has stopped responding' and I have to lose all my browser windows :( This does not happen when I click on a link but usually comes up more like a pop up.

3. McAfee detected the above Trojans and failed to remove them.

I need help with the following :

1. Could it be a Trojan that actually brought me to this edge when I nearly ran out of my disc space?
2. After the deletion of the Trojan found by Mbam, are there any scans you suggest to find more culprits?
3. How to I tackle the trojans McAfee detected and failed to remove?

If anyone has a short while to spare.

Attached is the Mbam log


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Edited by Autumn933, 28 November 2009 - 06:55 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:19 AM

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We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:54 PM

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