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Some Sort Of Curruption Program?


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#1 Strifez912

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

Hello, my name is Jay and I have a problem that I hope that you can assist me in fixing. One of my friends has suggested this forum to me when I was seeking help so I decided that it could not hurt to ask. I have seen one of your threads I'm not sure if it's old or not but it was about trojans and files named pos25A and it's a TMP file that is only around 7 KB but the problem is...is that there's a countless number of them in my C: drive also my laptop is now running at a entirely slower pace than normal, and I am also getting the most random popup warning messages that I have never seen before. I hope that I can get some assistance about this soon, and thank you in advance.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:23 AM

Welcome to BC Strifez912 :flowers:

Can you describe the pop-up warnings? What do they look like, what do they say?

Do you have any security programs on your computer? If so, what are they?

What is your operating system? Windows XP, Vista, etc.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:43 AM

This is a new infection which will create thousands of pos*.tmp files in the root of the system volume (usually your C: Drive). Deleting the files will only lead to their replacement. The malware may also attack legit programs and create new filenames with space(s) in the name before its extension. Removal will require further investigation and the use of more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a hijackthis log.

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install the current version of HJT in the proper location.) If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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