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#1 YorkshireJumbo

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:55 AM

My PC rebooted after a power outage - the UPS didn't shut it down quickly enough. Upon restarting, some of my desktop icons (see here) have had smaller icons superimposed, but there appears to be no pattern (jpg's have different changes, pdf, bat & txt are the same). I can't imagine that malware would show itself so obviously.

I've scanned the process manager and HJT log but I can't see anything untoward. Norton Internet Security found nothing either. Has anyone seen something similar?

I'm running Vista 32-bit SP2 on HP Pavilion.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:04 PM

Hello, perhaps some system files were corrupted. See if running SFC helps.

Please run SFC (System File Checker)
Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the CD when aske
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

I guess you don't think it's malware, which sounds good.

OK - ran sfc and got the following message:

Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

I opened the logfile (all 140,505 rows of it!) and searched for "corrupt", which showed 2 entries for config.sys - does anyone use that still? I couldn't find anything by searching for obvious keywords, so I'm not sure where to go from here. The changed icons have now disappeared, which may be a good thing.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

Well I don't think it is, we can do an Online scan.

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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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:08 AM

Just run the scan, and it found nothing recent except for one. I haven't had a Palm for 10 years, and the old software is from at least 8 years ago - I must get round to culling it (and removing the duplicates!). The only recent one is vReveal, which I downloaded in arch to fix a dodgy video, but haven't installed yet. None of them look PC-critical, being jokes, adware or a Palm trojan (!)

C:\Apps\Apps.zip Win32/Joke.ScreenMate application deleted - quarantined
C:\Apps\Felix21.exe Win32/Joke.ScreenMate application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Apps\Old PC\Unlocker\eBay_shortcuts_1016.exe Win32/Adware.ADON application deleted - quarantined
C:\Apps\ScreenMates\Felix2.exe Win32/Joke.ScreenMate application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Charlie\Documents\Saved Software\Fun_Stuff\Felix2.exe Win32/Joke.ScreenMate application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Charlie\Documents\Saved Software\Laptop\Out\To Do\Felix2.exe Win32/Joke.ScreenMate application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Charlie\Documents\Saved Software\Laptop\Out\To Do\system_mechanic.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.OnFlow.AA application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Charlie\Documents\Saved Software\Palm\Games\jail_12.prc Palm/Fatal trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Charlie\Downloads\Download-Software\vReveal_2.1.0.8979.exe Win32/OpenCandy application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Charlie\Downloads\Download-Software\Software-oldpc\MONA.exe Joke.Mona.A application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:19 PM

These are not serious malwares.

If running Vista Startup Repair doesn't fix it you should ask again in the Vista forum.

Edited by boopme, 25 November 2011 - 04:34 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:58 AM

Thanks very much for your time and help. It just happened again in an explorer window after a reboot, so I'll continue this in the Vista forum.
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