Trojan Downloader.HK

  taffyal 22:42 19 Jun 2004

Pitstop found 2 Trj/ startpage virus in restore & downloader HK in C:\ WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msbar.exe. Norton 2003 had apparently let them in, but I ran it with restore disabled,it cleared the ones in restore, but didn't find the one in msbar.exe. I tried RUN msbar.exe & nothing happened! Can anyone PLEASE tell me how to shift this thing? Also, Norton excludes restore as a default- only when I removed the exclude did it find the 2 virii there. Any ideas why this is? Is Norton all its cracked up to be? Thanks in advance, Al

  stalion 22:51 19 Jun 2004

do you keep norton updated? try here click here

  taffyal 22:58 19 Jun 2004

Stalion. Yes, it updates itself daily! At least, its supposed to, but I just checked again for updates & its found another 256kb which are downloading now.

  SANTOS7 23:55 19 Jun 2004

click here this will help you need to run highjack this click here
and follow the instructions from the fisrt link

  SANTOS7 23:56 19 Jun 2004

fisrt=first (had a moment)

  stalion 00:26 20 Jun 2004

try here also click here

  taffyal 16:36 20 Jun 2004

Ran House call & found nothing! Just printing out the instructions to run Hijack this, though Im a bit wary, it seems a bit complicated! Found msbar.exe- its an application created 28/4/04, & I cant recall doing anything important that day! Could I just delete it, or would that ruin something? Thanks everyone, Cheers Al

  SANTOS7 16:53 20 Jun 2004

msbar relates to mysearch bar anything related to mysearch bar you can safely delete

  taffyal 17:11 20 Jun 2004

Many thanks Santos, just deleted it- will see how it goes now!I ran Pest patrol & it found a few CWS things, so I ran CWS to shift them. How do these things get through Norton, Adaware, Spybot &Sygate firewall? I did have Spyware Blaster, but it seemed to be affected by the virii- I removed it & now cant reinstall! The pleasures of a PC, I suppose! Thanks again, Al

  taffyal 18:47 20 Jun 2004

Seems quicker now, but CWS didnt sort all the things found by Pestpatrol- Download accelerator plus browser helper object in a number of places in hkey_local_machine\ software\classes\, also CWS.GoogleMS.3
hijacker in hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\current. any more ideas, good people? Or does anyone want to buy a PC!!!! Cheers, Al

  taffyal 18:06 21 Jun 2004

I now hear that Pestpatrol makes a habit of finding Google m3 when its not there!

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