Is this a virus

Discussion in 'PC and I.T support/Advice posts' started by artyman, May 23, 2012.

  1. artyman

    artyman MB Enthusiast

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    I've just had AVG alert me to a program that wants to run

    Windows Command Processor is requesting your permission to run
    C:\Users\Ken\AppData\Local\Temp\dwemgqvyfgcvgsyu.exe

    Just looked in the folder and the Icon looks like text on a page with flames, rather worrying!

    Is this a virus trying to get in. Just scanned it with AVG and it came up clear.
     
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    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Whatever you do, dont click on an exe such as this. delete it
     
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    Delete it!!!! It may well start a root kit or zero access threat! 40 pc's rebuilt at work due to similarly named files.
    Check your startup folder.
    Xp: all users and any user profiles
    Windows 7: \appdata\ and public profiles and programdata folders...
     
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    artyman MB Enthusiast

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    The loader exe was in my Startup folder, restarted in Safe Mode, delete all instances of it and edited the registry. Could have done without that wasting my time. Wondering how it sneaked past my AVG
     
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    John Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's a constant race amongst AV providers and between them and the turd community.

    So not all products will detect everything everytime.

    It's certainly worth running a mix of your preferred AV product and as recommended, something like Malware Bytes (which isn't memory resident i.e. running all the time).

    If you run a full scan of each after ensuring they are up to date, and they find nothing, that doesn't guarantee you don't have anything but it means it is less likely.

    As a preventative measure, ensure you apply all Windows security updates promptly to avoid anything from using security loopholes in Windows to become a squatter...
     
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    Malwarebytes gets my vote everytime. Its usually the one piece of software that will detect and remove malware and infections.
    A friend of mine's PC was badly infected and I even had problems downloading the software as the malware was looking for this to be downloaded and tried to prevent installation. Once installed and after three scans the PC was fine.
     
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