oo crap...

mike09

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
i did a norton scan and it found a trojon. the thing is i dont know if i opened the file. is there any way i can tell if i opened the file
 
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Powerchordpunk

Guest
#3
First of all make sure the virus is gone.

I use my Roxio GoBack history logs to see what happened when it happened. It has helped me from making many of the same mistakes twice.
 

mike09

OSNN Senior Addict
#4
i ran a scan and i deleted all the files that were infected. im pretty sure i got the virus cause i went to the symantec website and i did everything it told me to.
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#5
Originally posted by mike09
i did a norton scan and it found a trojon. the thing is i dont know if i opened the file. is there any way i can tell if i opened the file
and then

Originally posted by mike09
i ran a scan and i deleted all the files that were infected. im pretty sure i got the virus cause i went to the symantec website and i did everything it told me to.
If you had infected files , this means the virus was active. You must have executed the original file for this to have happened. Dunno how you got it, but this is what it does (or has done to you)

When executed, the PWSteal.Trojan.D performs the following actions:

1. It drops itself into the \Windows\System folder as the Molecule.exe and Molecule.dll files.
2. To enable itself to run at startup, it adds the value

Molecule Molecule.exe /logon

to the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

3. It installs hook procedures into a hook chain to monitor the system for any keyboard and mouse messages. The keyboard and mouse hook procedures process the messages and pass the hook information to the next hook procedure in the current hook chain. This permits the PWSteal.Trojan.D to intercept any key strokes and any text on the screen.
4. The Trojan drops the intercepted information into a temporary file and sends it out to the virus author's anonymous email address.


A good thing you caught it, bad that NAV did not catch it while running in the background, and that you needed to scan you disc fir it. Are you using up to date antivirus software and definitions? You might want to give AVG a try. It is free!

Oh, did I mention it is FREE!!!

FREEEEEEEE

FREEEEEEEE

\gotta go
 

mike09

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
yes. i have an up to date 2002 NAV with all the definitions.im gonna go through the removal process (just in case u know) well thanks for the help guys.
 
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Burpster

Guest
#8
i always run a trojan scanner as well as AV just for a little extra protection

btw a couple whitehats i know have been strongly recommending Mcafee AV home edition 7 as the best AV out at the moment
 
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computerfreak76

Guest
#9
also if you have some sort of firewall make sure you know what everything is that connects to the internet, so that way youll know noone can connect to your computer.
 

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