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Post by dg287 on 15th January 2009, 2:41 pm

My virus protection quarantined a file called BKDR TDSS.AV

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Post by Belahzur on 15th January 2009, 4:42 pm

Hello.
The tdss rootkit is inactive, it maybe a leftover in system32, or a quarantine of the avenger, either way, harmless unless the driver for tdss is active.
Do you know where your AV picked this up?


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Post by dg287 on 15th January 2009, 4:48 pm

This is the log
"Virus Scan","2009/01/14","DGLAPTOP"
"Time","Event","Source Type","Virus Name","File Name","First Action","Second Action"
"14:19","Real-time Protection","File","BKDR_TDSS.AV","C:\System Volume Information\_restore{46DE8921-1D39-44D2-A9E9-64119261F211}\RP2\A0000049.sys","Clean Fail","Quarantine Success"

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Post by Belahzur on 15th January 2009, 4:50 pm

Ah, system restore.
Do this to flush all old restore points and make a new one:

To turn off System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (or the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box), and then click OK.
4. Click Yes when you receive the prompt to the turn off System Restore.

Now we need to make a new restore point.
To turn on System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (To turn on System Restore), and then click OK.


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Post by dg287 on 15th January 2009, 5:12 pm

Ok, did per your instructions.
Thanks again for everything, is there any more I need to do?

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Post by Belahzur on 15th January 2009, 5:16 pm

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Post by dg287 on 15th January 2009, 5:43 pm

Great, I can't thank you enough.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 18th April 2009, 10:33 am

Since this issue is resolved, this topic is closed.

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