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Antivirus Action just won'tn let go


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#1 mobobom

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:31 AM

I've been working on my computer (windows XP) the last couple days after getting infected with Antivirus Action. I have run the entire removal process posted online. The oinly thing I can't seem to get rid of and free up my permissions is \\.\globalroot\device\svchost.exe\svchost.exe

Wheni run SAS it comes up detected as TrojanDropper.SVCHost-Fake; then when i go to remove it; it shuts SAS down and makes it unresponsive. So after using Inherit.exe to restore SAS; I am back to it being detected but I know for a fact as soon as I go to remove it; it will be wiped again.

I've tried renaming all my spyware programs like spybot, sas(only one able to detect it), malwarebytes, Combofix.

I'm on my way to work so sorry if this is a short notice post.

I've also replaced the hosts file and removed all the registry keys manually and still i'm at this roadblock.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:16 PM

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

TDSSKiller.exe took care of the \\.\globalroot\device\svchost.exe\svchost.exe string. If anyone knows how I can add [solved] to the topic title please let me know.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:19 PM

Glad to hear all's good.
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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