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Registry altered when malware was removed

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#1 Eric Ladd

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:25 AM

While browsing I picked up a bug of some kind that was redirecting my browser and launching "Security Console" when I tried to run my other scanning software. I used the Windows Task Manager to identify a file called vz.exe that was being launched and shut down that process. Stopping that process would close the "Security Console" so I was certain that was my culprit. I located and deleted the vz.exe file from my system, but now whenever I try to launch an executable I get thrown to the "Open With" window. I looked in my registry and my HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command is set to : "%1" %* as I think it should be, but my HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\.exe is set to: sezfile

I changed the HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\.exe entry to read exefile and I can launch programs now, but I am worried something else is lurking on the system. Can someone advise me on scanning my computer to ensure it is healthy? I would like to provide a professional the information to give me some advice.

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#2 trebormuhaha


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:37 AM

this lists the changes that are made with that file assuming it is the same file


and has a very low security level

pay load

Downloads/requests other files from Internet.

so any one guess as to what it may have downloaded

i would start with running trendmicro housecall on your pc while you wait for some one more in the know
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