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#1 raishi

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:08 PM

I ran a virus scan with AVG free edition and it found a virus in shell.exe, I accidently deleted the file and was wondering two things...will this cause any problems? and how can I replace the file if it does?

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:18 PM

Nope. Its a good thing that you deleted it. If you have anymore problems it is likely from another infection.


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:44 PM

You can use the tabs at the top of the bleeping computer webpage to lookup many startups or files you want to find more info on.
I found yours under the Startup List tab-
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/shell.exe-9019.html
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:26 PM

yes but that doesn't really tell me anything about it...

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:39 PM

Had to click on the link to make sure I was giving you the right info.
Did you click on the link in the description- http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32mytobca.html
Says it all.
Don't be fooled by the name shell, as malware likes to call themselves names that would make one believe it's part of the Windows operating system.
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