Posted 14 December 2005 - 02:48 PM
I’m, new here and I need help getting rid of something called BD Blade Runner 0.80a. It is apparently a Trojan horse.
I am running a Dell Inspiron 8200 with Windows XP SP1. I have subscribed to Norton Antivirus, Personal Firewall, and Internet Security services since I bought the computer. A few weeks ago, I began getting a message that Norton had detected and blocked an intrusion attempt by BD Blade Runner 0.80a with a source listed as 127.0.0.1 ( i.e. my own computer) . When I tried to search for the term “Blade”, “Runner”, “Trojan Horse”, or similar terms and combinations, in various search engines (including Yahoo, Google, and Symantec’s own Virus Dictionary” , I get “page cannot be displayed…” and, until recently, the intrusion alert from Norton over and over again. I spent a frustrating couple of days on the phone with Symantec’s help desk (the one apparently in India), checking “hosts” files and deleting Temp files with no success. All they could tell me that whatever BD… was it was resident in my operating system and they kept shuffling me back and forth between their technical support and virus removal groups, trying things they were “sure would solve my problem” I finally gave up on them,
Subsequently, had a friend do a search on BD Blade Runner from his computer since I’m blocked every time I try. That led me to a similar request for help from someone to the Elephant Boy site. I followed all the malware removal instructions that were given by elephant boy, except HijackThis, and they haven’t solved the problem either. I have run the following virus/ spyware scans, using up to date definitions without resolving the problem: “AVG Rescue”, “Trend Micro, System Cleaner”, “Spybot, Search and Destroy” “Norton Anti Virus” “lavasoft Ad Aware”, “PC Tools, Spyware Doctor”. In all cases “No viruses found”.
I still can’t search for the terms “blade” “runner” etc, although I no longer get the Norton Intrusion Alert when I do so. Also was unable to go to the Symantec help page that described “ports”. So something is still here in my computer. Given Elephant boy’s warning, I don’t feel confident enough in my tech skills to go to HijackThis without first asking for help in this forum.
Can anyone please tell me what is going on with this BD Blade Runner and how I can get it off my system?
Thanks for any help you can give me.