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I just did a scan with MWB, and it found Spyware.Zbot in a recycle bin (I opened up Windows' recycle bin and couldn't see it, however).

Anyways, Microsoft says that it was/is a trojan: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Win32%2fZbot

Now I'm concerned, essentially about a potential keylogger. Should I change my financial passwords? I'm really not sure when I got this trojan.

Any suggestions?

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I do have a couple of other questions.

1. I'd like to find out WHEN this thing got on my computer. Would it be acceptible to have MWB restore it from Quarantine, just to try to see what date Windows gives me for its placement onto the computer?

2. I'd also like to see why MSSE didn't pick it up. I'd like to try a scan (with that program) of my computer, after restoring this file from quarantine.

I'm thinking that simply placing malware back into the recycle bin wouldn't hurt too much, but you never know, so I'm asking here....

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Now I'm concerned, essentially about a potential keylogger. Should I change my financial passwords? I'm really not sure when I got this trojan.

It would not hurt to change your password, however I would only do it from a known CLEAN computer and not from this one until its been confirmed clean.

Also, its up to you about restoring the file, but if you don't know exactly what your doing, you can end up making things worst.

That being said.....

Please see the following pinned topic which has information on how to get help with this: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

Thank you

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Thanks, Firefox, I started a new thread in the malware removal forum.

You know, I have a paid subscription to MWB, its just that after my comp started freezing after running it alongside MSSE, I stopped using its realtime protection. I'd like to find out if I need to junk MSSE and start using MWB all the time. When I know my computer is clean, I'll see what I can tell about exactly what was installed, and should have been picked up,

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You are quite welcome....

I have installed MSE alongside with Malwarebytes PRO and have not had any issues with both running together even without exceptions added. Perhaps once you get your system checked out, come back here and we can help you get both of them running alongside each other.

Also, its up to you if you want to ditch MSE, but if you do; you still have to install another antivirus program because Malwarebytes alone is not enough protection. Malwarebytes is not an Anti-Virus program, this is why you still have to have an antivirus program installed.

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Alright. Mr C is already helping me in the other thread. When that's done, I'll come back and start a new thread on how to get everything running at the same time...

You are quite welcome....

I have installed MSE alongside with Malwarebytes PRO and have not had any issues with both running together even without exceptions added. Perhaps once you get your system checked out, come back here and we can help you get both of them running alongside each other.

Also, its up to you if you want to ditch MSE, but if you do; you still have to install another antivirus program because Malwarebytes alone is not enough protection. Malwarebytes is not an Anti-Virus program, this is why you still have to have an antivirus program installed.

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