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Google exe file corrupt?


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#1 jamesthedog

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:48 AM

Hello all..I'm new here. I recently followed the instructions posted by bleepingcomputer.com on how to get rid of that awful pop up malware called "Security Tools" and it worked like a charm..thank you very much. However, there is a lingering problem that started right after the first boot up: at the start up of my Dell computer, a window pops up indicating that something is corrupt in C:\Progra\google~2\google~2.exe. Does anybody know how to fix this? Everything runs normal except it doesn't allow my calendar to appear on the screen at start up and a few icons at the bottom are missing as well. I tried system restore but the earliest date available is the day all the virus and malware were eliminated.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:22 AM

Have you tried reinstalling it?

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:23 AM

The first thing I would do...is look at the path specified.

I personally have no idea why Google should have a program folder...unless you have installed some program developed by Google.

Until proven otherwise...I'd consider it malware, particularly so in light of previous problems with malware. I suggest a very thorough scan of your system, using Malwarebytes first...then your updated, installed AV.

FWIW: Various users who think they have eliminated known malware items...seem to fail to realize that there may be other items which need to be eliminated by thorough scans using updated, installed AV and an antispyware application like SUPERAntiSpyware.

There is nothing that gets everything in the world of malware defense.

Let us know if you are unable to scan and how they turn out.

Louis




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