My first trojan

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by leedogg, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Well. Seems like it was bound to happen, but I just got my first trojan...Last night I did my first full scale virus scan in months on a whim and to my complete surprise this thing turned up. This sucker could have been very harmful to me... fortunately a few things kept it from doing serious damage after it was installed:

    startup monitor- prompted me it was adding it to my startup which I made a curious note of (I actually let it go at first since system32.exe sounded like a valid system file..)

    but then sygate was telling me the sucker was trying to connect to the web and i blocked the connection attemps, then disabled it from startup..

    all before I knew it was a trojan..call it instinct :cool:

    Finally Norton picked it up and it was easily deleted. I'm still trying to figure out how the sucker was installed though...

    Although in the future I'll be aware of this if it ever tries to add itself to my startup again..
     
  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Good that you managed to get away with little trouble :)