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Trouble removing Trojan horse Downloader.Generic6.AEPH

By mustopthetrojan ยท 13 replies
Sep 16, 2008
  1. It seems I'm experiencing pretty much the same thing others are in this forum with this trojan. However, all the threads I've found about fixing it involve HJT. I don't have HJT on this computer and something has locked me out of downloading just about anything. When I try to download something, I get the message: "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded." I assume that's a side effect of this or some other trojan that I haven't found.

    So, how would I go about removing this trojan without HJT? I have Spybot-SD and AVG free. Do I need to find another computer and burn a CD with HJT on it?

    I'm running XP Media Center, SP2

  2. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Posts: 368

  3. mustopthetrojan

    mustopthetrojan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I checked out that link, which suggested lowering the security level for local intranet from high to medium. However, that security level was already set to medium-low. Nothing's changed.

  4. SpiritWind

    SpiritWind TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Hi :

    Sometimes people are able to download "HijackThis" from
    www.filehippo.com/download_hijackthis .

    AVG and Spybot are not the Best in their respective "fields" ; IF you are going to
    find another computer to "burn" programs on to a CD, Best to burn the FREE
    Version of "SUPERAntiSpyware" from www.superantispyware.com AND the
    "Free" Version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, best downloaded from
    www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php . Could include HJT IF my "Suggestion" does
    not "work" .
  5. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    This might resolve your download problem.

    First I would try to reset IE to its default settings.


    Open IE > Click Tools Menu > Select Internet Options > Select the Advance Tab > Click reset Button.


    Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab > Click reset web Settings.

    Download, install, configure and run Ccleaner. This will Clear your temp files, where some unwanted stuff could be hiding. Ccleaner link download the latest version : http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    Also go here and follow these instructions; https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109461.html
  6. mustopthetrojan

    mustopthetrojan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That resolved the downloading problem. Now on to the rest of the steps.

  7. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

  8. mustopthetrojan

    mustopthetrojan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've attached the three logs to this thread. I've been having this Trojan Downloader being found by AVG everytime the computer starts up, even though AVG "heals" it every time. I've also started hearing weird "sci-fi-like" sounds when I press the shift key shortly after startup.
  9. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Run HJT again and remove the following:

    Also, look to see If these two items; "\s?stem32\?hkdsk.exe" are still located in this directory; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\s?stem32\?hkdsk.exe". If they are then delete the "s?stem32" folder from the said directory.

    Post a new HJT Log.

    1. Update AVG to the Latest version; http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=contentBody;mostPopTwoColWrap&cdlPid=10880275

    2. Update spybot S&D, and apply immunization.
    3. Update to the latest version of adobe acrobat reader.
    4. Install latest updates from microsoft update.
    5. make sure that all security programs have the latest definitions installed.
  10. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6


    Pressing the Shift 5 times enables windows stickykeys, that was probaly the sound you heard.

  11. mustopthetrojan

    mustopthetrojan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here's the latest HJT log. Also, the shift thing, it's not sticky keys. It makes like a ray gun sound the first time I hit shift after start up.
  12. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Run HJT again and Remove the following, as I missed it the first time

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://v11.www.msn.com/defaulta.aspx

    You need to update AVG to the latest Version 8.0
    Are you still getting the AVG alerts?
  13. mustopthetrojan

    mustopthetrojan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, Ran HJT again and removed that line. I have also updated to AVG 8 and the messages have disappeared. Interestingly, if I just went to free.avg.com, it was showing a 7.x version as the latest.

  14. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Virus scan.....

    I recommend that you do an Anti-virus scan with AVG.
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