Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:44 PM
Earlier today I noticed something odd in my task bar - all of the application windows I opened had "12" preceding the rest of their name. 12 Yahoo! Messenger, 12 Firefox, etcetera. Upon opening my task manager I noticed that in addition to the windows I was running, there were a bunch of applications called "12" in the applications list. When I tried Go To Process, I found that they were all linked to explorer.exe... so I simply restarted the explorer and they disappeared. About an hour later I noticed them back, so I ran a Malwarebytes quick scan - it yielded one result, a gamevance.exe adware file, which it then removed. I've been aware of gamevance (Shared computer, and people like clicking links to free games) as a pest, but I don't ever remember this odd "12" stuff popping up before. Running msconfig showed nothing unusual in my start up programs, and a full scan of Malwarebytes has yielded no results... is this something new, or was it just part of gamevance? A google search has yielded very basic information.