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System Takeover

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#1 David O

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

I have a Trojan that has hooked itself in several of my laptops. HP-G71340US, HP-2000-219DX, and Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX. The latter 2 are brand new just out of the box from Best Buy.

All three notebooks are giving the same symptoms:

Slow takeover of services.

Replaces valid drivers.

Resets settings (to weak) on Anti-Virus programs

C:\memtest.exe is corrupt
C:\boot\PCAT\memtest.exe is corrupt

I keep seeing references to files outside my file system, as if some of my folders are being remapped to a network drive.

Eventually, the takeover will happen again and I will have to use the recovery disks.

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#2 jntkwx


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

Hi David O,

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We sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

Do you still need help?

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread for each infected computer HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and please be patient.

Edited by jntkwx, 23 July 2011 - 01:35 PM.



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