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internat.exe, trojan or legitimate ?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by kittycat1, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. kittycat1

    kittycat1 Thread Starter

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    I incidentally found on my registry the file internat.exe in the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/Current/Version/Run

    As everybody knows or should know, there is a 'legitimate' and a bad internat.exe. Which one is this ?

    thank you for any help

    Marc
     
  2. kittycat1

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    Actually, according to Symantec, this is place of the spyware (http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pwsteal.netsnake.html)

    So the thing I'm wondering about is, how is it possible that neither my Norton antivirus, nor PestPatrol and all the other anti-virus software that I have on my computer noticed this program ??

    Is there a way to determine when this internat.exe was created in the registry ?
     
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    securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pwsteal.netsnake.html

    is the exact address
     
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    A new one to me this is. I went to the Symantec site you posted. Are you sure that you have %windir%\Internat.exe and not the legitimate Windows application called %windir%\system\Internat.exe.? That could explain why Norton and PestPatrol didn't find it. You see, if Norton has it on their site, I must assume their scan engine will find it?

    Can you find the internat.exe application anywhere {like in your running processes or startup folder} and right click on it to check it's properties. There you will find when it was added and last accessed.
     
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