Tuesday, August 26, 2008

system.exe backdoor spyware

System.exe is a Backdoor W32.Spybot.OBB.
System.exe spreads by e-mail and via network shares.
System.exe monitors user Internet activity and private information.
It sends stolen data to a hacker site

Related files :

"c:\Windows\system.exe" or "c:\Windows\system32\system.exe"

Solution :

1. update your antivirus and scan it ... ehehehe
2. Manual Removal

Step 1: Use Windows File Search Tool to Find system.exe Path

1. Go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders.
2. In the "All or part of the the file name" section, type in " system.exe" file name(s).
3. To get better results, select "Look in: Local Hard Drives" or "Look in: My Computer" and then click "Search" button.
4. When Windows finishes your search, hover over the "In Folder" of " system.exe", highlight the file and copy/paste the path into the address bar. Save the file's path on your clipboard because you'll need the file path to delete system.exe in the following manual removal steps.

Step 2: Use Windows Task Manager to Remove system.exe Processes

1. To open the Windows Task Manager, use the combination of CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
2. Click on the "Image Name" button to search for " system.exe" process by name.
3. Select the " system.exe" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.

Step 3: Detect and Delete Other system.exe Files

1. To open the Windows Command Prompt, go to Start > Run > cmd and then press the "OK" button.
2. Type in "dir /A name_of_the_folder" (for example, C:\Spyware-folder), which will display the folder's content even the hidden files.
3. To change directory, type in "cd name_of_the_folder".
4. Once you have the file you're looking for type in del "name_of_the_file".
5. To delete a file in folder, type in "del name_of_the_file".
6. To delete the entire folder, type in "rmdir /S name_of_the_folder".
7. Select the " system.exe" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.

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