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I had, then cleaned Trojan.FakeAV, but...

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#1 Michael Grammas

Michael Grammas

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:11 AM

I am running Windows XP, SP3.

Last week, Symantec Endpoint Protection v11 discovered and cleaned Trojan.FakeAV from my computer, but I was still having problems. Any program that I attempted to launch presented me with the Windows pop-up you get when it doesn't know what app to use to open a certain file type (e.g., what program do you want to use to attempt to open file type .PDF). Except this was with .EXE files.

I didn't have any such problems if I signed into the computer with a different ID, so I figured that the profile got hosed. I renamed the old profile and logged in, creating a new one. The next day, I got notified that the following were detected and the offending files either deleted or quarantined:


Everything's been ok, but I'm getting a lot of redirects when on the web. I just ran malwarebytes, which returned just three warning type alerts:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.45

Database version: 3961

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

4/7/2010 10:53:44 AM
mbam-log-2010-04-07 (10-53-44).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 367113
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 51 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: 3
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

What next?

Thank you in advance for this invaluable service.

Mike Grammas

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