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linw
17-06-2013, 09:47 PM
This is particularly bad as Trojans/rootkits go. Got a XP machine today with this one in situ. It can send passwords home and join it up to a spybot network, too, apparently.

It knocked out the security centre, MSE, and the firewall and heaven knows what else. Cleared some of the crap with MBAM but the firewall is still missing in action.

Long and short this is an old NEC P4 with a slow disk that has some errors so it is going to the junk yard. Whew!

Now I will have to set up a new replacement laptop! At least it will run faster than the P4.

Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2013, 11:40 PM
It can join a botnet. See if tdsskiller can remove it, or one of these AV ISO's. Firewall / other service reg entries are easy to reimport into the registry. Just find one on the internet and dbl click on it. For whatever OS you're using

linw
18-06-2013, 09:51 AM
Yeah, Speedy, I have run several rootkit removers as well and the nasty has _probably_ been removed but there are still problems like no firewall and messed up MSE. It doesn't want to save desktop setting changes either. So, it is not worth doing any more, especially as the HDD is dodgy (4 bad blocks) as well.