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Desktop Icon Placement & Cicache.exe


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#1 coop81

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:43 PM

I am wondering if anyone has heard of the following problem, and if the cicache.exe is necessary?

After boot, or log off then on, my custom icon placement on the desktop are all reset to the left. I tried very reg/fix I could find with no luck! :thumbsup: :flowers:
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So I started shutting startup progs down. Finally the Cicache.exe is the culprit. :trumpet: The only thing I could find on this file is that it has something to do with my card reader.

Anyone know what it does, or if it is necessary? My reader seems to work, though I may at times have to unplug then plug in to get the drives to showup in My Comp. This was an intermittent problem before shutting down cicache though.

Edited by coop81, 01 February 2006 - 01:45 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:47 AM

Please perform a free online scan of your system here (requires Internet Explorer): http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

I suspect that the Cicache program may be a virus or spyware.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:23 PM

Hey, thanks for the advice. Could not get trend micros site to work for some reason. I used IE as well as Firefox 1.5. Tried both the active X and the Jave version. Everytime the takes for ever to load, or freezes up, or will switch to the scanning computer screen and then reload the site into the bodied frame. Maybe it has to do with windows firewall??

Anyway, I updated and scanned with the following:

Microsoft anti-spyware
AVG antivirus
Ewido anti-malware
Bugdoctor
Registry cleaner

No problems that would cause this.

I have found one other post on another site where the person had the same problem with Cicache
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:37 PM

Here are a few more web based scans.
Most have to be run with IE using Active X:

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:
(these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using that is installed on your computer. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)
You have to enable the download of their scan engines for them to work, so it may well be being stopped by the firewall.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest


Panda Activescan (IE only)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Trend Micro antivirus European Edition (supports Mozilla based browsers)
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

online trojan scans here -
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html

http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan

Windows Security Trojanscan
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Here is a program that will let you disable programs from starting up:

Start Menu Program Control:

StartUpMonitor: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml

Edited by Enthusiast, 02 February 2006 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:49 PM

Ok, finally got the scan to work, I will let you know what comes of it... there site must be getting alot of hits. I also am thinking of switch anti virus from avg to avast. I have an article from cnet that compare al the major AV makers. avst was at the top... Here is what it had to say...

Of the top threeantivirus companies, Symantec andMcAfee caught all bad files, whileTrend Micro missed 63, according tothe test results, which were e-mailedto CNET News.com.

Test results AV-Test took a range of antivirusproducts and ran 206 malicious filesthat exploit the unpatched WMF flawthrough them. Some of the productshave holes, it turned out
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These products detected all themalicious files:BitDefender Computer AssociateseTrust-VET F-Secure Kaspersky LabMcAfee Eset Nod32 Microso OneCareSophos Symantec.

These missed just one file:Alwil Avast Clam AntiVirus AladdineSafe

These tools missed a number ofsamples (total in parentheses):Fortinet (18) AntiVir (24) eTrust-INO(25) Panda (25) Ikarus (26) Norman(26) Ewido (47) AVG (59) VirusBuster(61) QuickHeal (63) Trend Micro (63)Dr Web (93) VBA32 (110) AuthentiumCommand (119) F-Prot (119)

Source: AV-Test
Several smaller providers of antivirusproducts also caught all the examples of malicious code, including Sophos, Kaspersky, Computer Associates International, F-Secure, and BitDefender. Microsoft's new WindowsOneCare, currently available as a testversion, also protects against all theattacks, according to AV-Test.

Trend Micro is working to update itsproduct to improve detection,
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:51 PM

These are worth installing even if they do not find anything right now.

Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:53 PM

Thanks, I have the ewido, it is good.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:50 PM

Ok, I ran the Trend micro scan and had no detections. I did run the ful system scan. As of now the problem has been handled by blocking the cicache.exe from startup with no ill affects.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 02:48 PM

hey!! Just joined. Found out about your site with a google of cicache.exe. I was having the same problems with all of my icons moving to the left and was having problems with my mouse locking up. I also went through my startup files and narrowed the problem down to this file. I recently installed a SIG hi speed 18 in 1 reader. I looked on their installation disk and cicache.exe is on it . I am going to try to contact their US distributor and try to find out what they are thinking of.

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