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Straneg Things In My Temp Folder (help.exe)


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#1 King Kamikaze

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:33 PM

EDIT: I didn't mean to make a mess of the title. ("Straneg") Haha, sorry.

Hi I'm new here, and this is my first post.

I'm freaking out at the moment because I just found these strange files in my temp folder (C:\Documents and Settings\Ben\Local Settings\Temp). There were about 4 different things that wouldn't delete, or came back after a reboot. I just deleted ones that I couldn't seem to get rid of before (Woso0.dll, and woso1.dll). I have no clue what they are associated with. The main area of concern is an executable file called 'Help.exe'. Every once in a while (This time it happed after I deleted the woso.dll's) a DOS type window will pop up with another window. In the other window, it says:

16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

C:\DOCUME~1\Ben\LOCALS~1\Temp\help.exe
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:054b IP:01bf OP:63 65 6e 74 65 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

I'm no computer whizz when it comes to these things, so if I just unknowingly made myself extremely vulnerable by typing up that info, could a mod edit my post, or could a nice person let me know? ; P

So, again, the problem files are:

woso0.dll
woso1.dll
help.exe

Am I infected, or just paranoid?
Even if those files aren't malicious in any way, I'm still curious as to what they're associated with and why they're in my temp folder.

Any help or info would be great!
Thanks.

Edited by King Kamikaze, 21 May 2007 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:27 PM

start with checking for malware causes to your problem.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/]SuperAintiSpyware

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
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After that please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very 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 HJT 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 HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log 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 HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:39 PM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, you can submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:39 PM

Hmm...I read the HijackThis instructions in the stickied post.

I did a complete scan in safe mode on the administrator profile, with SuperAntiSpyware.
Do I still need to scan with all those other programs? (Ad-Aware SE, Spybot - Search and Destroy, Housecall Anti Virus, McAfee AVERT Stinger. )
Also, do I have to do those (including HijackThis) in normal mode or safe mode? And does it matter what account/profile I do it on? (There are a few user accounts on my computer, and I can only seem to access the admin account in safe mode.)

Sorry, a lot of questions, but I've never done this before and I'd like to learn so I can do it on my own in the future.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:01 PM

You should follow all steps in the Prep Guide. If you cannot perform a step, then skip it and continue with the next.

The Windows operating system protects files when they are being accessed by an application or a program. Malware writers create programs that can insert itself and hide in these protected areas when the files are being used. Using Safe Mode reduces the number of modules requesting files to only the essentials to make your computer functional. This in turn reduces the number of hiding places for malware, making it easier to find and delete the offending files. Using your anti-virus and anti-malware in Safe Mode also speeds up the scanning process.

However, when running Hijackthis and making a log, do it in normal mode.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:32 PM

You should follow all steps in the Prep Guide. If you cannot perform a step, then skip it and continue with the next.

The Windows operating system protects files when they are being accessed by an application or a program. Malware writers create programs that can insert itself and hide in these protected areas when the files are being used. Using Safe Mode reduces the number of modules requesting files to only the essentials to make your computer functional. This in turn reduces the number of hiding places for malware, making it easier to find and delete the offending files. Using your anti-virus and anti-malware in Safe Mode also speeds up the scanning process.

However, when running Hijackthis and making a log, do it in normal mode.


Awesome. Just the info I needed.
Thanks. : )

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:34 PM

Your welcome and good luck.
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