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#1 hodag

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 05:15 PM

When I updated my Norton AV signatures the other day, it started to flag a file that had been on my computer for at least a month or two (cause I can find it in some full disk backups that I took). Since Norton cleaned it immediately, I don't have all the information that I would like to post here but here is what I have:


File Name: SFMAPI.EXE (not to be confused with SFMAPI.DLL which is a valid Windows file)
Location: c:\windows\system32

Norton said it was a trojan and it kept trying to load. I never noticed it running in my task manager before, but it was certainly trying to load constantly until NAV finally killed it. Something hooked it because I was unable to delete the file manually so I wonder what it was up to.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:20 PM

Try install,update and a scan in SAFE MODE, How to start Windows in Safe Mode
with SUPERantispyware (Home User version) from HERE
See if it finds and deletes (quarantines) anything.
Let us know
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