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Pev.exe virus? slow computer,cant find/kill it

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#1 jerrysyron


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:49 PM

I have a Toshiba Laptop, windows 7 OS. During the past 2 days my computer suddenly got incredibly slow, can barely open folders without them freezing.
When i open task manager on the whole it says its barely using memory, and cpu stays under 25%, except for the occasional spike. Iv gone through the prgrams running and dont see anything suspicous.

I ran malwarebytes and kaspersky scans, with nothing.(by the way i have kaspersky as my virus protection.) Then i ran rkill, and it stops the virus. Temporarily. After a restart things get slow, then slower, then back to where i started. Same with combofix, my computer was great and then it slowed and slowed untill it was a slug.
Now, the first time i ran rkill a window popped up saying Pev.exe has stopped working. When i ran rkill later i didn't get that message, i haven't seen it since.
And a really odd thing happens, when the computers really slow, and i open a folder there a application call " pev ". After rkill does its thing its gone. i have seen it in 2 folders so far, but when i go back its gone. Also, the date there created is minutes before i open the folder.
request the combofix log and ill post it.
Any ideas would be much appreciated, i have never seen anything like this.

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#2 Phelom


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Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:11 AM


These three files are temporary files that are created every time you run rkill.exe. They only last as long as the program runs and are used to search and kill malware processes. This is the reason they are created for only a few minutes and then disappear.

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