Trojans in Win xp SP3????

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:eek: 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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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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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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