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mysqld.exe virus? [Moved]


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#1 Kiddo7

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

I just bought a Dell XPS M1330 (Vista) for about a month and now I think I am having a virus. Besides using this laptop for studying, I never wander around on the net so I find it surprising that I got a virus.

The reason why I think I got a virus because recently my laptop has been very slow. The CPU ranges from 4% to 100%. I opened Task Manager to see a program named mysqld.exe is the source of such weird CPU usage.

I tried msconfig to delete it but I couldn’t find it.

I tried the “search” function in Vista to look for the source of mysqld.exe but couldn’t find it (a Dell representative told me it is a virus because I don’t have a folder for mysql in drive C)

Then I tried McAfee but it did not find anything

Please help me.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:03 PM

I am moving this from the Vista forum to the Am I Infected forum. ~ OB
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:17 AM

mysqld.exe file information

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.
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