Troj/Torpig-A

Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Trojan
Prevalence: Small Number of Reports

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Characteristics

  • Turns off anti virus applications
  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Modifies data on the computer
  • Steals information
  • Drops more malware

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing Trojans.

Change any data that may have become compromised.

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003

In Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 you will also need to edit the following registry entry for each user who ran the virus. The removal of this entry is optional in Windows 95/98/Me. Please read the warning about editing the registry.

At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens.

Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup. On the 'Registry' menu, click 'Export Registry File'. In the 'Export Range' panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.

Each user has a registry area named HKEY_USERS\[code number indicating user]\. For each user locate the entry:

HKU\[code number]\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
explorer
<Windows system folder>\service\explorer.exe

and delete it if it exists.

Close the registry editor.

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