trojan TDSS c!mem what is it?

September 22, 2010 at 01:32:01
Specs: Window XP Home SP3, AMD 64/1gb
McAfee failed to protect against this but did identify it during a scan. But it (McAfee) cannot delete it. I have seen some areas of help which I will tryto remove it but does anyone know what this is and the likely consequences and also why McAfee failed to detect its entry in the first place.

Thks.


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#1
September 22, 2010 at 03:28:38
1st of all McAfee isn't worth too much. You may want to unload it and go with something like Avast or Avg.

Now your problem. Download rkill.exe anf Tdss remover to your pc. Start rkill and it will stop tdss from loading. Now run theTdss remover and have it remove the problem. You may also want to run malwarebytes to remove whatever else that is causing roblems

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#2
September 22, 2010 at 07:55:15
Thank you very much 4Real for that very prompt and useful reply. I appear to have removed the Trojan using Malaware Anti_malware but will check with full scan.

I will also download the rkill.exe anyway and will checkout those other security options against McAfee with which you're clearly unimpressed. I supose like many amateurs I took the easy option and in fact have only recently renewed my subscription!

Thanks again for info and advice.

Cheers


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#3
September 22, 2010 at 18:04:44
you should also have some kind of antispyware such as superantispyware or windows defender which has real time protection, as SAS free edition does not, the SAS pro edition has real time protection, yes please get rid or Mcafee its no good i use avast,SAS,malwarebytes, also u should get Ccleaner or Glary Utilites which will clean up your hard drive of unneccesary files,cookies and so on. or you can go with Microsoft Securtity Essentails that an Avast are atops the group in antivirus. if you have any more questions let me know. hope that helps

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#4
September 23, 2010 at 01:35:22
It is very easy to take people like yourselves and the help you offer for granted. I am genuinely grateful that your out there !! Thanks again guys, both for the help and the recommendations.


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#5
October 31, 2010 at 11:47:38
Hi
I've followed all the advice that has been posted here and although this seems to have had some good success, when I try to open the PC in safe mode, it re-boots and simply won't let me do so.
I've run rkill and TDSS remover, followed by a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan which identified a further 4 infected files, which I removed, but still it won't open in safe mode.
Is this connected? and is there anything else I need to do?
Thanks


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#6
October 31, 2010 at 12:01:28
CJohn, you would be better off opening a new thread in computing.net so you can get good help and more suggestions ;-)

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#7
October 31, 2010 at 12:16:25
Thanks for that. I've just started the thread.

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