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Trojan.Swifi Detected on my PC

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:06 PM

I have an ASUS 64 bit PC with a Windows 8.1 operating system.  At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening 11/29/2014, my Norton Antivirus detected and subsequently deleted the file vip_117[1].swf (Trojan.Swifi) on my C:\users\knemlick\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\inetcache\low\ie\6za21epy\ subdirectory.  Norton informed me that no additional action is required on my part.


At about 10:30 p.m. on 11/29/2014 and again at 11:55 p.m. on 11/29/2014, my Norton AV detected the presence of the same named malicious file located in a similar named subdirectory (all parts of the subdirectory name are the same as the above except that the "6za21epy" portion has a different sequence of numbers and letters).  Both these times, Norton automatically deleted the files and said that no additional action is required on my part.


I then ran a scan of my PC using Malwarebytes (Free Edition).  This scan found four potentially unwanted (PUP) registry keys and one PUP file, all of which I subsequently quarantined.  Based on the names of these items, they appear to be remnants from a virus that I had on my PC about three months ago which was cleaned from my PC with the help of the bleepingcomputer.com malware response team.  The log from the Malwarebytes scan is shown below.


While using my PC today (Sunday, 11/30/2014), I again received several notifications by Norton of the presence of the file vip_117[1].swf (Trojan.Swifi) -- at 10:41 a.m., at 11:31 a.m. at 12:00 noon, and at 8:42 p.m.  In all these instances, Norton automatically deleted the file and informed me that no further action is required on my part.


I ran another scan on Sunday evening with Malwarebytes.  This scan found no potential threats.


Other than the Norton notifications discussed above, my PC seems to be working normally.  Nevertheless, when I download and try to run the dds.com scan, I receive the message "DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'. The program shall now exit", and the program closes without running.  In light of this, I cannot produce the attach.txt log.  Any assistance that you can provide in relation to this matter would also be helpful.


Objects Scanned: 312784

Time Elapsed: 9 min, 12 sec

Memory: Enabled

Startup: Enabled

Filesystem: Enabled

Archives: Enabled

Rootkits: Disabled

Heuristics: Enabled

PUP: Enabled

PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 4

PUP.Optional.BrowseSafe.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Browse Safe, Quarantined, [9a507ec3b0cc181e97aee96d7d868779],

PUP.Optional.InstallBrain.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\InstallIQ, Quarantined, [1fcb8fb2502c61d519769edc11f211ef],

PUP.Optional.VideosMediaPlayer.A, HKU\S-1-5-18-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\videos MediaPlayer+, Quarantined, [757577ca007c7cba3a299ab41fe4f808],

PUP.Optional.ReMarkit.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-3351969478-1937094124-811777867-1002-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\Re-markit, Quarantined, [aa40f24f97e592a450932129af5409f7],

Registry Values: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Files: 1

PUP.Optional.Proxy.A, C:\Users\knemlick\AppData\Local\proxy.log, Quarantined, [2dbdf24f146825119b774410e2211de3],

Physical Sectors: 0

(No malicious items detected)





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