Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:07 AM
Window Professional Service Pack 2, on
Intel Pentium 4
CPU 3000 GHz
RAM 2 GB
I try to keep my comp as clean as possible, doing cleaning every morning before I start with:
Clean Cache 3.5
Registry Cleaner within jv16 Power Tools 184.108.40.2061, and
Uniblue's Registry Booster 2.0.1013.3068
When that is done I have my main antivirus - Bitdefender v10 build 247 - running together with WinPatrol 11.3.2007 and Ad-Watch (part of Ad-Aware, see below)
Should I find that my comp is slow surfing or starts to turn pop up unknow files or error messages, I run AD-Aware Pro 1.06r1, SpyBot 1.4, and if nothing helps - Ewido 220.127.116.11 free, in safe mode.
So far I have been reported clean.
Although taking all these pre-cautions there has the last days turned up a couple of files that I don't know from where they come or what they intend to do on the comp. It is WinPatrol which reports on them and tells me that they are Hidden files which want to start some action or other. I have not agreed to proceed but deleted them since WinPatrol has not been able to give any information on what is behind these hidden files. Since they are recent, I have a hard time believing that they belong to the System, where they claim to reside. Although deleting them, they continue to re-occur and I continue to delete them. A rather unsatisfactory situation.
They look slightly different every time but certain elements are always present.
Thus I've seen one day:
And on another day they can look like this:
And I've also seen:
Does anyone know about these files, what they are meant to do and who issues them?
Are they harmful to my comp?
Many thanks in advance and also thanks for this excellent site and the advices one can get here.