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[filename]srv.exe duplicating virus

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I just reinstalled windows xp on my computer ironically to start fresh because of a previous virus. But one of the files that I backed up from the computer was infected with a virus that duplicated every .exe file when opened and added 'srv' on the end. So now I have over 2,000 files with [filename]srv.exe, [filename]srvsrv.exe, [filename]srvsrvsrv.exe and so on.

It has also created c:\programfiles\microsoft\desktoplayer.exe

I just did a MalwareBytes scan which found Backdoor.Bifrose in 'c:\program files\system32', Trojan.ZbotR.Gen in a registry value and Hijack.UserInit in registry data.

Could someone please advise me on how to get rid of this virus and also what this virus actually does?

Thanks in advance :D

edit: also would it be more advisable to to a clean reformat. i have read some other topics on this and it seems that after this infection there is no guarantee that the system will stay clean.

I think i know the file that was carrying the virus. It was an .exe file. Will it be safe if I back up my files but do not include any exe files, then reformat and install windows again?

Edited by fadingout, 05 October 2010 - 03:37 PM.

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