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#1 KamikazeNOR

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 06:40 PM

This update.exe is one of the bad update files that exists.
Here's the thing : A friend of mine got this on his comp and its icon is blinking in the process-corner. Its blinking between the windows update logo and a red shield with a white cross.
I found out that it was in a folder called "Fellesfiler", on C: and there was also a file in system32 and prefetch. Inside "Fellesfiler" it was in a folder which had the name of the reg key for update.exe.
I deleted all of those files, yet the problem still remained ; they all came back.

Tried almost everything i know, and this is like the first time i've ever had a problem fixing malware, so i hope you guys can help me on this one.
Thanks on beforehand. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 06:50 PM

the link below describes the malware.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/u....exe-10671.html

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

If you still have a problem, follow the directions below:
Post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum by following the directions in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:56 PM

update.exe could also be related to an alcan infection which drops a lot of other malware files on your system. Best to follow buddy215's instructions for posting a hijackthis log.
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