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New MSCOMM32.exe virus

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#1 fuckusernames


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 03:26 PM

I noticed this today when I went to boot up it said some nonsense about installing some MSCOMM32 settings with a black screen so I used taskmgr to kill it but there was like 5 copies running and when I killed one, it launched another one.

It's hooking explorer.exe and opera.exe (my browser)

The exe is located at C:\Windows\System32\install\MSCOMM32.exe and it's labeled as a operating system file. If I kill all 5 instances at once with Process Explorer and then delete the file, it just comes back.

What do I do? I tried googling for help but I can't find anything on this virus.

EDIT: Found the source. A file XxX.XxX was hooking opera.exe and forcing it to create the file. Booted into safe mode and deleted the Temp folder in AppData/Local. Also remove the entry in MSCONFIG startup then delete C:\Windows\System32\install.

Edited by fuckusernames, 07 August 2010 - 03:38 PM.

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