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#1 dragonpop


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:09 PM

I'm about as new to computers as one can get, So here goes...
When I click on my screen, I get an error message about something called " xpa.exe"
I do not have the faintest idea what that is or why it is.
If anyone could please explain why I am getting this message, your assisstance will be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Carolyn


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

Hi dragonpop,

That file may be associated with a rogue security program.

I recommend that you post a HijackThis log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum for assistance.

Instructions for downloading and running HijackThis can be found Unzip Hijackthis/make A Shortcut, Important How-To's
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#3 Maurice Naggar

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:50 PM

<kibbitz> Hello dragonpop,

Indeed you've been hit with the "XP Antivirus" rogue-malware. If the message-window is still on your screen, do NOT press the X-button to close.
Use the ALT+F4 keys method.
Press and hold the ALT key, and then press F4 function key.
That is the Windows standard way of closing any window that is in the active foreground.

Please do as dragonpop has suggested.
All the best.
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