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Spyware? Mulitple Pops ups & Wierd folder


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#1 PCJockey

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

I have several issues that are probably related but I will list them separately for clarity.

1. Over the past couple of months I have been having an occasional issue where when I try to exit Internet Explorer the browser goes crazy and Internet Explorer windows are opened up multiple times one right after the other. It can be nearly impossible to close all of the instances of it without shutting down the computer completely.

2. I recently found out that my office network has been infected with the confiker worm and it has been going on for a while un-discovered.

3. In my scheduled tasks folder I keep seeing 2 tasks that I did not create called AD1 and AD2 and they re-appear even after I delete them, but I don't know where they come from and I don't know exactly when they reappear.

4. I have a folder of unknown origin in my program files called Dl_cats. It contains files that I know I did not install. I included a screen shot of the contents.

5. I have seen a trojan in my McAffee logs that has been hitting me for about a week and McAffee says it has cleaned it. I am including a screen shot of that as well.

I do Windows Updates regularly, run McAffee Anti-Virus version 9.3, with Firewall version 10.3. I update the definations regularly and scan often. I have not seen any notifications of this virus, but I can see the one listed in log mentioned above. I also recently downloaded and installed Windows Defender and I run it along with McAffee.

My office is running Symantec End Point protection version 11 and it is catching the varient of confiker called Downloadadup.B, but I haven't seen any evidence that my computer either got it, or has cleaned it.

Do you know what the Dl_cats folder is? Do you see any evidence in my logs to indicate I have a spyware or virus infection? What are the AD1 and AD2 scheduled tasks?

Thank you for any assistance

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:47 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:41 PM

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