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Unknown File titled "V" in C:// - Cause for concern

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#1 Jeter93


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:52 PM

so I have a file called v it has no extension it is 4.56 MB big and the last time apparently it was edited was March 1st 2011. I got an alert on my Comodo Internet Security of services.exe trying to make a process through v..

2011-09-09 13:11:53 C:\Windows\System32\services.exe Create Process, Block File C:\v

So I blocked it and all of a sudden all the tabs inside of Chrome refreshed for some reason so now... I've asked several people and they've encouraged me to delete it but I'm quite worried it could be a rat someone had put on my computer or something like that and it was being activated or whatever.. I'm a bit paranoid now and would like some reassurance about what to do from experts. Please keep in mind theirs no extension but I tried opening it in Chrome, VLC Player, Notepad and their was data but nothing was readable. It was a mess like when you try to open a .exe in notepad.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate.

Edited by Jeter93, 09 September 2011 - 12:54 PM.

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#2 ranget


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:55 PM

try to upload it to Virustotal

A big thanks to Dider Stevens

sorry for not being around


#3 boopme


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:24 PM

Hello, Did you delete it yet?
If not,uploading it to Virustotal would be good. Would be better if you were told how.
We'll do that if you still have the file.

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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