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Pop-up Stating "trojan Horse" (samicro.dll) Will Not Go Away

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#1 timCody


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Posted 09 February 2006 - 04:34 PM

My machine is a mess. It all started with a POP-UP stating that I have a Trojan Horse - file name = samicro.dll .... even after booting, it refuses to go away.

Other symptoms that I can't fix include:

1. When I try to go to Windows Update page (to download Malicious Tool remover), IE just hangs - not responding.

2. When I boot into SAFE mode to try to delete C:\WINDOWS\SAMICRO.DLL - I receive ACCESS DENIED ... even though there are no ATTRIBS protecting it.

3. I ran BITDEFENDER - it identified 131 files that it deleted (infected). It reported that there were some files that it dcouldn't delete .... but I couldn't find them in the log it produced.

Short of reformatting this thing and the painful reinstall process, is there any hope?

Thanks in advance.

Running: Windows XP Pro, SP2 and security updats a/o Nov 2005, Symantec Internet Security.

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#2 timCody

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 05:35 PM

I followed the instructions to run Adware & Spybot ... and Stinger.

I have a HiJackThis.log file as well...

I have posted the contents over in the HiKackThis Log section, as directed in the instructions.

Log file: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43709/trojan-horse-samicrodll-popup-wont-go-away/

Thanks so much !!

Edited by timCody, 09 February 2006 - 07:10 PM.

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