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win[random letters].exe from Temp Folder?

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#1 Diclonius


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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:28 PM

As the topic states, thats whats happening. Every 5-20 minutes i'll get a new task start in my task manager that all begin with 'win' followed by 4-6 randomly generated letters. I can close them just as soon as they pop up, but it doesnt change anything. Doing a search for the file name while its running leads me to my Windows Temp Folder. It also creates a Prefetch with the same name, and gets ip enabled access in my HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\authorizedapplications\list
Only one can ever pop up at a time, and they generally cap out at 4,500kb memory usage. As soon as the first one popped up in my task manager, my Sygate firewall refuses to startup. My online games dont start past the hackshield anymore either. And my media player, Media Player Classic, when I try to run it, sometimes it will pull up an error message saying "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. Runtime Error! Program: C:\P... R6002 - Floating point support not loaded" This problem with my media player sorts itself out when I reinstall it, but after a few hours and I try to open it, the error appears again. Also, instead of another win[random].exe starting up, sometimes my Notepad.exe and Telnet.exe will open and close some 20-30 times within 3 minutes in my task manager, but not the actual programs themselves.

Aside from all of that, nothing seems to be wrong. Sure, my online games wont run anymore, and I get random .exe files every little while starting from my Temp Folder, but thats it. No system crashes or abrupt program closes.

Im running on Windows XP with Service Pack 3.

Ive tried google searches, but I cant find anything else 100% like what I have. Any suggestions would be helpful, since ive become largely annoyed with it.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:51 PM

Hello Diclonius and :thumbsup: to Bleepingcomputer.

Let us see if we can zap this bugger :flowers:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".


Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (uncheck all others):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.
In your next reply, please include the following:
SUPERAntiSpyware log


Edited by Blade Zephon, 27 June 2009 - 10:52 PM.

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