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Windows 7: Malware.Trace detected

08 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Malware.Trace detected

SuperAntiSpyware detected a threat called Malware.Trace in the registry. The locations is:


Several google results were saying that it's something that appears to be a legitimate antivirus. The antivirus software that I have installed now are SuperAntiSpyware, Avast, and MalwareBytes. All the free versions. Another thing to note is that when I launch Minecraft.exe Avast blocks a threat from quantserve. This just started happening in the past few days. I must have gotten this virus in this past week since I do antivirus scans and backups every week. Also, I see some strange process running. Here's a picture of the results. You can see the process on the right. I haven't removed the threat yet, in case there's some kind of specific way I should get rid of this. please help me out.

Malware.Trace detected-capture.png

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08 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

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08 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So I should remove this with windows offline defender, not superantispyware? Also, I see a folder on my second drive, my hard drive called msdownload.tmp I'm not sure what it is, but it's a hidden folder with no files in it. Can you tell me what this virus is exactly?
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08 Feb 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I would use Windows Defender Offline, since it scans from outside the Windows boot environment.

Leave msdownload.tmp alone - it looks like a temporary folder for Windows downloads. Don't attempt to manually remove anything unless you know what you are doing.
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08 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Ok, So should I just remove it? Why link windows defender?
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08 Feb 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What is Windows Defender Offline?

Windows Defender Offline

You will find these sites helpful. Read completely and carefully.
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08 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium


Let's take a look at your system and see where Malware.Trace (aka: TraceSweeper) is found...

Please download OTL, by Old Timer:

Save to the Desktop.
  • Double-click on OTL.exe to run it.
  • Under Output, select: Minimal Output
  • Under Extra Registry section, select: Use SafeList
  • Click: Scan All Users
  • Click: Run Scan at the top left.

When done, two Notepad files open with reports:
  • OTL.txt <-- Opens on Desktop
  • Extra.txt <-- Minimized, and seen on the Taskbar (Save on your Desktop for now)
Please post the contents of OTL.txt and Extra.txt in your reply.
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09 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'm running the scan now. I appreciate the help. I'll post the logs as soon as it's done.
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09 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Okay, the logs are far to long to paste here, so I've attached them instead.



I have to go to sleep for tonight. I'll be back tomorrow.

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09 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium

Please download RogueKiller:
Tlcharger RogueKiller (Site Officiel)

When you get to the website, go to where it says:
(Download link) Lien de téléchargement:

Select the version that applies to your system: x64

Click the dark-blue button that applies to download.

Save to the Desktop

Close all windows and browsers
Right-click RogueKiller and select 'Run as Administrator'

Press: SCAN

A report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt

Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.

(Pleas,e do not delete anything!)
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