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Need a SFY.exe file!!


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#1 Tamaeus

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:42 AM

How would I go about getting a new sfy.exe file?

I had a rogue Anti-Virus Program on my computer (automatically downloaded, I didn't do it), and all of the anti-virus forums said to stop a certain .exe file. Well, I couldn't get online to find out which exe it was, but I remembered that all of the ones I've seen have been 3-4 characters long in their name, so I stopped all the 3-4-character-character EXE files I saw in the Task Manager. I tried going to cmd prompt and regedit in the run command, and the Anti-Virus window came up, but not CMD Prompt or the Registry Editor. I also noticed that every time I tried going to those places, sfy.exe would pop-up in the Manager, so I thought that that was the executable for the virus. I found the file, deleted it, then emptied my recycle bin to get rid of it. It didn't go away. Turns out that it was actually a system file that associates .exe files to something. Now, whenever I open up an EXE file, such as Firefox, it asks what program to use to open it. It's really annoying! Plus, I can't open any of my Microsoft Office programs.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! The only thing I know to do is save what I can and just do a complete system restore, but I'd rather not do that unless I absolutely have to.

Thanks!

Edited by hamluis, 01 July 2011 - 06:49 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:48 AM

http://www.prevx.com/filenames/2500538929466750701-X1/SFY.EXE.html

Moving this to Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:53 AM

http://www.prevx.com/filenames/2500538929466750701-X1/SFY.EXE.html

Moving this to Am I Infected forum.

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Wait, so this ISN'T a system file? So, then why is my EXE files no longer associated with anything and each one asks what program it should open with?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:48 AM

Hi Tamaeus,

It looks like you have been infected with one of the many wonderful variants of Malware. So the first thing I'd like you to do is have a look at one of our many self-help guides. I'm going to point you to the Remove XP Anti-Spyware 2011, Vista Security 2011, and Win 7 Internet Security 2011 (Uninstall Guide). While reading this guide, please be sure to pay special attention to points 3, 4, and 5.

When you have completed these steps, please post the results of the Malwarebytes scan.
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