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#1 Jaenelle

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:36 AM

Okay so I have this really weird program that starts when I boot up my computer it's called Form1 and the program window itself is invisible. I can right click it and close it but it always comes back when I start up the computer. I've ran a virus scan, a registry scan and a spyware scan but none of them are detecting anything, so I'm totally stuck with what to do, could anyone help? I know it's definately some kind of virus or something! Please help this sucks, I just reformatted my comp like 3 days ago

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:33 AM

Are you finding any suspicious processes in Task Manager with that name?

he filename FORM1.EXE is used by multiple object types including objects,executable programs.

http://www.prevx.com/filenames/X2932836513.../FORM1.EXE.html

Form1 Software
Form1 Builder Software

Many programs can be uninstalled by using Add/Remove Programs so start there first. Go to Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control Panel (if in Classic View) and double-click on Add/Remove Programs. From within Add/Remove Programs uninstall questionable programs by highlighting them and selecting Remove. Vista users should use the Programs and Features section of Control Panel.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:37 AM

I can't find anything, trust me I've looked in task manager and add/remove programs, this thing has me totally stumped, although I did find form1.frm in my registry when I manually searched it I tried deleting it but ti no avail. It's like it's a totally invisible program? I don't get it

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:50 AM

About FORM1.FRM

According to Microsoft, form1.frm appears to be related to Visual Basic
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195019

but its something I'm not familiar with.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:24 PM

I think I figured it out! When I restarted just now the progam was no longer in my taskbar, but it was in my Task Manager this time!!! I right clicked it to find out which process it was and it was called alg.exe now I know that there is a real windows file called that but this wasn't the real one, so I ended process, searched my computer for anything called alg.exe deleted like 7 of the files that came up except the one in Windows\System32 and in Hijack this deleted the alg.exe thing I found and it hasn't come back yet, even when I restarted my computer!!!

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:41 PM

alg.exe file information. It is a legit file. Common locations (folders) where found:

C:\I386
C:\WINDOWS\system32
C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

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.
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