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Backdoor.Bifrose on WinXP


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#1 Gray ENG

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:04 PM

My Win 7 box is dual booted as it is an old Dell Inspiron with a maxed out 2gb mem - so XP comes in handy should I want to run something that is RAM intensive like graphic editing stuff. On my XP installation I run Comodo Firewall, Malware Byte, Super Anti Spyware and AVG Free.

On Windows 7, I run an upto date Kaspersky as an all in one solution.

Only Malware Bytes detected I had Backdoor.Bifrose within my System restore folder; I cleaned out the infection with Malware Bytes - run copious scans using all the above scanners and nothing was found again. Paranoia reigning, I then installed and ran Hitbox and this found nothing also.

My Wifes PC is networked to mine and has begun blocking programs at startup saying they are acting suspiciousley. I have ran malware bytes and her own copy of kaspersky on her machine and again nothing has been found, despite this odd behavior.

So I am wondering if the solution is to just reinstall both PCs? My worry with that is I will back up the virus onto my backup media. Much of what I want to back up are pictures, music files (mp3s / wavs), Word and open office documents. I also have on my hard drive installion files for various software - which i now wonder if i should delete also.

Could I use my Wifes built in Vista installation files on her HP partition - or would these be affected too.

Any advice would be welcome, im a bit puzzled and lost at mo!!

Many Thanks
Graham

PS; I have a 3rd pc running ubuntu which i am using now as it is the only one i trust to be clean!

Edited by Gray ENG, 30 November 2010 - 03:03 AM.


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