• Undesirable program

    MSDIRECTX.SYS Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Alert
    This file is a rootkit and may be hiding other files, processes, and registry entries on your computer.

    If you find this file on your computer, it is strongly advised that you create a virus removal assistance topic. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

  • Name
    msdirectx
  • Filename
    msdirectx.sys
  • Command
    Unknown at this time.
  • Description
    This infection hijacks Internet Explorer to redirect to search-area.com. More information can be found here - Troj/Malche-A.
  • File Location
    %Temp%
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    msdirectx
  • Display Name
    msdirectx
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %Temp% refers to the Windows Temp folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\Temp for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ProfileName\LOCAL SETTINGS\Temp for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\ProfileName\AppData\Local\Temp for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • This entry has been requested 8,742 times.

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