Taskbar Bug

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by Tracccker178, May 27, 2005.

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  1. Tracccker178

    Tracccker178 Registered Member

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    Hey guys I need to know what kind of worm or bug would keep flashing
    an application box without a logo in the taskbar. I found the
    W32.Ahker.E@mm name in the temp. internet files folder but no trace
    of worm or spyware in the registry. What does this worm mutate into
    if anything at all. What ever it is keeps flashing a box in the taskbar
    about every 10 mins. I cant seem to find any trace of anything and
    DCS has looked at my AS file and says everthing is fine. Anybody have
    any suggestions to what it might be. o_O o_O o_O o_O
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hi there, and welcome to worm country! ;)
    How did you find that name, did you do all the scans recommended here?
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=50662
    Looked at this description?
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.ahker.e@mm.html
    Due to the lengthy description there i might have missed something like your flashing taskbar.
    Think a HJT log is needed in addition to this.

    BTW: Has it any color, and does this describe your situation?
    DSL Monitor spdstrm.exe Comes with Efficient Networks DSL Modems. Little red/green/yellow flashing icon in system tray.
     
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  3. Tracccker178

    Tracccker178 Registered Member

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    The problem was isolated and the taskbar bug turned into a desktop window.
    The problem was a runtime error with HP Task Manager not staying in the
    background. It was acting like a pop-up without the window. That made
    it look like a worm. The Ahker name I dont know where that came from but
    I did find hacking evidence on the machine via an unkown account.
    The links that you supplied is the best advice someone could give.

    Thank You ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D :D :D
     
  4. Jooske

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    Glad it helped you, i saw the other thread about finding the hack attempt on your system. Like to hear all about it's discovery and cleansing out and such details if you can reveal them!
     
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