2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2011 5:25 AM by Jayadeep NR

    mswsock.dll - Trojan Detected which resulted in Real time scanning disabled + Internet Connection Disabled

      Hi Friends,

                          My system recently affected with a trogan virus "Generic.dx!zug" on file mswsock.dll


      My system configuration :-

      Toshiba Qosmio X-500

      Windows 7 Ultimate

      Mcafee total Protection 2011 - fully updated 14-june-2011

      6GB Ram

      1.5TB HDD


      The symptoms was when i restarted my laptop after installing many update softwares.

      Suddenly Mcafee Virus alert kept Pop-ing on my main screen.

      I clicked restart now to remove the trogan.

      But after Restart it kept on poping the same message again and again.

      I had restarted almost 10 times.



      Then when i tried manually remove the file mswsock.dll from safe mode,Following happened :-


      1. Mcafee Real time scanning got disabled. I am not able to 'on' Real time scanning there after.its automatically Changing to "off" condition

      2. Unable to connect to internet. Chrome and IE

      3. When i did a full scan, in between this Virus message poped, Thus my scan got stuck there.

      4. I was unsuccessful to remove the file because its in use and need authorization from microsft Trusted installer and some craps.....


      Please help me to avoid this Virus.

      I may upload the virus alert dialog.


      If you need any more information please let me know.


      Thank you


      Rashid Bin Jafer