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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

How to Remove Nail.exe.

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ABetterInternet, ABetterInternet.transponder, Aurora, Nail.exe.

  • Associated Worms/Trojans: Trojan.Win32.Stervis.b, Win32.Afrootix, Troj/Dropper.Agent.AG, Trojan horse Dropper.Agent.AG, TROJ_AGENT.QW , Trojan.Aurora, Trojan.Bolger, Dloader.LI, Trojan horse Generic.CZ, Trojan horse Generic.EA, Troj/Generic, Hacktool.Rootkit, Trojan.Win32.Madtol.a, TROJ_MADTOL.A, Troj/Nail, Trojan.Nail
  • Executable Files: adbltzun.exe; aurareco.exe; aurora.exe; aurora-wise1.exe; bho_prob.exe; biprep.exe; buddy.exe; morphrec.exe; nail.exe; newdevin.exe; polall1b.exe; poller.exe; svcproc.exe; thnall~1.exe (thnall1b.exe; thnall1p.exe; thnall2r.exe; thnall2r.exe); uacupg.exe; and many more.
  • Dynamic Link Libraries: aurorahandler.dll; banner.dll; bi.dll; bolger.dll; ceres.dll; drpmon.dll; imgiant.dll; zserv.dll; and many more.
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  • Related Articles: Important Removal Tool Note. Fighting Malware with Standard Windows Tools (February 25, 2007). You may have more in your bag of tricks than you realize.
  • Notes: Aurora.ABetterInternet and Nail.exe are two separate items that are generally bundled together -- so generally that they are widely addressed as the same infection. BI.dll, ceres.dll, host.dll and newdevin.exe have been identified as transponder files.

    • Nail.exe can be removed by running the NailFix.exe tool followed by the Ewido Security Suite. This should be followed by running CCleaner or CleanUp! (on prefetch files and recycle bins for all users). All tools should be run with Windows in Safe Mode.
    • The Nail.exe file itself can be removed by NailFix.exe or the Ewido Security Suite. Many or all of the active components of Aurora or ABetterInternet can be removed by the Ewido Security Suite. Again, all tools should be run with Windows in Safe Mode.
    • Trlokom claims that its 15 day trialware product, SpyWall, can remove Aurora. This presumably includes the file Nail.exe.

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