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Remote Access Trojan?

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#1 bcnv


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

All my computers are supposed to have Remote Desktop Service disabled for security reasons, but I recently found nearly daily instances of connections on one of the computers... viewed via Event Viewer -> Applications -> TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager, ID 1155, S-1-5-20.

NONE of my programs use remote access, and I had disabled RDS in MSConfig settings from Day 1 of a Windows 7 reinstall months ago (after a prior keylogging infection). Antivirus/TDSS scans have always been negative, but I know Trojans can easily hide via a rootkit.

Despite my disabling RDS, it appears to have been starting up automatically with every bootup, based on Services.msc, and I can also see RDS running in the Task Manager.

Is this a sure sign of a Trojan installing a backdoor/remote access program? There are zero RDS events on my other computers running similar programs.

Is it possible to diagnose to what IP this connection is going, via Windows... or do I need to record network traffic with software (wireshark)?


Edited by bcnv, 15 January 2013 - 05:25 AM.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Welcome..I think we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.

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