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Old 17-12-2008
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Folder Changed Automatically Into .exe

hai friend , when i click an folder that is automatically change in to .exe type and when i scan with symantic it is showing -infostealer.yahmali - how can i solve my problem please help any one

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Old 17-12-2008
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Re: Folder Changed Automatically Into .exe


Infostealer.Yahmali is an application that can steal Yahoo! Messenger user name and password on the infected computer and sends it to a remote attacker.

Removal Instructions
Infostealer.Yahmali removal procedure requires technical know-how on computer troubleshooting. It is better to consult your LAN Administrator or Technical Persons to avoid additional damage on your computer if modifications on Services and Registry have to be done.

HOW TO REMOVE Infostealer.Yahmali :
1. Temporarily Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Reboot computer in SafeMode
4. Run a full system scan and clean/delete all infected files
5. Delete/Modify any values added to the registry.

Navigate to and delete the following entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\"shell" = "explorer.exe "C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\[ORIGINAL TROJAN FILENAME].exe [RANDOM CHARACTERS]"

Restore the following registry entries to their original values, if required:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\"HideFileExt" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\"ShowSuperHidden" = "0"

6. Exit registry editor and restart the computer.

7. In order to make sure that threat is completely eliminated from your computer, carry out a full scan of your computer using AntiVirus and Antispyware Software. Another way to delete the virus using various Antivirus Program without the need to install can be done with Online Virus Scanner.
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