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Yahoo Messenger Merlin.log

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#1 mets2010


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:01 AM

I have just noticed that there is a file that appears each time I open yahoo messenger. The file is called merlin. It is a text file that states the following:
01-06-10 19:13:45.554[5860]: VSI:YUI: Initializing Merlin...
01-06-10 19:13:45.554[5860]: VSI:YUI: SetAppInfo: Y!Msgr, C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\Skins, 0
01-06-10 19:13:45.565[5860]: VSI:YUI: SetAppInfo: SetThemeFile(C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\Skins\theme\theme.xml)

I contacted yahoo via chat help and they do not have any idea what this could be. Does anyone know how this could have been installed? What is this program? How do I get rid of it? Thanks

I have run CC Cleaner, Auslogics Disk Defrag and reinstalled messenger and the file returned when I open the messenger program.

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#2 cyburn


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:29 PM

I also have Merlin.log and am wondering the same thing... I already have a post up in remove spyware forums about possible keyloggers... I apologize for my silly signature... I dont have time to fix it lol... thats what i get foor trying to be fancy

Edited by cyburn, 09 May 2010 - 08:30 PM.


#3 boopme


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:02 PM

@mets2010...if you still need to fix this
Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.

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