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Klone: The Big Ugly

by valllsack / October 16, 2006 10:28 PM PDT

For about a week now I have been dealing with this nasty Klone issue. It seems it is a Trojan. so far this is what I have done and figured out on this:

AVG does find the Trojan & Infected Files, but it will not delete the infected .dll files. I have been able to delete them with a program called KillBox, yet they are extremely hidden in the "Local Settings>Temp" folder, so any tries do delete these by hand are impossible.

You would think that this would solve my problem, but it hasn?t. Every now and then the .dll files pop up in the Temp folder and I receive pop-ups through my Firefox Browser for SpyDoctor and other numerous Anti-Virus programs (ironically enough).

So if anyone could spare a little time and help me out with this issue I would highly appreciate it.

Thank You.

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by eddie11013 / October 16, 2006 11:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Klone: The Big Ugly

seemed to indicate that maybe Housecall might get rid of it, if it doesn't try one or all of these: F-Secure On Line Scan --
BitDefender On Line Scan --
A-Squared On Line Trojan Scan --
House Call Anti-Virus
Kaspersky They are all free online scans.
Good luck,

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Darn stuff...
by Willy / October 17, 2006 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Klone: The Big Ugly

You should get better help and such from the "security&virus" forum here.

In many cases when I deal with any malware, I run my AV pgms. If it becomes persistant. then I google to find any tools that directly deal with the malware. Most of the AV people like Norton, McAfee, etc. usually offer some malware tool that directly removes problems and/or provides manual instructions for its removal. I also run a rigistry cleaner, which may or may not help but does clear any registry entries if as some malware want to gleem from, etc., this is a last resort when I feel I've cleaned it from the system as the last cleaning point. Make sure when you review the listing AVG provides if any "restore files" are affected, then turn-OFF the restore feature, clean, then reboot. Run the cleaning pgm. again and see if its gone. The malware may use the restore files for re-infection as a rehatching point.

As for the pop-ups, it maybe trying to steer you into "friendly sounding" AV pgms. which in turn maybe more malware, don't click on those! Further, as the other poster mentioned, try "online scanning" to help eliminate. Sometimes, if possible and not gone too far into a problem, I see if a "restore point" of a day before the problem started gets beyond the malware infection, this is a 50/50 chance of working on simplier malware.

tada -----Willy Happy

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