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Is "bit9.tmp" A Virus?


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#1 don_s

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:19 AM

Hi folks....

A few weeks ago the fine people on the Hijackthis side of this forum helped me clean up a particularly malicious infection... Since then, I've been noticing strange (ie: never-before seen) files popping up in folders all over my machine.

The newest one is: "bit9.tmp". It's shown up in my C":\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Temp" folder.

I don't know what this is, but it's big(ish): 18 000kb.

I googled it, and all I found was that it's part of the "GOOGLE UPDATER" package, which I do not have installed on this machine (unless it's hidden).

The file won't disappear from my temp folder. I've run ATF cleaner a few times, and rebooted, but the file doesn't disappear.

The file description claims that the file was modified in January of this year, and yet, when I search for the file, it doesn't show up anywhere but in this temp folder... and it only started appearing a few days ago...

Anyone have any thoughts on what the heck it might be?

Thanks a million,
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#2 fozzie

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:28 AM

Start up in safe mode and try again with ATF. Google did not reveal it is something bad. If you further have no complaints about the performance of your computer than you should be ok.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:23 AM

Thanks Fozzie, i'll give it a try...
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