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Hello. Recently my computer was hit with what seems to be HDD scan trojan. I used the instruction on beepingcomputer.com. I safe-started the computer, used Rkill. Then used Malwarebyte which found 5 problems.

Then it prompted for a re-start, which I did. That led to Chkdsk scan which fixed hard drive problems and then when the computer re-booted, I got the umpteen HDD scan errors again!

So I repeated the procedure (I just did the quick scan the second time instead of the full scan I did the first time). Found 2 problems with malwarebyte and then re-started the computer fine, but then again, HDD scan errors!

I can see where all the start files are hidden (in a folder with smtmp in a temp folder), so I think this is a HDD scan trojan. Please help! I am totally confused now and don't know how to remove this problem (I haven't tried using unhide.exe since the trojan seems to be still active).

I tried to use DSS.com to get the logs, but it keeps failing. Pleae help! Thank you.

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Hi, newbie2012:

Yes, some of the infections circulating these days are REALLY tough to remove & can really damage one's system.

We cannot work on malware removal in this sub-section of the forum, so please read below for assistance with cleaning your system.

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use any temporary file cleaners unless instructed to do so - they can cause data loss, making it hard to recover your system. And please do not run any specialized tools (Combofix, etc) without expert assistance, as they can also mess up your system.


OPTION 1: Free, one-on-one, expert assistance in the Malware Removal Forum.

OPTION 2: For paid users of MBAM PRO, free, one-on-one, expert assistance from the MBAM support helpdesk.

OPTION 3: Fee-based, one-on-one, expert assistance from Premium Support.


  • Please print out, read and carefully follow the instructions in the "I'm Infected - What Do I Do Now?" article.
  • --->If the infection has so crippled the computer that you cannot complete some or all of the steps (you mention that you can't run DDS), then just do the best you can and start a new topic as described below.

  • Then please start a new post in the Malware Removal Forum.
  • When starting your new post, please note the following:
  • Please do NOT post in a topic started by someone else, even if their problem sounds similar.
  • Please COPY/PASTE the requested logs directly into your post, rather than attaching them.
  • Under options, please be sure to select "track this topic" and "immediate email notification", so you'll know when a helper responds.

  • Please be patient - it may be 48 hours or more before a helper can assist you, especially when the forum is very busy.
  • Please do NOT "bump" your topic or reply back to it for at least 48 hours.
  • Doing so may cause your topic to be overlooked, as it will appear that you are already being helped.


If you are a paid user of MBAM PRO and would like support via the helpdesk, please contact them here.


If you prefer the Malwarebytes Premium Services (comprehensive solutions to all your computer support needs – from installation and set-up to troubleshooting and tune-ups), please go to the Premium Support site here.

Please be patient – someone will assist you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much,


PS Please use the "Reply to this Topic" or "More Reply Options" buttons (instead of the “Quote” and “MultiQuote” buttons) when replying here & at the other forums. That will make your topic easier to follow. :)

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