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Tidserv Activity 2 (XP SP3)


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:19 AM

Hi, folks --

Ancient machine (500mHz Dell) running XP SP3. Running regularly-updated Norton NIS.

Norton displaying this message -- "Threat requiring manual removal detected: System infected: Tidserv Activity 2." Presence of virus also very obvious; multiple pop-ups, fake antivirus, etc.

Downloaded and ran Symantec's "FixTDSS.exe", but it did not find the presence of Tidserv.

Yet the obvious presence continued, as did the original Norton message.

Then tried Norton Power Eraser. Listed several "bad" findings, including command and exe. (I stupidly neglected to write the rest down.) Ran its "fix".

Rebooted, and the pop-ups, etc. seem to be gone, but Norton's notification of Tidserv's presence is still there.

Downloaded Norton Bootable Recovery Tool next, but it would not run. Prompts instead for "what program do you want to run this with?" Guessing maybe something got corrupted so that executables aren't running(?)

Figured it's beyond time to ask for help. Any advice on what to do next? Thanks in advance! -- Randy

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

Quick update on my progress / or lack of it, so far. Eventually ran the Doug Knox EXE association fix so got that back, but upon closer inspection found a lot of other dll's not working properly. After the Norton Power Eraser and a few more complete scans w/ Norton Internet Security, all of the popups, etc. are gone, but still running excrutiatingly slowly and several functions not functioning properly. All data is backed up, so at this point will probably reformat the drive and reinstall XP.

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