Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.A (Microsoft), Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra (Sunbelt), Backdoor.Win32.Plugx, Backdoor.Win32.Plugx (Ikarus)
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
20 Jul 2012
21 Jul 2012
Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as BKDR_PLUGX.AF
Remove malware/grayware files that dropped/downloaded BKDR_PLUGX.AF
Restart in Safe Mode
Delete this registry key
Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.
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Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as BKDR_PLUGX.AF. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.