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Strange behaviour...possible virus


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#1 mjl1297

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:45 PM

I ran some updates on XP Pro and Avast last night and now every time I double click on a folder or icon on the desktop an installer, purportedly for Acrobat 7.1.0 attempts to run. I ran an Avast scan at bootup and it found several Win32:resonator files and deleted them but after booting up I am still seeing the odd behaviour.

Any help is appreciated.

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#2 mjl1297

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:29 AM

Last Known Good Configuration and System Restores are not resolving the problem either.

Someone please help!

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Have you tried to install Acrobat 7.1.0...or is it installed on your system?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:51 AM

Acrobat is installed on my system and has been for years. With respect to a new installation of it nothing has been attempted. Even so why would doubleclicking any folder or file on my desktop initiate the installation sequence?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:15 AM

I can't answer your question...but I would try uninstalling it, then reinstalling it.

Followed by running the chkdsk /r command.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in new screen and hit Enter. Reboot.

The command will execute, then boot into Windows.

It's possible that some sort of update for your existing installed program...has gummed up the works.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:36 PM

So this doesn't even remotely sound like a virus or a trojan to you?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:16 PM

Hi Louis,

I decided to uninstall the Acrobat 7 and that did do the trick! Of course I filed the Acrobat 7 disc away for "safekeeping" and it is safe indeed because I surely can't find it!!:-) So much for a quick and painless reinstallation.

Thanks for the help though.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:08 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

If your problem solved by uninstalling Acrobat 7 so I think your problem was at File Association. Maybe someone make mistake by change default setting for Avast so everytime you open Avast it will be refer and open Acrobat 7.

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