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#1 samuel3

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:42 AM

Today, i went on my dads computer, he doesn't know much about computers, but on the desktop i found a file on the desktop called 'bob' ive scanned the whole PC with AVG 8.0, Spybot S&D, Malware Bytes and Ad-Aware and nothing was found.

Im not sure if its a threat, but the file appearing called 'bob' seems very unausal.

Anyone heard or know about it?

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:35 AM

I dunno who Bob is but you can scan any file at Jotti and get a read on whether it's malware. Here's the link.




http://virusscan.jotti.org/

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:01 AM

Could this be relevant ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Bob

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

Could this be relevant ?

I remember MSBob, he was pretty cool in his day, though not likely to be on an XP desktop. He died with Win95. :thumbsup:
Right click the shortcut, select properties, look for target location. If it lists one, that should tell you what it is.

Edited by HitSquad, 22 October 2008 - 08:33 AM.





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