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Huge dll in system folder heaxe.dll

OS is XPsp2 Pro. The dll called heaxe.dll appears in the windows\system32 folder even after safe mode removal with system restore disabled and grows to multi GB size eventually filling up the entire drive. All scans and searches with latest virus and spyware apps shows no infected items. No strange entires in the usual run spots. Web search produces very little info and no clear explanation of what this is or how to correct it. Continuing diagnostics to try and determine if this is an OS bug or a new unknown hack.
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ioannidi
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ioannidiAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the comments so far but I have already found these links. The issue is that nothing I could find yet has provided any explanation about what is causing this or what kind of hack exactly it is. None of the security apps seem to find anything.
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softplusCommented:
I'd say trojan or spy/adware ... Which tools did you try?
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realitybytesCommented:
well if we are speculating, my money is on trojan spam server.
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softplusCommented:
yeah, my though as well - mails + addresses ...
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r-kCommented:
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OS is XPsp2 Pro. The dll called heaxe.dll appears in the windows\system32 folder
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This is the signature file of Hacker Defender rootkit. Please downoad and run the following program in order to detect it:

 http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/rootkitreveal.shtml

If it is confirmed, you will want to connect your drive as slave drive to another system, then delete the files revealed by the above program.
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