Windows 10: Petrabros.exe

  1.    04 Dec 2016 #1

    Petrabros.exe


    cant find out how to rid myself of it. any pointers? tried defender(after i got it to work), CCleaner, ad-aware, malwarebytes, regedit.
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  2. MoxieMomma's Avatar
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       04 Dec 2016 #2

    Hi:

    That seems to be a very old malware variant (a Google search turned up hits from as far back as 2001; without seeing some sort of scan log/file path, one cannot be sure that these are the same thing).
    That's probably why Malwarebytes did not see it -- MBAM only targets current malware in the wild, typically less than 3 months old.
    And CCleaner is not a malware cleaner, so it may not see it, either.

    I wonder if any of the current anti-virus or anti-malware applications will detect it.
    You might try the ESET Online scanner (it's very thorough).
    Panda and Zemana also have 2nd-opinion scanners.

    Another suggestion might be Revo Uninstaller.

    If all else fails, you might need a trained malware expert to assist you with a custom script.

    >>Before doing anything major, I would create a system restore point and (perhaps) backup the registry.

    MM
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