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Limited access to drive C + Win32.Sality

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#1 maker2807


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:14 AM

I am new to this forum so hello to everyone. I have the following problem:

Yesterday, my AV (Eset NOD 32) detected Win32.Sality NAM on my computer - it was infecting all .exe files.

I immediately rebooted in safe mode and downloaded some removal tools (stinger, rmslt from AVG, MBAM, SalityKiller) and ran them. Than I ran full NOD32 scan. Now tools tell that the computer is clean and everything seems fine except one thing.

Suddenly, I am unable to edit or create any file on drive C without administrator rights. I just have one account on my computer and it has administrator rights and I have UAC turned off.

Here is the example of the problem: I double-click on Word icon, then I open a document stored in C and it opens as read only (although in file permissions read-only is disabled). Or when I open notepad, create a new .txt and try to save it to C I get message like A required privilege is not held by the client. However, when I run notepad/Word as an administrator everything works.

I checked the drive permission and (compared to drive d) found nothing unusual. On google I found something about taking ownership but some people wrote it might damage the system if used incorrectly so I did not try it.

Can it be because of virus? Is my computer still infected? What should I do?
My OS: Fully updated Win7 x64 Ultimate.

Thank you very much for reply.

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#2 coles1mom


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:12 PM

Hi marker2807,

You need to read this http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2009/02/virut-and-other-file-infectors-throwing.html

If it is indeed sality there is no way to clean it. Scan with Malwarebytes to start. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial

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