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sirefef.p infection with Win XP


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#1 dnutts

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:29 PM

I have a problem with an employee's computer. I do not know what she was doing or how this happened exactly. I do know that when I was called in to her office she had been deleting junk emails and reading the news on an Indianapolis online newspaper.

The fake security warning was "Security Alert" next line "Windows Explorer"

her computer is/has

Win XP
Malwarebytes(free)
Microsoft Security Essentials.

Actions Taken:
1. ctrl-alt-del to close the message. DID NOT click anywhere on it, but suspect this was not it's first appearance and that it had been clicked on and allowed prior to involving me.
2. MSE castle starts enumerating infections(ended w/6) and turned from green to yellow to red.
3. Chose the option of removing infections and restarted
4. Infections consisted of sirefef/p(4 instances)and patchload.o(two infections)
5. No improvement after restart.
6. Ran malwarebytes with no infection found. MB latest update was early this morning.
7. Checked MSE history and lots of lines with these two, most showing removal, a few disinfections and 2 allowed.
8. Castle turns orange, then red and 2 "potentia" infections

Details:

sirefef.p---c:windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\desktop.ini
patchload---c:windows\system32\wcauclt.exe

Can you help me?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:18 PM

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