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TDSS Cripples both Firefox and IE, though everything else worked, and now works fine after removal

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#1 chromebuster


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:55 AM

Hi there folken,
This is probably the worst time in the world to be reporting this, yeah ... right when I get back to school. But anyway, I was sitting at my desktop computer at home, talking to a friend on Skype, and this didn't hit me till the day I was going back to school since everything worked fine. I had clicked on some odd file, thinking that since nothing was found in it, that it was good, and that Eset's realtime module would see it if otherwise necessary. I had closed the file that had appeared fishy to me, but my friend told me that some auto processes caught by Win Patrol were recognizable to him. I still killed the file not realizing what had actually happened. The day afterward, I decided to run a quick scan with MBAM, and see what was really going on, for by then, firefox and IE were configured to use a proxy server, and when my attempts at fixing the issue in firefox yielded no results, I realized that something was definitely wrong. MBAM came up with one instance of trojan.downloader followed by two instances of rootkit.tdss, and all three were removed successfully. I begin to wonder if I caught the darn thing just in the nick of time. I've gotten no strangeness from any of the sites I belong to, everything on that seems to be fine. What do you folks think? You think that when I get back, one more run with MBAM on a full scan, then double checking with TDSS killer will do it? I suppose it doesn't make as much of a difference, because my desktop is clearly an experimental computer, no sensitive information is stored there, passwords are only remembered in firefox, and so on. That computer's going to my friend's house anyway in a few weeks in order to be replaced with A Dell powerEdge T110 server. But I'd still like to get it cleaned off so that I don't have a computer which ends it's life with something nasty running through it. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. I can't send any logs at this time simply due to the fact that I'm current at college 26 miles away, so it's more of an opinion I'm looking for. For my friend wants to put Ubuntu on it anyway. Thanks.


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