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pqkrctqefl.tmp randomly showing up on my desktop, am I infected?


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#1 smoketwibz

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:10 PM

Since yesterday, the file "pqkrctqefl.tmp" keeps showing up on my desktop after I delete it. This happend about 20 times now and my typical procedure of cleansing my system of malicious malware isn't getting it done.

My system info....

Gateway 830GM Media Center Desktop PC
Windows XP Sevice Pack 3
500GB Hard Drive - 2GB Ram
Avira Free Anti-Virus
CCleaner 3.00.1303
Spybot Search & Destroy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

There are other random utilities I use, that I can't think off the top of my head right now.

I searched my registry for "pqkrctqefl" without the .tmp extension and there were several entries scattered throughout the registry in folders named "pqkrctqefl". I deleted them, and I'm still getting the file on my desktop.

Any Ideas?

Just remembered this, I've 2 redirects while browsing recently and this is something that hasn't ever happend on my computer. I hit the back button 3 or 4 times quickly or retype the address and it goes to intended website. My friends bring me their computers to fix when they get super infected and I've experienced the redirect on their computers, but never on my own.

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#2 TheShooter93

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:33 PM

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread HERE and include a link to this thread.

Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic423996.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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