2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2010 12:17 PM by piscess86

    Discovered Exploit-Elono-Trojan in Temporary Internet Files

      Three days ago while surfing on the web McAfee had alerted me that it had found a trojan located in my temporary internet files named exploit-elono-trojan, then while trying to urgently click off windows internet explorer the whole screen got stuck which gave me no other option but to press the power button off and restart my system. I then did a full system scan twice plus deleted the web browsers history to make sure and turns out everythings fine, now my question is this, how do I really make sure that this one trojan is not still lingering somewhere? and what actions should I take in order from this point? did McAfee get rid of the trojan? and last but not least what should be done when a trojan is found and the screen gets stuck? just as a precaution for the future.

        • 1. Re: Discovered Exploit-Elono-Trojan in Temporary Internet Files
          k3tg

          I recommend you run Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.org and SuperAntispyware www.superantispyware.com

           

          Both of these programs are free and catch a lot of stuff that may be lurking around. They always come in handy for second opinions and I would suggest you run each of them at least once a week. I used both of these programs for the past couple of years. You mentioned you ran full McAfee scans twice and deleted the web browsers history. I would venture to say you are OK. Your screen getting stuck is usually related to Internet Explorer. IE8 is recommended but I occasionally have stuck screens also. A friend of mine is an IT specialist for a Fortune 500 company and he always tells me it is the nature of the beast with IE

          • 2. Re: Discovered Exploit-Elono-Trojan in Temporary Internet Files

            Thank you k3tg I've done the required scanning and seems that everything is safe for now, all that SuperAntiSpyware detects is one tracking cookie which is the ad.yieldmanager that yahoo places so there are no threats phew...

             

            now there is still that one other question, what shall I do if once again encountering a trojan and in that current moment the screen goes stuck again? just hit the pc's power button or wait till the screen freeze to go away on it's own