View Full Version : Manual Removal Guide for YopsBot

2008-11-29, 23:05
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "YopsBot" 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:


connects to the internet in background
dowloads Smitfraud related files
hijacks Hostfile to block Antivirusupdateservers and Websites
Supposed Functionality:
comes with WMF Exploit thus beeing installed via a picture
Removal Instructions:


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

The file at "<$WINDIR>\cmdid.dat".
The file at "<$WINDIR>\dvpd.dll".
The file at "<$WINDIR>\netdx.dat".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If YopsBot 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.