Hijacked By Trojans
Posted 25 July 2004 - 03:59 PM
My biggest cause for alarm is that something is preventing me from downloading HJT, Spybot, or CoolWebShredder (I get an error message saying Windows cannot copy from the source). Also, if I try to transfer the programs from another computer on CD-R or 3.5" floppy, the files do not appear, even though the space they are occupying shows up as used (For example, CWS and HJT show up as using about 300kb of the floppy's capacity, but Windows shows the disk as being empty). I haven't tried to transfer the files with CD-RW or 5.25" floppy, but I have no reason to believe either of these formats would work either. Also, SpywareBlaster is prevented from running, and I get an error when trying to update Windows.
These are the results from the programs I use:
AdAware - Removed 124 files.
Spybot - Cannot Download/Transfer.
HJT - Cannot Download/Transfer.
CoolWebShredder - Cannot Download/Transfer.
PestPatrol [Demo] - Found 1 Trojan, 2 CWS files, and two others. Removed manually.
Norton AV 2004 - Deleted 3 trojans.
Norton Internet Security - n/a.
Spyware Blaster - Shuts down, will not work.
Spyware Guard - No effect.
Panda Online Scan - Found nothing.
Camtech SpySites - n/a.
Some of the deleted trojans included Download.Trojan, Win32.Delf.TrojanA, Backdoor.HacDef.073b. The CoolWebSearch entries from PP included the term "aboutblank".
The computer in question is a Pentium 4 (2.0Ghz) running Windows XP pro.
Sorry, I have no HJT log to post, since I cannot access HJT. I have no idea where to go from here.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:25 AM
Here's some more information that may be usefull. This is the error number I get when trying to update Windows (XP Pro): (0x800C0008).
Ad-Aware, Panda Online Scan, and NAV still find nothing.
Spyware Guard still has no effect.
Spyware Blaster still shuts down when started.
HJT and Spybot still cannot be downloaded or transferred from another computer.
Windows still cannot be updated.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 04:37 PM
Still Infected. If anyone has any info on this type of infection, or can help with the Windows Update error (which could be agood start in cleaning), or knows of a thread with a similar problem, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 21 August 2004 - 03:26 PM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:07 PM
Floppy A: - 3.5" 1.44MB
Floppy B: - [None]
Local Disk (C:)
Local Disk (D:)
CD Drive (E:)
CD Drive (F:) [Which is actually an older CD-RW, but shows up as a regular CD-ROM]
DVD Drive (G:) [This drive does not actually exist, there would not be a connector available anyway.]
Ad-aware and Norton Anti-Virus continue to find nothing. Trojan Hunter found over ten files and deleted them, but now finds nothing. Panda Online Scan also finds nothing. I don't know what's going on - I've never seen, heard about, or read about any trojan that performs any of these actions. The computer has already been reformated two months ago, and I would greatly prefer another option.
PS - This particular computer is used primarily by my brother, and he downloads a lot of programs from the Internet, despite my repeated warnings of trojans and spyware. This is probably where the malicious software came from. Except for that, I cannot come up with anything else - I can't even install HJT to get a log.
If anyone can help (even though it's probably my brother's own fault), I would appreciate it, but there's not much info to go on here. I personally don't need to use my brother's computer for anything (I have three of my own), but I would like to get help for him as the computer is starting to become unusable (slow, restarts, etc...). Thanks.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:08 PM
Please, anybody reading this, help in any way you can - even if you can only solve part of the problem. I need help soon - I don't mean to sound impatient, but it has been three months..."
Posted 25 September 2004 - 02:52 PM
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