Re: tools: sdra64 virus?

Subject: Re: tools: sdra64 virus?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Technical Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Gregory P Sweet" <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:57:34 -0700

So did you actually remove this file from your computer, or just disable
it in startup using msconfig? If the latter, that's just the standard
warning Windows gives anytime you disable a startup program until you
get rid of it (msconfig is meant to be used for diagnostic purposes, not
as a permanent startup control). I don't have Vista and the XP
equivalent of that standard warning reads differently, but it still
sounds like the same thing to me.

You need to actually remove the virus from the computer and then clean
the registry to strip out its tracks, not just disable it.

I usually turn first to for info on new malware and
viruses. This is what's on the site for this one:

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregory P Sweet" <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
> Just wondering if anyone has dealt with the sdra64.exe virus on a
> Vista
> machine. I caught when the machine was infected and shut down my
> Internet
> connection immediately, ran windows defender which found and cleaned
> the
> virus. The yesterday Windows seemingly forgot who it was and started
> reporting that it was not genuine, which being an OEM copy installed
> by
> DELL I knew it was. Working through the resolution of that issue, I
> remove
> some stuff from the start up process, and upon reboot got an error
> message
> that sdra64.exe had stopped working and asking if I wanted to debug. I
> know, classic windows, reports that the stopped virus is an error. So
> i
> searched for sdra64.exe and it appears to be a particularly nasty
> virus but
> I cannot find anything about it on Symantec or Microsoft.


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