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Virus removed- Ping.exe running

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#1 TXJeff


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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:16 PM

Howdy. I'm an IT vet of 16 years. And I thought I'd ask for experience with an issue I'm dealing with. I got a malware from the web the other day named XP Security 2012. It was running a 3 character EXE process and Ping.exe and was slowing down my PC. I Googled the malware and found some solutions including Registry cleanup areas and some files to delete, and I ran Malwarebytes software, which cleaned some more items and Spybot, which cleaned a bit more. I repeated both multiple times after rebooting out of Safe Mode. No more are found. But, I noticed that Ping.exe was still a running process sucking up CPU resources. I searched for all Ping.exe files on my C drive. I deleted any that were unnecessary, and renamed the one under System32 to Noping.exe. I then created a text file and named it Ping.exe and put it in the System32 folder to see if it would get launched by the Malware. It seems that ping.exe is no longer showing in my Processes and nothing has popped up. But I consider this a bandaid.

I ran the DDS tool and the first run showed Ping.exe as a running process. I just ran it again and it is not there, since removing EXE and renaming it and putting the text version in place.

Let me know if you want me to put the DDS files here to help better see my system.



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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:08 PM

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