Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:11 PM
Hi there all,
Today while I was trying to get some college work done I noticed that in my downloads I'm showing a file thats called dds, type, screen saver ??????? I haven't downloaded any screen savers and have no idea where this came from. I ran a scan on this and no viruses were detected. I clicked on it without opening, unknown publisher. Clicked on Norton file insight and this froze for a few seconds when I tried to close it. A quick google search didn't help much. I'm not savvy enough to determine where this came from or whether its legitimate or not. I'm prob just being a bit paranoid as I've had a few worries recently with malwarebytes skipping from around 180 objects to 30,000 odd without scanning the files inbetween. As soon as I'm able to backup my computer onto an external hard drive the better, then I will be running combofix as advised by Maniac over on the Malwarebytes forum but until then I still need to use my computer to get work done. Any advice on what this is and what to do with it would be greatly appreciated. Prob being over cautious but I'm pretty blind when it comes to understanding malware, viruses etc.
Got one further silly question. I use Chrome as my browser. The tabs seem to flicker at the top if they are left on my homepage, igoogle, which can be incredibly annoying when trying to work. Is this caused by malware of any kind ?
Sorry for taking up your time if this is nothing and thanks in advance.