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Infection with acovcnt.exe?

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#1 Hatti


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:54 AM

Hello, I think i have some kind of infection. Symptoms: Some items that should be in the system tray are not visible... for instance yahoo messenger. The program is active but i can't see his icon in the system tray. I thought i had a virus or something so i used combofix, and while combofix was running the system tray came back to normal. Combofix deleted this file: c:\windows\system32\acovcnt.exe (no other files deleted). But after I've restarted my laptop, acovcnt appeared again, and also my system tray was gone again. I've tried a few methods to get rid of that file but it appears again no matter of what i do : running combofix multiple times, even in safe mode, etc. Here's the hjk log AFTER a combofix run (acovcnt.exe is back though combofix reported deleting it, i didn't even restart).

Any suggestions?

10x in advance !

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:33 AM

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#3 Hatti

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:27 AM


The customer wanted it quickly so I had to reinstall the operating system, couldn't wait :thumbup2:

But anyway thank you very much for you answer, even if late!

It can be closed.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

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