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Combofix infected by WIN32/Sality.AT virus


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#1 adrienc

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

I just downloaded Combofix (January 29th 2013 at 13.30 o'clock West-European time) and Microsoft Security Essentials detected the WIN32/Sality.AT virus inside the downloaded file; see the follwing picture for the MSE warning:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=681F5E0CC962B14A!608&authkey=!f5EYQ7ms3k8%24
I have been using Combofix for many, many years and never experienced this before: HOW is this possible ???? This should NEVER happen !!!!

Edited by adrienc, 29 January 2013 - 07:58 AM.


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#2 Neil1970Poole

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Yes I can confirm that indeed the ComboFix Installer does contain the sality virus within its iexplore.exe file. This needs to be replaced with a clean version of iexplore.exe as soon as possible.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

The download has been pulled since earlier this morning as sUBs investigates the reports. At this time, I unfortunately do not have any other information for anyone.

Stay tuned.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

See here for more information from Grinler: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic483431.html/

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