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Trojan Horse. YAY! I need a walk through.


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#1 Aaront512

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Hello, my name is Aaron. I am new here. I have some computer experience hardware/network related. However Trojan horse removal is relatively new to me. I have removed a few but nothing as exiting as this. 

 

I let a friend borrow one of my computers for 2 months and I had been running it without AVG for years with no problem. However that is a bad idea for people that dont know what they are doing.

 

I have no clue what 'free smiles', 'porn sites', or 'flash game' websites my friend was going to. Chances are that he never deleted the history. 

 

However, this morning when I wokeup out of my computer was coming some sort of fox news broadcast or something. Knowing that I had no such program that would randomly be blaring nonsense like this I smiled at the creativity some looser in his basement had when he created this.

 

First thing I did was check the 'sound mixer' in windows 7 to find like 15 programs all named 'name not available'. 

 

This confirmed my suspicions, a virus. I installed AVG and ran a scan figuring that it would be a quick fix but nope! AVG bailed out on me with a 'Manual remove only". 

 

Im not sure how to post log files on here or list of my services. I will need a bit of a walk-through. 

 

AVG Notice:

 

"Trojan horse Patched_c.MIS, C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Cannot be cleaned
Remove manually"
 
I investigated this file 'services.exe' and it is 321KB as opposed to the usual 253KB on my other win7 machine. Hmmm, sounds 'sketchy'. 
 
FUN! YAY! Well where do we begin? I can post my phone number on here but I dont exactly want generations of prank calls to come. 

Edited by hamluis, 28 February 2013 - 01:21 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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#2 Aaront512

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

Well now, Thanks for replying. I followed the 2nd person's advice and called that hotline. All they did was put a different anti virus on my PC. I was kind of like 'well, the virus cant be that bad'. I decided to test to see if it would affect startup and I restarted my computer. What-do-yeh-know? Good old friend Mr. Blue screen. Im about to just boot off of a live cd and just replace the corrupted file with a new services.exe. Screw logic.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

That is scam and the user who posted it has been banned.

 

Looks like you dont need our help and you are interested in fixing it on your own.

 

good luck


Edited by narenxp, 28 February 2013 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:31 AM

Thanks man, you can close this if you want. (I am new and dont know how to). I just installed windows 8. My first impression is 'eww!'.






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