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Adirka.exe And/or Zhelatin.bu Malware

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#1 yourmanjoe


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:32 AM

Looking for help!! I have some kind of vicious malware that tries to use adirka.exe to connect and send e-mail. I know this because I get pop-up notifications from McAfee that adirka.exe is attempting to connect to the internet (I click NO, and it keeps repeating the pop-up)

I have scanned with McAfee and it found nothing.

I used AVG and it did find and quarantine zhelatin.bu (and other variants), I suspect it may be what creates the adirka.exe

I had run Registry Doctor with no improvements.

I had searched and deleted the adirka execute line from the registry and windows/system directory, but it continues to start and run (even though still deleted from the registry, but it does re-create the file in the windows/system directory)

Is anyone familiar with this Adirka.exe issue and how to fix it? I'm soo confused that McAffee and AVG don't even seem to have adirka.exe as an item to clean as that name has never come up in the system scan process.


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:40 AM

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Info on Adirka.exe

Please follow the below steps :

How to remove a Trojan, Virus, Worm, or other Malware

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:04 AM

Adirka.exe is related to a serious Backdoor/IRCBot Trojan infection which usually drops additional malware files on your system. There are special tools like SDFix to deal with this but we should have a good look at what else may be lurking on your system by creating a hijackthis log.

Follow the instructions in the Prep Guide link provided by Fozzie. When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log 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. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT 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 HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

After posting a log 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 HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Backdoor/IRCBot Trojans are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. When infected by one of them you should disconnect the computer from the Internet until your system is cleaned. If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.
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