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Windows 7: W32.Sober in conhost.exe?

01 Jan 2009   #21
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Has anyone reported this to Spybot SD support so they are made aware of it and can fix it so it doesnt come up as a worm?

Ill go ahead and do it and see what they say. You know a lot of people will just do a scan, see that and delete it because they will believe its a worm/virus because the scanner told them it was. I wouldve done it if I had not seen this post here.


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01 Jan 2009   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BS.

Yes, quite a lot us of have sent "feedback" to MS and Spybot about it but the more the better.
















Later Ted
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05 Jan 2009   #23
krypnik

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, I'm new here on Windows SevenForums, and so far I'm loving it!

I'm really glad I found this post!
After checking my system for spyware, Spybot reported conhost.exe as a worm. I think I got a little scared and deleted the file right away. Now some programs aren't working as they should, I receive an cmd.exe error.

Is it possible for someone to, please, upload the conhost.exe file?! If not, please, can anybody help me to restore the file so I don't have to reinstall my windows?


Thanks in advance,
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05 Jan 2009   #24
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried doing a system restore?
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05 Jan 2009   #25
zm91

Windows 7 Build 7057 x64/7068 x86
 
 

so far im sure this is just a false positive.
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05 Jan 2009   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krypnik View Post
Hi, I'm new here on Windows SevenForums, and so far I'm loving it!

I'm really glad I found this post!
After checking my system for spyware, Spybot reported conhost.exe as a worm. I think I got a little scared and deleted the file right away. Now some programs aren't working as they should, I receive an cmd.exe error.

Is it possible for someone to, please, upload the conhost.exe file?! If not, please, can anybody help me to restore the file so I don't have to reinstall my windows?


Thanks in advance,
Hello krypnik,welcome to Se7en Forums!

Sorry you found out the hard way; we already knew it's a false positive.

I had the file already to upload to you; but I'm limited by the forums upload size limit; because the file is too big to upload. I'm sorry.......Maybe someone with a bigger size limit will upload it for you.

As Mr Grim suggested, have you tried a System Restore to a point before you deleted the file?

Keep us informed!


Later Ted
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05 Jan 2009   #27
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think you can transfer system32 files, can you?
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05 Jan 2009   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Aaron.

I just used this to make a copy of it to put in a zip; if that's what you're asking.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder















Later ted
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05 Jan 2009   #29
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi BFK..How ya doin?

No, I mean I believe it's a prohibited thing to do, according to dmex, I saw him say it in a post a few days ago. I could be wrong though.
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05 Jan 2009   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Howdy, so far so good.

I thought that's what you were asking/saying; believe me if anyone knows, it would be dmex.

















Later Ted
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