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Windows 7: Help!! Annoying 'Win32 malware-gen' virus


10 Jan 2010   #1

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
Help!! Annoying 'Win32 malware-gen' virus

I keep on getting a virus with this name in the C:\Windows\Temp\* folder where * keeps on changing to a new folder. The file is named 'svchost.exe' and keeps on popping up exactly every 5 minutes. However, my antivirus seems to detect it and remove it but the problem still persists every 5 minutes. What should I do? I have added c:\windows\temp in my antivirus as an exception for a temporary fix. I have also noticed an increase in popup ads. Please help! I don't want to reformat because I don't have the time as I have school tomorrow! Is this virus dangerous and how can I remove it?


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10 Jan 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

grap malewarebite from here Malwarebytes.org run a full scan and it should take care of it...whats your anti virus?
you can get avira anti vir for free and its pretty good
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10 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Sounds like a bad one that re-spawns itself. You should boot into safe mode and do the virus scan. Running ccleaner at the same time will clean your temp files and other miscellaneous crap as well.
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10 Jan 2010   #4

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Ok, my antivirus is Avast! Home Edition and I couldn't run a full scan with Malwarebytes. The reason being because my computer crashes when I do so I can only run quick scans. So I did that instead and it found this:
C:\Windows\system32\sdra64.exe (Spyware.Zbot)

So I deleted that and rebooted. I don't know if the problem's gone though. I'll let you know when I find out.
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10 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
Ok, my antivirus is Avast! Home Edition and I couldn't run a full scan with Malwarebytes. The reason being because my computer crashes when I do so I can only run quick scans. So I did that instead and it found this:
C:\Windows\system32\sdra64.exe (Spyware.Zbot)

So I deleted that and rebooted. I don't know if the problem's gone though. I'll let you know when I find out.
Why can't you do a full computer scan with Malwarebytes?
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10 Jan 2010   #6

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Thanks everyone, my computer isn't infected anymore after I scanned and removed the viruses/ spyware in safe mode so everything is back to normal now!
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10 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Backdoor Trojan/password stealer
sdra64.exe | ThreatExpert statistics
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13 Jan 2010   #8

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Hello, I'm back again! But I need to ask a question about Ad-Aware 2007. I installed this because I don't like the new version for various reasons. OK, anyway, I did a scan with it and it found two infected objects, I quarantined them but now ad-aware's service won't start after I restarted my computer. So, I uninstalled it and need to ask this question:
After I uninstall Ad-Aware 2007, what happens to my quarantined objects? Do they get deleted after uninstall? Do they stay in quarantine somewhere? Or are they restored back into the computer ? Please answer ASAP.
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13 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

No, the quarantined objects are not restored to the computer.
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13 Jan 2010   #10

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

What happens to the quarantined objects then?
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