Trojan trouble

By Robbo89
Sep 3, 2006
  1. I've recently discovered that I have a Trojan somewhere in my computer. To be honest it scared the hell out of me as I thought I was doing a good job of keeping a relatively 'clean' computer. When I tried to remove the virus with both PC Guard and AVG Free ant-virus I found that it would not allow me to heal or remove the virus. I really don't have any idea on how to remove it so I thought that someone here may be able to help.

    I've followed all the instructions HERE yet the popup messages of "Virus Detected" still keep appearing. Attatched to this post are ewido and HJT logs of the scans I have just performed. I understand you must get messages like this all the time but if you have the time, any help really would be appreciated.

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it but don`t run it yet.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.>

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.>

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.>

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).


    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hldrrr] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hldrrr.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [hldrrr] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hldrrr.exe

    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winfmj32 - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winfmj32.dll

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).


    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    This is the filepath you need to enter into Killbox.


    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Robbo89 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. Robbo89

    Robbo89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank-you very much Howard! :grinthumb

    Things seem to be running fine now (I hope) and I've yet to have another "Virus Detected" popup (touch wood). Thanks so much for the help. I would never have got here without you.

    Attatched is a new HJT logfile of a scan I have just done.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have HJT fix this inactive entry.

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winfmj32 - winfmj32.dll (file missing)

    Other than that, your HJT log is clean.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Robbo89 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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