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Hi, I've been a tech for 20 years but I've never seen any sort of malware like this and I was wondering if anyone has heard of it or has any experience...


In Windows 7, the exploit appears to be a trojan that literally uninstalls and replaces all program files, services, registry etc.  After gutting the system, it replaces the files with an entirely new OS that operates as a remotely controlled   'Virtual server' using a modified version of "Windows Virtual PC" system that apparently sends spam and logs all personal information. Many of these replacement files come from a website called : www.w3.org"


The virtual OS environment is very complete and detailed.. I was fooled for quite awhile until I realized that even my Google Chrome browser was 'sandboxed'.


Since "Windows"n isn't "Windows' anymore, there's no way to run a software tool to remove an infection, the whole OS IS the infection..


I made the mistake of copying this thing using a file manger booted up using Hirens.  I transferred the copy to clean offline old XP machine that I use for analysis and it must have had some sort of 'auto-run' feature that stays active because it re-configured that machine in under 5 minutes.  It even created an odd hidden fat partition to store it's core files.

I can't run conventional tools on this thing because it's 'virtual' and it basically decides what it wants to run and unless I boot from a bootdisk I have yet to understand how to shut down the virtual layer.


I've never seen anything this involved before and I haven't been able to find anything on the net about it..  Any ideas?


Thanks LB

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We had zero access a few years ago that created its own partition and modified the MBR.  Sounds like this is taking it one step farther.  I haven't seen ZA recently so I guess they have been developing a new version.  Can you run a FRST scan from a USB drive?




Can you use Hirens to get a copy of the MBR, zip it up and attach it to a reply?

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