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#1 wondermonkey77


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:36 AM

I have three registry files that keep showing up in my AdwCleaner and they won't go away...


Key Found:  HKU\S-1-5-21-2668550203-4061090781-3284410018-1000\Software\DC3_FEXEC
Key Found:  HKCU\Software\DC3_FEXEC
Key Found:  [x64] HKCU\Software\DC3_FEXEC


not sure what to do...

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 01:42 PM

Welcome to BC...


According to BKDR_DARKOMET.M - Threat Encyclopedia - Trend Micro USA DC3

 DC3_FEXEC is part of a backdoor piece of malware. The usual advice is there is no way to be sure that such a piece of malware has not done

damage that can be repaired. Suggesting that a reformat of hdd and reinstall is necessary for complete removal and damage repair.


For a second opinion and removal of the malware....follow the instructions below.


Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.


DO NOT bump your new topic. Wait for a response from one of the Team Members.

Edited by buddy215, 09 November 2016 - 01:54 PM.

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