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All system files infected?


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#1 intique

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

I've been using Combofix for years now, and I've never had this before. 
 
Customer brought me a Packard Bell UTOW-ORI with Windows XP Home which wouldn't start - BSOD no matter what startup option you used.
 
I pulled it and put it in my test rig. After rebuilding the boot sector and re-identifying the windows partition, I scanned it with Avast which found "Win32:Hupigon-ONX" in hiberfil.sys, and lots of "password protected archives with the file extension .htm , some with .PIF, .EXE etc.
 
When I put it back into the PB it booted to windows with no visible taskbar... I connected it to the sheepdip network and copied the latest combofix across. Combofix started okay, but for the last ten minutes or so it has been stepping through EVERY system file wih the message "System file is infected !! Attempting to restore" and I mean every one. Every exe in system32. 
 
Is that even possible?
 
(just reached rexec.exe)
 
I'll attach the combofix report once it finishes with the bad news.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, due to ComboFix being run on the machine and a log will be supplied when complete. ~ Animal

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:42 PM

Combofix has reached c:\windows\system32\ws2help.exe and seems to have stopped. The mouse still responds, I can switch numlock and capslock so the keyb isn't locked, but the computer won't respond to ctrl+alt+del.

 

Occasional desultory noise from the HDD but no further progress seems to be being made.

 

Any suggestions?

 

(I've run Combofix hundreds of times in the past few years and I've never seen this before...)



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