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Dcomcfg & Dcomcnfg

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#1 johnnypict


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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:59 AM


I had some malware issues and decided to do a little cleaning up.
I've cleared down the prefetch folder.
I decided to check out all processes in task manager.
In my sys 32 folder I have two files, dcomcfg & dcomcnfg. On a web search it looks like these may be trojans.

I have zone alarm and have killed the dcomcfg file.
I cannot delete it from the sys 32 folder.

I cannot see dcomcnfg in zone alarm, and therefore cannot kill it.
I can delete it from the sys 32 folder but it keeps replicating.

What can I do about this situation?

Thanks for any help.


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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:23 PM

dcomcnfg.exe is a Windows system file related to DCOM Configuration Utility which allows you to configure the settings of the DCOM component installed on your computer.

dcomcfg.exe is added by the Troj/Zlob-IK downloader Trojan which is related to Smitfraud (SpyFalcon). Please see the self-help tutorial How to remove SpyFalcon.
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