Green Serv-U icon on taskbar

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by Old_Sixteen, Dec 3, 2003.

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  1. Old_Sixteen

    Old_Sixteen Registered Member

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    Unwanted odd green box with horseshoe shaped icon on users' taskbar, offers a selection of "spy on users" and calls itself "Serv-U". User says he has not knowingly downloaded any ftp servers...

    Anyone heard of this, trojan activity perhaps? Any hostile apps loading this for DOS attacks or worse?

    TIA!
     
  2. snowbound

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    hello old sixteen :)

    Just found Serv-U link.

    http://www.serv-u.com/



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    Is it in users add and remove programs?




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  4. Old_Sixteen

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    No, and no folder for it can be found. He is going to run AAW and see if it flags anything, already ran av.

    I'm pretty sure it is the Serv-U ftp software, why it is there and what it plans to do?
     
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    Ok

    Tell user to post Highjackthis log

    Follow instuctions here

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15913



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    After it is posted, one of the moderators will look at it and advise user what to do.




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    If it is some kind of malware

    it can be removed through highjackthis.





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    Please tell user not to remove anything themself.

    Let moderator advise on log first.



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  9. Old_Sixteen

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    Thank you Snowbound.

    I have asked him to post here, and will continue watching the thread myself.
     
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    Your welcome Old Sixteen :)

    I am curious about what this Serv-U green icon is up to.

    I will watch for results too. ;)




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  11. Old_Sixteen

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    Snowbound,
    This user ran Ad-Aware and a full Av scan, and the Serv-U icon has gone.
    We will never know what planted it there... maybe next time.

    Thanks very much for your help.
     
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    Hi old Sixteen :D
    I'm glad user's problem is fixed.
    Hopefully Serv-U will not return.

    Happy i could help :)




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