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What Is Mfstall?

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#1 txsugarbear


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:05 PM

Hi Everyone
I am new here. I am from Texas and heard great things about this site. I have a couple questions...I have windows XP home addition...First question I just found a file under Program files...it is called MFINSTALL....I never installed anything by that name.....what is it????? Also, my IE keeps crashing...Microsoft keeps telling me to run a 203 hour test on it (just kidding)...but haven't had the time...I run my virus program 24/7 so I know my computer is ok...any ideas...and btw nice to meet everyone :thumbsup:
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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:42 PM

Hi txsugarbear.

Welcome to BleepingComputer.

This would appear to be a part of MS MultiFunction Services. I have no idea what it does but would be inclined to leave it alone without further research.


(No single antivirus program is foolproof so I would recommend you run a full system scan with Windows Live OneCare. Can't hurt and may just fix your problem - could be time well spent).


Edited by rowal5555, 24 October 2007 - 04:49 PM.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:52 PM



Does this program come to mind ?

Title: MFInstall
URL of the download publisher: http://content.ancestry.co.uk/Browse/install2

URL of the download: http://imageservice.ancestry.com/MFInstall/MFInstall.exe
Filename: MFInstall.exe


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#4 usasma


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:45 AM

Running a protection package 24/7 is no guarantee of not getting infected. Each day a number of people come to my shop with computers that they run protection on 24/7.

In most cases they've become infected by allowing the malware onto their systems. Here's the 3 most common ways:
1) Opening/viewing an email (from anyone) without scanning it first
2) Downloading stuff off the internet and running it without scanning it first
3) Closing popup windows by clicking on them (anywhere) - only close these through the Task Bar (right click and select "Close") or from Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del)

All that having been said, I'd suggest checking to see if anything has slipped by your protection by trying these free, online scans:
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