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Thread: Removing Diablo Keys?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Removing Diablo Keys?

    I think my system may be infected with Diablo Keys. Here's the story:

    I signed onto AOL which has a new SpyZapper feature. AOL's SpyZapper detected that I have Diablo Keys.

    I ran Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, and Symantec AntiVirus and they showed that my system was completely clean.

    Then, I Googled "Diablo Keys" and I came across a website (http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-diablo-keys.html) that listed all the processes and files associated with Diablo Keys. I checked my system and none of the processes were running and none of the files were there...except for one file called hand.ani.

    So my questions are the following:

    1. What else can I do to make sure that I don't have Diablo Keys?
    2. Is hand.ani a malicious file?

    Thanks in advance for any help

  2. #2
    AO Ancient: Team Leader
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Rename the file to hand.ani.old and restart the computer.... Do whatever you do and see if anything odd occurs.

    If it doesn't, you're fine.....
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
    \"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides

  3. #3
    Junior Member
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    Mar 2005
    Thanks! I renamed the file and rebooted my computer...but 2 of the past 3 times I rebooted my computer I got a "Generic Host Processes for Win32 Services" error.

    Also, is it normal to have 5 instances of svchost.exe running? Two of them are running under user name "System", two are running under "Network Service" and the last one is running under "Local Service".

  4. #4
    Dead Man Walking
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    If you have even one of those files listed you may consider your self comprimised. More research is in store for you and best of luck to ya

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    For your svchost.exe questions, try this link: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056
    If you ever have questions about win files, support.micro...... is usually a good place to start digging.

  6. #6
    Hoopy Frood
    Join Date
    Jun 2004

    Re: Removing Diablo Keys?

    Originally posted here by BlackBox80

    2. Is hand.ani a malicious file?
    http://www.2-spyware.com/file-hand-ani.html (Google == powerful. )

    - Xierox
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    -- Søren Kierkegaard

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