Need Expert Help with Trojan.Crypt!IK

Gigabyte / Ex58-ud3r
May 19, 2010 at 05:09:03
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.664 GHz / 3326 MB
Good Day Virus Team,

After trying for a few days to relieve my computer of Trojan.Crypt!IK I've ran out of answers and really need the help of some experts in this field.

Background Story
Let me just quickly try and explain what happens to make Emsisoft Anti-Malware detect the trojan (it might be worth noting that only Emsisoft picks up on this Trojan, no other anti-virus software I have used has done).

I have been using Avast-anti virus pro as my virus protection program for about half a year now, and not had any problems with it until recently. A few days ago I thought it was about time to do a full thorough malware and spyware scan of my computer, so I downloaded Emsisoft Anti-Malware and SUPERantiSpyware to help aid me. I had ran a few scans with these two pieces of software and cleared out old cookies, temporary files, etc, no worms, Trojans or anything serious had been detected. However the next day I thought it would be a good idea to do a Full System scan with Avast 4 (I was using at the time) to double check everything is running smoothly.

I was about a 3rd into the scan when Emsisoft which was also running in the background alerted me (and still does every time I run a scan) that avastsvc.exe was trying to write data of a malicious file. I have tried un-installing avast, I've even updated to the latest version, number 5, but I still get the same error message from Emsisoft when I try and run a scan through avast. Emsisoft has also picked some other Trojans up but they seem to have stopped popping up, and it's just Trojan.Crypt!IK. I am at a real loss, I've certainly noticed my computer is much more unreliable since getting this error messages, it also seems much slower, and crashes a lot more.

I have screen shots of the Alert Notification Emsisoft gives me if that would be helpful? I really hope someone can shed some light on what is going on because I am at a real loss :(

Thank you for reading through and any help you can give. All the best,

Thomas Fide

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May 19, 2010 at 16:07:32
"only Emsisoft picks up on this Trojan"
I would say you are getting false positives from Emsisoft to coax you into buying the program. Most pay trials do that and then you get ripped off anyways

I would say DUMP Emsisoft real FAST and then allow avast 5 to do a bootscan and remove all it finds

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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May 20, 2010 at 01:33:01
Hi XpUser4Real,

Thanks for your reply. I had also though that this might be the case but came to the conclusion it couldn't be because of a few things.

Originally Avast did detect a Trojan was trying to infiltrate my system, but I had thought I had moved it to the safety chest and then deleted it. It was only until I started the Scan with Avast that I realised it might not be completely gone when Emsisoft alerted me.

I had an alert from Emsisoft yesterday about trojan.crypt ik and I was not running an Avast Scan, however it did come up with the same alert message, telling me Avast was trying to write the malicious file.

My computer is much slower at the moment, crashes a lot more, and won't open certain programs which a week ago, before any virus worries, it was.

So all these points sort of make me think it can't be a cheap ploy in making me try and buy some anti-virus software - and if it is, then the only way it could be is if Emsisoft gave me the trojan, which is very unlikely as they seem very respectable and genuine.

If you have any other theories that might shed some light on my troubles please let me know, because I am clueless on how to get rid of whatever I've got.


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