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Name That Bizarre File?

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#1 dcloud


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:16 AM

I'm at work cleaning up the PC (Windows XP Home) running the virus scanner and spyware scanners (because no one else does it) and I stumble across this bizarre entry in the registry which I found by running msconfig....

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It's the one with the strange Arabic or Hebrew letters. I appears twice. Does anyone have any idea what this is?


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:57 AM

Hi dcloud - that's pretty wierd! It could be a corrupted program, but I'd be warming up your anti-virus and anti-spyware tools for a good, deep scan. Here's a blurb on the first steps:

Is your Anti-virus program current and updated? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:42 AM

Another good program is Ewido. It is free for 14 days , but the scanner is free to use fter that.
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:30 AM

dcloud, I also answered your duplicate post at TEG.
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:29 PM

FYI: Ewido is now part of AVG (Grisoft) and offer both SpyWare and AV software for personal use free...

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

FYI: Ewido is now part of AVG (Grisoft) and offer both SpyWare and AV software for personal use free...

You bumped a thread that is over a year old for this announcement????
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:41 PM

FYI: Ewido is now part of AVG (Grisoft) and offer both SpyWare and AV software for personal use free...

You bumped a thread that is over a year old for this announcement????

It's just an informational update, I don't see anything wrong with it.
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