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12-Dec-2011, 01:33 PM #1
Exclamation Trojans in Win xp SP3????
I picked up a cadaver yesterday - it had suffered a hard drive crash as it turned out, so I pulled a spare drive and redid Windows xp. Since it is a Dell Optiplex I used the Dell Install which includes SP2, but not SP3 - this is Win XP Home Edition.

I updated to fully current standards and installed the usual load of goods I put on things before letting them go back to work. As a last thought, I did a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes. Surprise! Trojan Dropper detected. Restarted and did a Full scan and found 6 more instances, all of them in some way related to the Svc Pack files in the Windows directory [several different repositories].

So I would like to take the extra precaution of deleting all the unnecessary download/ backup folders.

I'm passing this on 'as info' - I had heard of things like this in the past but this is the first time I've dealt with it personally.
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12-Dec-2011, 02:29 PM #2
Was it Trojan Dropper BCM by any chance? MBAM 'found' three instances of it today after I had updated definitions and ran a full scan. Two of them were service pack related and I allowed them to be quarantined/deleted and nothing nasty has happened yet!
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12-Dec-2011, 02:46 PM #3
affirmative. But wait: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index...owtopic=101835
unconfirmed but could be false positive!
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12-Dec-2011, 03:24 PM #4
Seem likely to be FP's because none of my other security apps have reacted recently. If the loss of those files presents any problems there's always System Restore!

PS. I don't have any bluetooth devices so a restore may not be necessary
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