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Strange Weather Applet items in Hijack this


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#1 TripodBob

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

Started seeing these additions recently in HIJackThis involving a small weather applet from SourceForge.net.:

 

O4 - S-1-5-21-839522115-115176313-682003330-1004-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0 Startup: Weather.exe (User '?')
O4 - S-1-5-21-839522115-115176313-682003330-1004-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-1 Startup: Weather.exe (User '?')
O4 - S-1-5-21-839522115-115176313-682003330-1004-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-2 Startup: Weather.exe (User '?')
O4 - Startup: Weather.exe

 

The last entry is the one that is usually present.  I uninstalled the weather applet and then reinstalled it, ran HiJackThis and only got the last entry.  The next day the other entries began showing up. The list seems to grow over time.  Before I uninstalled the weather app I had 6 or more of the strange entries.

 

I've been running the applet for years and never had the additional entries until recently. 

 

System is XP Home with SP3 with all Windows updates.

 

Any thoughts?



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:50 AM

Please...follow Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html and post the DDS log to this topic.

 

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