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Strange Filename: Ixidexucokuhu.bin


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#1 born2compute

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:39 AM

I found the Ixidexucokuhu.bin file in the following Windows XP folder: C:\Windows. Does anyone know what this file is used for? Was this placed there by a virus, worm, etc.?

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:57 AM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google <- click here for an example.

If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:48 PM

What a really great website! Thank you.

I didn't realize it, but the file is empty. I don't know if that means I can just leave it or if I should erase it, but I left it for now.

Thank you for your help.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

You're welcome.

A zero-byte file is file that does not contain any data and is typically created when a file transfer does not complete successfully. Most files contain a number of bytes or megabytes of information which correspond to its size. A zero-byte file is essentially empty and contains no (zero) bytes.

When you are unsure about a suspicious or unknown file, rename it by adding .vir after the file's extension (i.e. badfile.dll.vir). If you receive an alert from Windows about renaming, just ignore it.

I prefer renaming instead of deleting as deletion leaves you with no option to restore if the file is later found to be legitimate. Taking no action exposes you to risk if the file is not legitimate.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:01 PM

quietman7,

Excellent strategy. I am following your suggestion.

Thank you so much.




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