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2 unknown programs picked up by zone alarm

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by maggikelly, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. maggikelly

    maggikelly Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone
    My name is Maggi and I am a newbie to this site. I hope that anyone can help me please. I am having difficulty with two programs on my computer, that Zone alarm tells me are trying to access the internet. I keep denying them access as I do not know what they are or where they came from. Their names are Sysmon16.exe and Save.exe , they appear when I access my explorer. I have two teenagers who download stuff I know nothing about, and I am wary about deleting these files until I know what they are and where they came from. Anyone any ideas PLEASE???
    Thanks Maggi.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi, and welcome to the board!.

    The first one is probably a backdoor trojan: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/backdoor.sdbot.html

    The second one is spyware, and you may well have more.

    Do this:

    Start by running an online virusscan at Panda Active Scan

    When you're done, go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php#det , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please show us its contents.
     
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