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Windows 7: Two explorer.exe, one taking up to 3 gigs system memory

01 Dec 2014   #11

Windows 7 Pro 32

If only one AV detected anything it's likely a false positive. The other explanation is that this backdoor is only detected by CMC, and that no other AV can detect it (yet).

I know you already scanned with a couple of products but if it was my PC I'd scan with a few more, for example:
Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET
HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight

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03 Dec 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

It would be interesting for Comodo Killswitch to note which IP connections were attempted during this steadily climbing mem useage scenario, just to identify where the miscreant IPs were.....

(If this is a rapidly spreading issue, should not be too long before the 'big guns', i.e., MB, HitMan Pro, EMSISoft, ESET, etc., are on it)

For the poor souls afflicted with this, any idea whatsoever how it was obtained/injected into the system? (Porn sites, miracle free software offers, playing World of Warcraft allowing autodownloads, etc.)
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03 Dec 2014   #13

Windows 7 x64

I ended up reformating and reinstalling Windows. Problem solved. From now on I'm just going to use this computer for sims so I think it would've been good to reformat anyway.

Hope the others get it solved.
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