Trojan and Malware "Puper" Removal
This section provides tutorial notes on how to remove 'Puper' generated .EXE files.
My only experience with Trojan Puper was again on my friend's computer this summer.
While looking at the c:\windows\system32, I noticed 3 strange suspicious files:
07/21/2006 09:43 PM 17,750 vqfupqnr.exe
07/24/2006 12:22 AM 17,750 opuryycl.exe
07/24/2006 09:51 PM 17,750 uceysmkw.exe
I zipped all 3 suspicious files into a zip file, exe_200607.zip, and delete them from the system directory.
When I tried to open this zip file, my McAfee VirusScan On-Access Scan showed and
reported that those files are Puper trojans:
vqfupqnr.exe Puper Trojan Deleted
opuryycl.exe Puper Trojan Deleted
uceysmkw.exe Puper Trojan Deleted
Okay. This was nice. VirusScan is doing the job to pretect my system.
But that VirusScan report seemed wrong. None of the Puper descriptions on the Internet says
that Puper Trojan will create an .exe file with a name of 8 random letters.
I need to find another virus detection tool to look those suspicious files.
- Puper Trojan modifies Internet Explorer settings to redirect default starting and search page
to some advertiser Web site.
- McAfee VirusScan reports a 17,750 bytes uceysmkw.exe file as a Puper Trojan file.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction to Microsoft Windows
Introduction to Windows Explorer
Introduction to Internet Explorer
"Paint" Program and Computer Graphics
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size
GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background
"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool
"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
FTP Server, Client and Commands
"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server
Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"
Spyware Adware Detection and Removal
IE Addon Program Listing and Removal
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
►Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
What Is Trojan Puper?
►Trojan and Malware "Puper" Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network
Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router
Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool
"tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information
"msconfig" - System Configuration Tool
Configuring and Managing System Services
Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools
Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
Winsock - Windows Sockets API
Java on Windows
Glossary of Terms
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