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by mjcoppola / March 28, 2006 3:08 AM PST

In a moment of tired stupidity last night, I clicked on a file in an e-mail attachment that I fear might contain some sort of spyware or trojan horse. For such a small file, my hard drive began whirring non-stop and my Dell Inspiron 1150 with XP-SP2 began to run very slowly. I ran my copy of Key Patrol, Pest Patrol, AVG Antivirus and checked Zone Alarm for suspicious entries, but quite honestly I'm not too savvy when it comes to firewalls so I'm not sure what to look for. I did what I know will save me for a short while--I disconnected from the Internet. But I'll have to get back on and want to be sure I clean our everything. I'll run Spybot next chance I get before connecting, then I'll update Spybot and run it again. But my concern is...if my suspected spyware isn't in their definitions, how can I catch it or know if I'm infected?

Thanks;

Mike.

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Question...?
by SIRKGM14vg / March 28, 2006 3:33 AM PST
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Hi,

I can maybe help you solve, or troubleshoot your problem. First off, this attachment, what was the name of it? Was it a .ZIP file, etc?

Also you might want to obtain some software that run through your system and see what processes are running. Print out the log and paste it here. Perhaps we can identify this problem.

In some cases, if you problem is very severe, it might be best to backup up your data first, and reinstall and start from scratch.

-Kris

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Thanks!
by mjcoppola / March 28, 2006 5:06 AM PST
In reply to: Question...?

Wow, thanks Kris. It was .jpg extension and relatively small (6kb or so) but when I clicked on it, it never opened and as I described slowed down my system so that's when i realized it might not be what it appeared.

I'll be glad to post the contents of my running processes. Do you recommend a software program that will easily do this for me? I'm not in front of the computer now (it's at home, i'm at work) so it won't be till tonight i can do this.

If I have to backup, also do you recommend any backup software, or is Windows backup enough? I do periodically backup my documents so I can revert back, last ran the backup on Saturday and not much will have changed since.

Thanks for your help.

Mike.

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One thing I do
by chuckieu / March 28, 2006 5:22 AM PST
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.jpg in random emails...no good (<.>)
by SIRKGM14vg / March 28, 2006 11:39 PM PST
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Mike,

.jpg in emails (attachments) have now become dangerous. What happens is people hide malicious code inside the .jpg and it can then execute certain things, which we necessarily don't want.

I haven't troubleshooted this in a while, but if another member could remember the name of the program that actually did this. I know it would run without installing anything and would produce a log file and it was easy to tell which processes needed to be killed and removed from the registry.

Be reminded we may still have some trouble removing this if the severity is too bad.

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finally....
by mjcoppola / March 30, 2006 12:05 PM PST

It took me awhile to find a way to export the processes, but finally here they are. Thanks again for any guidance you can provide. Please let me know if I can supply further info.

Thanks;

Mike.

avgamsvr.exe;1904;37;Normal;336
avgcc.exe;1564;48;Normal;357
avgupsvc.exe;1940;16;Normal;84
BCMSMMSG.exe;1220;10;Normal;122
CookiePatrol.exe;1428;22;Normal;73
ctfmon.exe;1780;22;Normal;15
dadapp.exe;1316;15;Normal;208
EFPrcMan.exe;588;39;Normal;206
Explorer.EXE;2044;93;Normal;1
hkcmd.exe;1176;26;Normal;126
iPodService.exe;2440;28;Normal;323
iTunesHelper.exe;1760;27;Normal;278
lsass.exe;760;56;Normal;13
MDM.EXE;172;19;Normal;322
MXOALDR.EXE;1624;19;Normal;118
OneTouch.exe;1156;25;Normal;45
PestPatrolCL.exe;1552;36;Normal;855
PPControl.exe;1356;26;Normal;98
PPMemCheck.exe;1368;19;Normal;148
qttask.exe;1700;15;Normal;155
quickset.exe;1060;37;Normal;368
retrorun.exe;316;28;Normal;29
services.exe;748;34;Normal;108
smss.exe;408;1;Normal;50
spoolsv.exe;1452;53;Normal;57
sqlservr.exe;200;24;Normal;7
svchost.exe;952;46;Normal;14
svchost.exe;1112;150;Normal;14
svchost.exe;484;36;Normal;14
SynTPEnh.exe;984;23;Normal;536
SynTPLpr.exe;1248;16;Normal;98
tfswctrl.exe;1340;26;Normal;114
vsmon.exe;2916;72;Normal;1
winlogon.exe;704;70;High;502
WkUFind.exe;1656;4;Normal;50
YahooCentral.exe;1688;62;Normal;409
zlclient.exe;1788;68;Normal;755

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Try to do this.........
by shankru85 / March 28, 2006 6:40 AM PST
In reply to: oops!

Click link below & read website instruction . Be sure that no unnecessary applications are running on your pc . Perform scan .

http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus

Good luck
White [ITA]

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