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What is merlin.log?


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#1 question why

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:17 AM

Greetings,
I just happened to find a merlin.log file on my computer (Windows7 home premium, sp1). I also have a laptop with the same OS, and it does not have that file. Searched internet, can't find anything useful to tell me what it is. I deleted the contents of the file, reopened yahoo messenger, and the contents were back indicating the time I opened YIM. I ran Spybot, malwarebytes, and avast, trendmicrohousecall, and found nothing. Is this a virus/trojan/keylogger/etc?

:oopsign: Ooops, I submitted too soon. Housecall has found 2 items, but it is not done yet so I don't know what it found. My sincere apologies for posting too soon. They say patience is a virtue. Just another thing I need to work on. :workout:

Thanks in advance.

Update -- Housecall finished and the two items were fixed...however, the merlin.log still came back after logging onto YIM. Additionally, Kapersky Virus Removal tool found nothing, so I am back to having a log file created whenever I log into YIM, and I don't know why or what program creates it. Again, thanks in advance for any help identifying this.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:19 PM

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:09 AM

Hello Broni, and thanks.

http://www.filedropper.com/merlin_1
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:29 AM

I don't see anything suspicious there:

07-22-11 10:15:18.292[2448]: VSI:YUI: Initializing Merlin...
07-22-11 10:15:18.308[2448]: VSI:YUI: SetAppInfo: Y!Msgr, C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Skins, 0
07-22-11 10:15:18.308[2448]: VSI:YUI: SetAppInfo: SetThemeFile(C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Skins\theme\theme.xml)

It looks like some regular login log.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:53 PM

Thanks Broni. I appreciate your help. Let's call this one closed.
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