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Possible malware - spawning folders/files in Content.IE5

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#1 gshafer72


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:04 AM

Hello all,


I am receiving antivirus warnings about a blocked process on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 PC from my Vipre Antivirus. Running Malware Bytes shows no results at all, and honestly seems to skip right through the registry scan, which naturally generates concerns - full threat scan finishing in just over 4 minutes. Below is the alert being received from Vipre. Looking in the AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 folder, there are multiple folders that seem to spawn and eventually delete, but are constantly replaced with new folders. The contents naturally seem very "spammy".


Ran a SpyBot search which also identified nothing, along with a HijackThis scan (log attached)


Any suggestions on where to start with this would be greatly appreciated.


Event Information


Event Occurred


Event Type

Auto Processing without Notification



Monitor Source

On File Access

Monitor Type


Recommend System Scan


Event Actor Enum




Application Information


File Path


Process ID


File Size




Application Rating

Known Good

Added To Always Allow List



Microsoft Corporation

File Version

6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

Product Name

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

Product Version



Host Process for Windows Services


© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.




File Path

C:\Users\localusernameremoved\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\G4FE4264\ad4[1].htm





Application Rating

Known Bad

Threat ID



Attached Files

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#2 Plastic Nev

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:28 AM

Hi, welcome to Bleeping Computer.

You should really have posted this here :-




Take note of and follow the instructions in the header to that thread. A malware removal specialist will help you as soon as possible.



Why all the fuss, I already have Windows 8. Three windows at the front, and five at the back since I bought the house.
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#3 gshafer72

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:28 AM

My apologies as I see this has been posted in the wrong forum and has been relocated to the proper section. Admin please delete.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:31 AM

Reference:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/544052/possible-malware-spawning-foldersfiles-in-contentie5/ .


Now that you have properly posted a malware log topic, 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

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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