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#1 sultrynights

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:42 PM

When I turned on my computer today, a folder titled Common popped up with helper.sig inside. I looked up some information on it and it sounds like it needs to be removed but has to be done carefully as to not mess up the computer. I downloaded an ad-aware program from lavasoft that was recommended and it did find quite a few things my spybot program missed, but not the common folder. That came right back up again after I rebooted.

I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but we replaced out printer last night with a new one. Since that's the only thing I've done differently just before this common folder popped up, I was wondering if that could be the cause.

Help with removing the folder would be GREATLY appreciated. If it's some sort of virus, I really want to take care of it as soon as possible.

Thanks!!

Edited by denvid, 20 February 2009 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

Worth a read, http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/showthread.php?t=226217 AND http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry905165

Rather than suggest that you attempt to solve this without advice/suggestions from those with more expertise in malware issues...I suggest that you post your situation at the BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

My reasoning for this...things change and what was recommended yesterday re malware...may not be today's solution.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:44 PM

Thanks Louis! I'll do that. :thumbsup:

Edited by denvid, 21 February 2009 - 04:44 PM.





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