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Recurring "Open File With" Dialogue


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#1 SpaceInvader

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:22 PM

Hi everyone,
 
After recently upgrading to Windows 10, I have had recurring dialogues pop up at seemingly random times (once an hour maybe?) asking me "How Do You Want to Open This File?". It doesn't tell me what the file is, so I haven't had much luck tracking it down to perhaps rename it. I assume that it is a file without extension.
 
It's the same dialogue box that pops up if you were to try to open a file that doesn't have a default program assigned to it.
 
Any way to track down what file is continually being re-opened, or which program is doing it? It's really annoying to have to keep exiting out of the screen that pops up.
 
Thanks
 
SI

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 12:01 PM

This can be the result of malware.
 
The tools I'm going to suggest that you run are not allowed to be used in the Windows forums.  For this reason I will request that this topic be moved to the Am I Infected forum where these tools are allowed.  If this turns out to not be malware you can request a Moderator to reopen this topic in its original forum.
 
Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  You will see an image like the one below, click on Update Now.  
 
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3)  Click on Settings, you will see a image like the one below.
 
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When Settings opens click on Detection and Protection, then under Non-Malware Protection, click on the down arrow for PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) detections and select Treat detections as malware.  Under Detection Options place a check in the box for Scan for rootkits
 
4)  Click on Scan (next to Settings), then click on Scan Now.  The scan will automatically run now.
 
5)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Delete All.
 
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6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log in your topic.
 
 

Please run AdwCleaner
 
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.
 
When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on Scan to start the scan.
 
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.
 
If there are no malicious programs are found you will receive the following message.
 
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Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.



Please run the ESET OnlineScan

This scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to allow this to run
till it is completed.

***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need
to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***

ESET Online Scanner

  • Click here to download the installer for ESET Online Scanner and save it to your Desktop.
  • Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that
    here
    .
  • Right click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

Edited by dc3, 07 October 2016 - 12:01 PM.

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