Backdoor.Graybird.GEN repeat attacks

  Brumas 19:51 21 Aug 06

For the last three nights, around the same sort of time (between 19:00 and 19:30), Spyware Doctor informs me that it has stopped Backdoor.Graybird.GEN and requires a second scan in safe mode to remove it. I duly comply and Spyware Doctor finds nothing and on restarting the computer it kicks in again and does another full system scan and again finds nothing.

I am running Windows XP Media Centre Edition on BT Broadband with a BT Voyager 210 ADSL router (which is always on) behind a Comodo Firewall.
I have NOD32 which is up to date and I regularly scan with A-Squared and Ad-Aware and my Windows update are up to date.

What, if anything, can I do to prevent further attacks? Please keep the answers simple :o)

  Jak_1 20:07 21 Aug 06

Disable system restore and then run the scan preferably in safe mode. Re-boot in normal mode once complete and re-activate system restore.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:59 21 Aug 06

click here for manual removal instructions


  Brumas 23:32 21 Aug 06

Jak_1 Thanks, have done so and will monitor the situation.
GANDALF <|:-)> could not find Svch0st.exe. in the list, does that mean I am now in the clear?

Cheers... brumas

  Brumas 17:33 22 Aug 06

The same problem/scenario has returned even after following the proffered advice.

I do not visit any 'dodgy' sites, neither do I download any music or videos ; all I do is use the official eBay site and this one and sites such as the Army Catering Corps official site etc.

Isn't there any foolproof way that I can prevent this trojan from constantly infiltrating my computer? It really is annoying and upsetting my wife and it is not making me too happy also.

  rawprawn 17:36 22 Aug 06

Try this online scan
click here

  Brumas 20:26 22 Aug 06

Spyware Doctor has no problem detecting and removing the trojan - what I need to know is how to PREVENT it accessing my system, four times up to now!!
I ran your link which told me what I knew already, after Spyware Doctor had done the business, that the Trojan isn't on my system.

With respect, I need a link to something that will PREVENT it constantly happening.

  brundle 20:29 22 Aug 06

Perhaps the authors of Spyware Doctor would be able to shed some light click here

  Brumas 17:57 23 Aug 06

I think I have solved the problem by reverting back to my old 'set-up'. I uninstalled Spyware Doctor and went back to trusty old Zone Alarm firewal and, so far so good - no more nasties!Usual daily scans with A-Squared or SpyBotare revealing nothing - thankfully.
I thought that the free Comodo firewall on this month's cover-disk sounded good having read some reviews - but I should have remembered the old adage "If it's not broke, don't fix it"

Thanks for all the constructive responses.


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