explorer.exe virus ??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by stapler101, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    Help me with this one. Nortons, housecall and pcpitstop have found a trojan virus in C:/windows\explorer\explorer.exe.
    All 3 programs say they cant quarantine, repair, or delete because the program is currently in use.
    I believe this is a spyware virus through "spin till u win". This is mentioned in another post here
    thanks for any help.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    What trojan virus specifically? Name it and I can look for it and what it does.
     
  3. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    OK, Thanks for looking. I have the troj_dlder or dider.exe virus discribed here
    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=33&threadid=668900&STARTPA
    The directions at the bottom of this page say to rename the dlder.exe file.
    I do not find the dlder.exe file in search, but I found a hidden folder in windows called explorer that scans with norton to be the virus.
    It will not delete.
    will renaming this folder make it inactive?
    All help appreciated
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    If it's a folder then off that puppy, it shouldn't be there. the file in the windows folder "explorer.exe" is your shell program and doesn't have it's own folder. I'm going to look up this virus now and see what I find.
     
  5. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    Lonman, It won't go home!
    I can't delete it.
     
  6. Lonman

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  7. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    That is it Lonman. Thnks. I am about to use the directions to get it gone.