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Can Someone Explain Crypto For Me?


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#1 m1kko

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 06:16 AM

hi folks, of the 4 pc`s in my home (all running xp pro sp2) one has this 4mb file within All users/application data called Crypto/machine keys and its making my AV scan logs(NOD 32) massive as every entry in this file comes up on the scan log. In looking around with mr google I can now say I know what its related to but it would be great to know what program is utilising it and wether it can be pruned a little maybe.
As it happens this is my wife`s pc and she does a lot of Ebaying so thats probably the culprit but it would be nice to know. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:07 PM

Don't have a clue what this is but you can try excluding this thing from being scanned by Nod32 under AMON>setup>exclusions.
This won't effect Nod32 from detecting a virus that may creep into whatever this crypto thing is.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for that Tom , I did know how to exclude it from scanning but that doesn't answer the question.
As its a microsoft program related to certificate exchange I don't think there's anything malicious but this is the sort of function that would be a prime target of those wanting to corrupt so i'm loathe to exclude it.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:05 PM

Some type of keylogger or encryption application? Maybe post a Hijack This log to be safe
Hijack This preparation guide
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:53 AM

Some type of keylogger or encryption application?


Perhaps if i show the full path C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys maybe you will understand that its a "normal" file thats on every XP OS .The thing I cant find out is(A)why its so big and (B, is it critical to remain unchanged.?

Dont think i dont appreciate your efforts and thanks for them.I understand the answer to this would probably be buried somewhere in the MSKB but who's got the time. Really im just hoping a supergeek is browsing and needs a challenge. :thumbsup:

Edited by m1kko, 19 November 2007 - 04:05 AM.





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