Virus Collected.8.AP

  Berke 04:18 26 Aug 2006
Locked

I have done a virus scan using AVG 7.1.405 and it has come up with a trojan named Collected.8.AP in file c:\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SZ3EBEOU\siinstaller.exe.

AVG reports that it has been unable to remove the trojan. As it was in a temporary internet file I tried deleting the file. Now the file is in the Recycle bin, but when I tried deleting it from there I got an 'Access denied' message. Any ideas on this situation and what harm this jrojan can do?

  VoG II 06:35 26 Aug 2006

Try this click here

  STREETWORK 07:30 26 Aug 2006

I would advise that you run hijackthis

click here

Then post the log file to a suitable forum where some expert will assist in removing, not just this .exe but there may be several others. In the meantime run the following

lavasoft ad aware
spybot search and destroy
cw shredder

  Berke 09:37 26 Aug 2006

In reply to VoG, I note that unlocker seems to need Windows 2000 or higher. Maybe I'm a luddite, but I am still using Windows 98SE. Is there a verion of Unlocker that will work with Wndoows 98?

  VoG II 10:26 26 Aug 2006

Try this click here

  Berke 03:36 31 Aug 2006

I’m afraid I have been out of touch for a little while, but the situation is now that when I tried to delete the files affected by this trojan they were moved to the recycled bin. But when I tried to delete them from the recycled bin I couldn’t find them using Explore. On running AVG again they were picked up in:
C:\RECYCLED\DC73.CAB
However, Explore doesn’t show this folder at all.

  Berke 03:37 31 Aug 2006

I’m afraid I have been out of touch for a little while, but the situation is now that when I tried to delete the files affected by this trojan they were moved to the recycled bin. But when I tried to delete them from the recycled bin I couldn’t find them using Explore. On running AVG again they were picked up in:
C:\RECYCLED\DC73.CAB
However, Explore doesn’t show this folder at all.

  Rocket J. Feller 03:47 06 Feb 2008

I spent some hours today trying to weed out the Trojan Collected.8.AP and siinstaller.exe from a Win 2000 machine. AVG 7.1.405 found it in one of many user account Content.IE5 folders, but before it could be quarantined by AVG I deleted the ENTIRE user account folder. (Overkill maybe, but I needed to clean house) Then I emptied the recycle bin and had no access problem. Lavasoft's Ad-Aware also found the Trojan, but AVG had first dibs so Ad-Aware couldn't quarantine it.

I don't know how much damage Collected.8.AP can do, but what it did on this machine was hijack IE to send almost every search to some porn site. It also downloaded at least three anti-virus/antispyware programs that kept popping up with warnings of various infections that could be removed for a huge fee.

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