Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:21 AM
I use WinPatrol and recently started getting messages about Windows Automatic Update settings being changed to "Never check for updates". I ran HijackThis to go through the log and noticed that there were "file missing" messages on a few executables/DLLs from the System32 folder (running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit). One of the supposedly missing files, lsass.exe, has been known to have been used by malware programs in the past, but usually is renamed using a capital i instead of the lowercase L and is run from another directory. The file itself is not missing, even though HijackThis reports it as missing. I double-clicked it to run it from the System32 folder and immediately got a popup message from BitDefender that an infection was being cleaned. I then right-clicked it and asked BitDefender to scan it, it came out clean.
I use BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2015 which is up-to-date and I've done a full scan with no infections found.
Thoughts or suggestions on my next steps?
Edit: Topic moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal