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Device Manager--Storage Controllers

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#1 Tupaclypse


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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:13 PM


I was looking in my Device Manager today and came across a weird listing for a Storage Controller- IDE controller named AZ89PORN

The "Porn" kinda caught my eye, so I googled for it and nothing came up, I then cross-checked this with a device manager list I made when I first got this laptop (a few weeks ago). It wasn't there, so I uninstalled it, and rebooted.

I checked again just now, and the previous one is gone, but now there's ANOTHER one with a different name: A9MFAHIL IDE Controller. Googled That, and got nothing.

So could this be some kind of virus or something?


Oh, a second minor issue. I noticed that recently whenever I boot up, Windows Explorer with the path C:\Program Files would open up automatically by itself, I have no idea why it's doing that, any ideas?

Thanks again.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:38 AM

Are you running security software and if so have you scanned for viruses, spyware etc.
Also go to START, RUN type in "mrt" - follow the prompts and do a full scan.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:37 PM

Sounds like a virus to me.

I would recommend you go Post a New Topic in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" sub-forum with the exact details of your problem. The experts there can get you to run analyzation tools that can determine if you are infected.

Best of luck to you.
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