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#1 ajetrumpet


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Hello all,

I noticed in this file that there are multiple lines with this string in it. Here's one that I have in there:

c:\tempjunk5015.tmp=C:\Program Files (x86)\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\M3SRCHMN.EXE

There are also entries for DLLs. My web research tells me that this is malware (like most toolbars?) and a rootkit might be present. MalwareBytes (newest version) does not report anything found and neither does an AVG free 2013 version scan. AVG scans that were run include "full rootkit scan" and "complete computer scan".

I'm wondering why these strings are in the wininit.ini file but the paths are not present. Anything is possible with the bad guys though. My question for the experts here is: Is this an indication that I have something pretty deep bogging down the machine?

Any help appreciated. thanks.

OS => Vista Home Prem 64-bit x86

Edited by ajetrumpet, 24 January 2013 - 01:00 PM.

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