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Need help in deleting MagniPic files...


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#1 kryptonsboy

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

I am so new to this, so please bare with me...I actually don't know how this happened but my PC has  managed to download and accumulate these MagniPic files.  I've googled and have done as much "investigating" and research into this as best I can and have come to discover that these might be part of a virus or some sort of malware.  Well, I came across some helpful information that gave instructions on how to perform a SEARCH on my PC and UNINSTALL the problem.  And for awhile, things were okay, the MagniPic files didn't show up in my PC's Task Manager and have had no problems whatsoever with my PC slowing down or acting up (even before I performed the UNINSTALL).

 

But now, I'm beginning to see them pop up again.  I'm still not having any obvious problems with anything, but from what I'm reading as I look more and more into what this can do, I'm getting more and more concerned as well and would welcome any and all help in removing these files as soon as possible.  Now, like I said, I'm VERY new to this and my computer is a shared one, so I'm not exactly sure when and how these files were uploaded into my PC unfortunately, so anybody patient enough to help me deal with this with any information and/or assistance I can get, I can tell you that I would be greatly appreciative...


Edited by hamluis, 18 March 2013 - 06:15 PM.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Hello kryptonsboy
 
This may well be malware so lets take a look.
 

MiniToolBox
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
 
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
 
>>>>>
 
ADW Cleaner
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
>>>>
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamicontw5.gif and save it to your desktop.
  • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.
  • Double-click on the renamed file to install, then follow these instructions
  • for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.
  • Don't forget to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning.
  • If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: 4. Issues
  • . Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
    • After completing the scan, a log report will open in Notepad.
    • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab .
    • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
    • Exit Malwarebytes when done.
    Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware. -- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, use Malwarebytes Chameleon and follow the onscreen instructions. The Chameleon folder can be accessed by opening the program folder for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (normally C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware).

Edited by boopme, 19 March 2013 - 12:16 PM.

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