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Infected by "zzz..zz.zzzzz..zz" folders


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#1 kaarolcia.k

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:50 AM

Hello, I have recently found some weird folders on my System partition and I have no idea what they are. They have weird names: "zzz..zzz...z.....zzzzz.." etc. I deleted them but they showed up again so I guess it is a virus. I had one about a month ago, but I thought I cleared the computer. Now I run combofix and microsoft safety scanner and avast too, but they did not find anything. The folders did not disapear after scanning.

 

 

I need someone who knows anyting about such folders and what to do with them.



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#2 Sintharius

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 05:18 AM

Hi there,

Since you have ran ComboFix, it is best that you have the logs looked at by a trained malware removal expert.

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:10 AM

I have followed the steps in the guide and created new topic in malware removal section.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:35 AM


Now that your new topic is posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592873/infected-by-some-zzzzzzzzzzzz-folders/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the information or any log(s) you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response because the Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers but your topic will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

I advise checking your new topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, please follow Step One and CLICK the link so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 08 October 2015 - 01:22 PM.

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