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very tough explorer.exe virus

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#1 wgan


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

running windows xp (32bit + SP#), I was recently struck by virus(s), firstly, it screwed up my top/ip stack, I was able to recover it at some point by running combofix, combofix did a good job and got rid of a zeroaccess rootkit, but ever since the network connection has been running extremely slow, Procexp and TCPview tell me that explorer.exe constantly connects to internet by sending a flood of SYN_SENT to a bunch of seemingly random sites which is not likely a normal behaviour should be done by explorer.exe, the dodgy thing is every time I start windows xp without turning on the modem, the system runs just fine, but after a short while I connected to the internet, explorer.exe started to climb up to 100% cpu use, and when it goes down, that SYN_SENT starting to flood around again, I have run combofix for several times along with bunch of other spyware/trojan cleaners with no luck, I even replaced explorer.exe with a clean one by booting to some rescue disk, that thing however is still running like crazy, it dramatically slows down my network, I did check everything in Procexp and deleted some suspicious looking dlls, it didn't help either, so please, any advice? thanks!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

Since you ran Combofix...

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