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foxfire, opera, ie are unstable


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#1 shades of eternity

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:43 PM

long story short, opera, ie and foxfire have become really unstable.

shortly afterwards I had a system crash,

the thing is this continued to after reinstalling the operating system with windows xp and a new hard drive.

When I run combofix after the reinstallation I didn't find anything, but it says grep.exe has failed but must close.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:12 PM

Hi, I am not fully sure this is a malware issue.,especially after an install. Did you Re format the drive first?
The file grep.exe is related to Yahoo! Widgets, formerly Konfabulator. have you just added this?
Do a file search and locate it's path(s).

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "grep.exe" has never been identified as a threat. ThreatExpert
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