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#1 youthedog4

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:22 PM

Ok, I just logged on as normal, ended the normal useless tasks and I found a few unordinary ones.. first one is a .exe file I found in C:/Windows "instsp2.exe" the description is something like "Khwbx" , second found in my temp "j8ccinlc5.exe" description is the same as the name.. And while ending these tasks, I couldn't because it kept starting up again and i have found no evidece that this .exe does anything except use up a few mb of RAM.. Anyone help me?
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:45 PM

Anyone have any idea what this is?

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:54 AM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.

Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:These tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right-click on a file and select properties, you will see more details.

If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
-- Then post back with the results of the file analysis.
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