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trojandownloader:Win32/Flexty:A


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#1 hsdpcrepair

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

EDIT:Moved to appropriate forum from WIN7~~boopme

trojandownloader:Win32/Flexty:A

I did not see this Virus listed while searching the forum.

MSE detects this and wants you to download an Offline version of Windows Defender and create a bootable disc via USB stick, CD, or ISO.

Then boot into Offline Windows Defender and scan to remove this threat.

This trojandownloader:Win32/Flexty:A originated from a customer that had the Smitfraud:C Virus on 4/4/2012 which I thought was successfully removed from running the following programs in safemode w/ networking:

ComboFix
MalwareBytes

Once I removed AVG 2012 and installed Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE found this Trojan (trojandownloader:Win32/Flexty:A).

After running the Offline Windows Defender it found the following:

Tojan:DOS/Alureon.I

Windows Defender Offline worked, but there should be an easier way to remove this threat via Malwarebytes and ComboFix.

Just wanted to share this with everyone.

Windows 7 64Bit

Edited by boopme, 05 April 2012 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

Info on Win32/Flexty.A


No security tool will detect and remove all malware infections...that includes both Malwarebytes and ComboFix.

The DOS/Alureon detection is most likely related to a variant of the TDL4 rootkit. In most cases, specialized tools like TDSSKiller or the Backdoor.Tidserv Removal Tool (FixTDSS) are needed to identify and properly remove it.

Glad to know that Offline Windows Defender know detects and removes it too.
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