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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 - 11:28 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

20992( B)



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

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 nasdaq


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
Clean your Temporary files/Folders.
Download TFC to your desktop
  • Close any open windows.
  • Double click the TFC icon to run the program.
  • TFC will close all open programs itself in order to run.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process.
  • Allow TFC to run uninterrupted, it should not take long to finish.
  • Once it's finished, click OK to reboot. 
  • If it does not reboot, reboot your system manually.
    Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the  Scan  button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.
    • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
    If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the  Scan  button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).
  • ===
    HijackThis is not ready for your Operating systems.
    You can remove it using the Add/Remove Program applet.
    Use this one from now on instead.
    Download the  version of this tool for your operating system.
    and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
    Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
    Press Scan button.
    It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
    The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
    Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.
    To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.
    How is the computer running?
    Wait for further instructions.

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    Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:55 AM

    Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

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