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"Digital Security" Trojan Horse -- how do I get rid of it?


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#1 The Modesto Kid

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:58 AM

A program called "Digital Security" has installed itself. How do I kill it? I'm running Windows 7 and MacAfee anti-virus on a wireless network. The program does the following:
* When I log in, it puts porn image icons on my desktop
* It displays a fake "Windows Security Center" dialog
* It puts up messages warning that there is a security problem on the computer. If I click on the message, I get prompted to uninstall MacAfee.

MacAfee knows something is wrong -- it keeps telling me it's removing unwanted programs and blocking registry mods; but it does not seem to be helping.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:19 AM

I ran Malwarbytes' anti-malware scan and it removed several infected objects. That seems to have gotten rid of the porn icons; but I still am getting the fake "Windows Security Center" dialog and the security warnings.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:55 AM

Deleted the trojan's key from HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run and that seems to have taken care of the problem.




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