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Avast detects a hidden file as potentially dangerous

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#1 wishmd


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:05 PM

I ran a Avast scan and it detected the hidden file Windows/system32/kdxjg.exe and judged it to be suspect. Is this file OK?

I am having a problem with a hijacked browser and wonder if this could be part of the problem?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:48 PM

I don't see anything useful on such file, using Google. Which is either suspicious or a mispelling.

Exactly what does Avast say about said file?

The fact that the file is located in the System32 folder and I don't have one in my System32 folder (no individual .exe files) would warrant enough caution on my part that I might send it to someone for analysis. I would at least run it by BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/


#3 wishmd

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:07 PM

Title was: AVIRA detects kdxjg.exe, In Windows/system32 ~ OB

It says it's "suspicious" but does not suggest deleting it (ignore - recommended). Does anyone know what this is and whether or not I should delete it?


Edited by Orange Blossom, 03 December 2008 - 10:59 PM.
Merged topics. ~ OB

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:15 PM

You could upload the file at Jotti for analysis.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

Topic is moved to Am I Infected
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:04 PM

Hello wishmd,

I merged your two topics, the one garmanma moved here to the Am I Infected forum and the one that was already in that forum. It appears as though you are running two Anti-Virus programs. Running more than one Anti-virus program increases your chance for infection as the two programs conflict with each other and argue over scanning the same file at the same time. Also, the two AV's will flag quarantined files in each other's programs. This ties up resources which are then unavailable for flagging incoming infections.

Further, I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/183808/another-browser-hijack-plus/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 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.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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