View Full Version : Manual Removal Guide for Goldun.IESwap

2008-11-28, 18:39
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Goldun.IESwap" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:


This trojan horse runs in background and swaps the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and the Microsoft file protection library with its own versions. Subsequently the IE does not work anymore or connects to a malicious site in background while the IE is being used. Removal requires to have a second scan after removal to get the original IE and file protection library back. A reboot may also be necessary to get the IE work again.
Removal Instructions:


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
The file at "<$SYSDIR>\21917".
The file at "<$SYSDIR>\23243".
The file at "<$SYSDIR>\msvcrl.dll".
The file at "<$SYSDIR>\sfc_os.dll".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Goldun.IESwap uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd) to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
Please read these instructions (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288) before requesting assistance,
Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22) where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.