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Trojan Masked As Microsoft Security Advisor

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#1 bleepingjamers


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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:02 PM

HTV8 (or other trojan guru person)

If you are still willing to help someone dealing with a backdoor Sdbot trojan I am willing to listen.

I have 2 PCs, win 2000 server and win 98SE, behind a router/firewall/hub.
After trying to remove the msscan trojan manually (manual because Trend Micro could identify but not clean this trojan)
in safe mode I could not get a login prompt. Ctrl alt del just locked up my keyboard/mouse. Now when I boot the server I can't even get into my bios. Unless things have progressed further I can see my shared folders over the network but no mouse keyboard action. I have never set up remote access or anything like that because it sits right beside me so I'm not sure if I can maybe use telnet or something to get to a command prompt or what good that would do me anyway.

In the end I am just trying to recover in a non-destructive way so I don't have to re-install all my apps and lose data files which I have no way to back up.

Any help from a pro is appreciated. Not interested in try this app or that app it might work, I need someone who knows about recovering when locked out.


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#2 annabackwards


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 01:27 AM

Hi bleepingjamers and :thumbsup: to BC

Sorry it took so long for someone to reply to your post.

To ensure that your problem is fixed properly, i suggest you read the HijackThis Tutorial - How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware tutorial found here

Download the HijackThis program from the link found in the tutorial, and follow instructions up until you see this step:

If you would like to see information about any of the objects listed, you can click once on a listing, and then press the "Info on selected item..." button.

Do not follow any of the steps below this quote, as pointed out in the warning at near the top of the tutorial:

If you do not have advanced knowledge about computers you should NOT fix entries using HijackThis without consulting an expert on using this program. If you have already run Spybot - S&D and Ad-Aware and are still having problems, then please continue with this tutorial and post a HijackThis log in our HijackThis forum, including details about your problem, and we will advise you on what to fix.

Please be patient after posting a new thread; there are a large number of people needing help with only a limited number of helpers.

Hope your computer gets fixed soon :flowers:

Edited by annabackwards, 23 July 2007 - 01:28 AM.

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