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PDOXUSRS.NET Can I get a straight answer?


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#1 siouxdax

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:19 AM

Hello all:
So I was fiddling around on my laptop and somehow (by accident) made an active desktop, showing Windows Explorer, with an empty folder and the usual list of options on the left (new folder, copy folder to, move folder to, etc). I couldn't figure out how to take it off. I did go to display properties and checked the active desktop properties, to no avail. So I restart my laptop and the active desktop was gone and my usual desktop is shown. All is well.

But, I noticed that directly on C:\ was a file named PDOXUSRS.NET. I looked online to find out what it was all about, but I keep seeing widely different explanations. So can someone here help me understand what this file is all about?

Any help is very much appreciated!

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Daniel in Tulsa
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:25 AM

Could you give me the size of the file please?

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#3 siouxdax

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:50 AM

Could you give me the size of the file please?


Yes, it's 16.0 KB

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:38 AM

I don't think this is bad. . . but let's check just to be safe.

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

How to see hidden files in Windows

Please click this link-->Jotti

When the jotti page has finished loading, click the browse button and navigate to the files listed below in bold, then click Submit. You will only be able to have one file scanned at a time.

C:\PDOXUSRS.NET

Please post back the results of the scan in your next post.

If Jotti is busy, try the same at Virustotal: http://www.virustotal.com/

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:47 AM

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Fantastic site, that Jotti. All results show nothing found. I take that this is good?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:51 AM

Yes. . . this is good. :thumbsup:

I think I've found your answer.

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=1057

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:04 PM

blade:
Excellent. Thank you so much for your help. I did run an anti-virus scan and it came out clean. Now I just need to delete it. :thumbsup: Thanks again!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:22 PM

Glad I could help :thumbsup:

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