Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:52 PM
When I boot up today, I get a message box in the top left corner of my screen:
"Setting up personalized settings for: C:\windows\system32\install\server.exe Restart"
with nothing else--no taskbar, no icons on the desktop. I go, "OK, I uninstalled Norton 360 last night because my CD key was no longer valid," (after being used on another computer already). "Guess it's just doing it's thing." But minutes go by and my hard drive light isn't flickering, and the fact that "Restart" is capitalized at the end of the quote is suspicious to me, as in virus suspicious. So I get on another computer and google the phrase and find that, indeed, it is a virus/trojan/malware. And that someone posted the *exact* same problem here a month ago, after uninstalling their AV program and all. However, since that someone "discovered a fix for this problem, that works for now," there was never any solution posted.
I just ran Malwarebyres Anti-Malware and the server.exe file listed as a "Backdoor.Bifrose" was quarantined and deleted. I restarted and everything *seems* to be OK (i.e., it booted up normally) but I'm still wary. Am I rid of that crap?