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Backdoor.EggDrop - Removal

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 10, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:45:32 AM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.EggDrop.130, Backdoor.EggDrop.14, Backdoor.EggDrop.149 [Kaspersk
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.
  1. Update the virus definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and write down all the filenames detected as Backdoor.EggDrop.
  3. Find the service that points to Backdoor.EggDrop. Stop the service and set the startup type to manual. Restart the computer.
  4. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Backdoor.EggDrop.
For details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

    The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available here. For detailed instructions on how to download and install the Intelligent Updater virus definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site, click here.

2. Scanning for and recording the names of the infected files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as infected with Backdoor.EggDrop, write down the names.

3. Finding and stopping the service
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type services.msc, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and select the service that was detected as Backdoor.EggDrop.
  4. Click Action, and then click Properties.
  5. Click Stop.
  6. Change Startup Type to Manual.
  7. Click OK and close the Services window.
  8. Restart the computer.

4. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as infected with Backdoor.EggDrop, click Delete.


Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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