The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Cactus.D" 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:

  • trojan

This trojan horse installs a corrupted mp3 file with a song from james blunt. Variants installs this corrupted mp3 in system start. There are also other executables being installed and run in background without user notice.
Supposed Functionality:
Supposed to be a media file or related to the mediaplayer
Removal Instructions:


Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.
  • Entries named "Windoze" and pointing to "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\*.mp3".


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D 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,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.