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2 Questions About 2 Unknown Files.

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#1 PhilD


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 04:34 AM


I have a couple quick questions about two files
I'm not sure what to do about.

1. Norton caught a file called retadpu572.exe.tmp
recently as a trojan. It couldn't delete it so
it quarantined it.

I did a search online but couldn't find any info
on this exact file name so I sent it to Symantec to
see what they said. I got an automated email response
saying it was an non-repairable threat and I should
delete it and replace the file if necessary.

Do I need to replace this file or can just tell
Norton to delete it and forget about it? I'm assuming
I don't have to replace it but I thought I should
check before I just start deleting things.

2. I found a file (that wasn't there before)
called syscofv.exe on my C:\ drive. Does anyone
know what this is? I'm guessing it's not suppose
to be there but again a web search turned up nothing.
Should I just delete this file or is it nothing
to worry about?

I'm running Windows XP (if that matters).

- Phil

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 04:46 AM

When I do a Google search for retadpu572.exe I get a bunch of hits related to malware, so I think it's safe to assume that this is bad.

When I searched for syscofv.exe I got no information. Upload the file at Jotti for analysis and post back the results.
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#3 PhilD

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:23 PM

I did a scan on the file but it didn't find anything.

- Phil

Here's the results of the scan:

Service load: 0% 100%

File: syscofv.exe
Status: OK
MD5: b30ed395242036354fbca03239ccdd8e
Packers detected: -
Bit9 reports: File not found

Scanner results
Scan taken on 13 Aug 2007 23:14:27 (GMT)
A-Squared Found nothing
AntiVir Found nothing
ArcaVir Found nothing
Avast Found nothing
AVG Antivirus Found nothing
BitDefender Found nothing
ClamAV Found nothing
CPsecure Found nothing
Dr.Web Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus Found nothing
Fortinet Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found nothing
NOD32 Found nothing
Norman Virus Control Found nothing
Panda Antivirus Found nothing
Rising Antivirus Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus Found nothing
VirusBuster Found nothing
VBA32 Found nothing

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