Very Bad Trojan - Aquaplay

Aug 14, 2007
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Hi All,

Thought I would give you some useful information so you don't make the same mistake I have made over the last few days.

I opened an email on my new Tablet pc and very quickly realised I had made a mistake.

Rather foolishly I did the same on my old Acer laptop which is currently not working and may need a major re install.

What became clear is this was no ordinary trojan and had installed a large number of files as well as altering lots on my pc.

I had not installed Panda which is my preferred virus fighting product on the new machine. So installed it and then tried to get it to update. I kept getting an error message telling me I was not logged onto the internet, but I was! I sent an email to Panda who told me to follow step one from the following web site:

https://www.opendns.com/smb/start/computer/

This allowed me to update.

I had already run the free version of Malawarebytes anti malaware found here:

Read this before requesting malware removal help

Which found a few trojans.

I then ran the updated Panda sofware and it found another 5 trojans and 2 virus infected files. You can see how serious this is when you look at one of the files:

Name: ntdlr dot com (Note dot put in it so no one clicks on it)
Location: Q:\resycled\

I now appear to have a normally working computer with a considerable amount of egg on my face.

Hope this not only serves as a warning to others but also gives you advice on sorting the problem out should you be unwise as well.

Best regards

Chris
 

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Name: ntdlr dot com (Note dot put in it so no one clicks on it)
Location: Q:\resycled\

Best regards

Chris
That one seems to be doing the rounds at the moment Chris.

We've seen a few with this one on recently.
 
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Boo

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Hi All,

Thought I would give you some useful information so you don't make the same mistake I have made over the last few days.

I opened an email on my new Tablet pc and very quickly realised I had made a mistake.

Rather foolishly I did the same on my old Acer laptop which is currently not working and may need a major re install.

What became clear is this was no ordinary trojan and had installed a large number of files as well as altering lots on my pc.

I had not installed Panda which is my preferred virus fighting product on the new machine. So installed it and then tried to get it to update. I kept getting an error message telling me I was not logged onto the internet, but I was! I sent an email to Panda who told me to follow step one from the following web site:

https://www.opendns.com/smb/start/computer/

This allowed me to update.

I had already run the free version of Malawarebytes anti malaware found here:

Read this before requesting malware removal help

Which found a few trojans.

I then ran the updated Panda sofware and it found another 5 trojans and 2 virus infected files. You can see how serious this is when you look at one of the files:

Name: ntdlr dot com (Note dot put in it so no one clicks on it)
Location: Q:\resycled\

I now appear to have a normally working computer with a considerable amount of egg on my face.

Hope this not only serves as a warning to others but also gives you advice on sorting the problem out should you be unwise as well.

Best regards

Chris

Here's the deal Chris,

I never open mail if I dont know the person or company it's from...................stick to that and you wont be caught out mate ;)

Boo
 
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Hi Boo,

I would agree and indeed I do not either. This was from someone I know who has been reprimanded of course!

I receive a few hundred emails a day so have to deal with a lot. Fortunately my provider F9 sorted out most of the spam emails. Some 6 months ago I was up to 1,000 spam emails a day. Which when you are trying to see which ones came from customers/friends takes far too much time to go through.

Just explained on another forum that I had the firewall running and McAfee which I don't like but came with the new pc. I find Panda to be one of the best and indeed it proved it's worth on this problem.

Foolish thing was I had not installed it on the new pc and had just upgraded to 2009 licence for all my computers!

Best regards

Chris
 
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