OS: XP SP3
Comodo Version: 3.12.111745.560
Virus Sig. Database version: 3103
I have had this problem for a couple of weeks. One day I notice that Comodo wasn’t doing the automatic updates as it usually does. I tried going to the website and it was blocked. At first, I thought I had a problem with the Internet con. but other websites still worked. Out of curiosity, I tried going to avg.com and that didn’t work as well! It turns out that all major websites for antivirus companies were blocked. So I immediately suspected that it was some type of malware that has corrupted my system in some way. Very clever indeed! What will they think of next?
Anyway, I searched on the net for a solution and found the same problem. They recommended that the ‘hosts’ file was corrupted and I needed to replace it. So I downloaded a new hosts file (XP version) from them and replaced the existing corrupted one located at:
After this, they recommended that I enter Command Prompt and enter this command:
net stop dnscache
I then restarted my browser and tried going to Comodo.com and it worked. I then hit the update on Comodo and that worked also. This solved the problem temporarily though. The next day the same problem happened. I have been repeating the process for a week now and it is getting tedious!
I still suspect that something is wrong. Whenever I update the virus database, it takes only a second? It reaches 5% and then notifies that everything is updated and goes green. Maybe it’s a trick? I don’t know. My virus database version is 3103.
I think I got this virus/malware when I went to France and put my USB drive into someone’s computer (no pun intended!). It wasn’t a French computer but one from Ghana Africa! Immediately I started having problems with my USB. I still am not able to format it as it says that there is a process happening. I tried doing a hard format in the Drive Management and it formatted but a ‘Recycler’ folder remains on there, appears for a second and then disappears. Comodo located a strange file called kure.exe that was in the processes. I stopped this and deleted the file. I also submitted it to Comodo for analysis. I don’t know if this USB problem is related to the hosts file that keeps on getting corrupted but both problems started happening at the same time.
Here are the messages I get when I plug in my USB drive:
First I get a Comodo defense alert for rundll32.exe trying to execute jwgkvsq.vmx (see uploaded picture)
Then after a minute, I get a windows RUNDLL error message regarding jwgkvsq.vmx - access denied (also picture uploade)
Does anybody know how to solve this problem permanently? I’m sure the Comodo staff have heard of this problem and may have a solution for it already. Please help! I would really appreciate any guidance!
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