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hidden trojan ??

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#1 tmark87


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:00 PM

I made the mistake of lending my girlfriend my laptop for a few hours to do some research work for her uni work, to this day i have never had a problem with virus' or any form of mal/spyware as i keep all my anti virus software up to date and have a good general awareness if i suspect something to avoid it completely, and run scans on a regular basis, but after she used it i had four Trojan Horses.

I run AVG free, Ad-aware and also have malaware-bites.

I run windows vista 32bit on a Toshiba Equium p300-190, Intel Core 2Duo, 3,00 GB Ram, using a wireless connection.

Originally identifying the problem i put the laptop in safe mode and after scanning the laptop all 3 programs stated all infections were removed, but this is where the problem still lies. The original location of the said infection had managed to embed its self in the windows operating system named "svchost.exe", within the "system 32" sub-folder, i know this usually runs the .DLL files for the operating system as it enables Windows to not have as many executable's running in the background, but it seems that the virus is running through it as well. Even locating the process' using the task manager i cannot identify the main problem to find its location and possibly delete it then on.

My dad had a similar problem and used the program combofix but as is stated i am not a professional so am not going to use unless stated to.
The laptop still performs but as expected at a slower rate any help would be much appreciated .

Thank you

Edited by Pandy, 30 August 2010 - 03:39 PM.
Moved from Malware Removal logs as no logs are posted and the prep guide not followed ~Pandy

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:39 PM


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:30 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic345368.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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