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Suspcious activity in my taskbar


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#1 Please Help Us

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

I noticed something odd when I examined my taskbar menu icons today. I found a taskbar icon linked to a program called proxycheck.exe. In curiosity I googled it, and most of the links returned with a confirmation for a trojan or backdoor virus. Naturally, this is very worrying and I decided to check in with a website I trust.

What I've done so far is run rkill, then followed up with an ESET Online Scan, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, and a Super Anti-Spyware scan.

So far all of these have returned with no positives as of yet, however, being paranoid I'm not entirely convinced that if there is or isn't anything on my computer. This is where I come to you bleeping computers, please ease my mind on this subject. I'm sorry if this is not the most descriptive post possible, but I've reported everything I've found related to the issue that is relevant to me. Thank you in advance.

P.S.: I should of included this in the original post but I forgot. I took a picture of what is causing me worry, since I do not know the origin of this file or how it appeared in my hidden icons. I enabled it to show when it would activate on my end, however, as of now, I have not seen anything. Thank you again for your help in the future.
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#2 boopme

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hello,the best thing to do here is to get a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If GMER won't run skip it and move on.

Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Thanks, ley one of our techs review the logs and get back to you.

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

The current wait time is 1 - 3 days and ALL logs are answered.

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.
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