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ratt33

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does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« on: March 15, 2009, 06:35:22 PM »
I found this in my documents. Can't scan it or delete it any ideas

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 06:42:37 PM »
Hi ratt33,

With a name like that it sounds like malware. Why not make sure what it is by uploading the file to www.virustotal.com for analysis.
Can you add a log txt file from a hjt scan to your reply posting, download  from here:
http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/hijackthis.php

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 06:58:35 PM »
As polonus said, try to submit it or scan it with Malwarebytes at http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=buttonor Super Anti Spyware athttp://superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE, and also do a complete scan on your pc with both of them, to be sure. Take care.

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 07:32:35 PM »
I found this in my documents. Can't scan it or delete it any ideas

Why, can't you scan or delete (see note below), what errors are displayed ?

Note: Deletion isn't really a good first option (you have none left), 'first do no harm' don't delete, send virus to the chest and investigate.
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CharleyO

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 09:45:01 PM »
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Perhaps a google search would help. Here's one done through ScanDoo :

http://g.s.scandoo.com/search?hl=en&meta=on&q=%26%23376%3B9%26%23376%3B9

Maybe this one :

http://www.aboutus.org/Y9y9.com

Or, maybe it is this one :

http://www.last.fm/user/y9y9

And it could be any of the other results.

Is there a file extention?


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mot

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 06:04:01 AM »
Just found the same crap in my documents.  I just had to defeat some adware today as it slipped past AVG, Ad-Aware, and Spybot S&D.  Had "Call Dale.exe" & "mail bags.exe".  Must be very new crapola.

Just as windows begins to load, (before Windows with moving color bar) press F8, choose safe mode and boot on up.
Open explorer, go to your documents, probably thru documents and settings folder.  Click once on file, the hold down SHIFT and press delete key.  It will be gone forever.  I just did this 15 minutes ago, all is working well.

Also click start, run, type in MSCONFIG, press enter.  Look for strange entries.  mail bags was in folder "funk up system" or
something like that, stashed under the "application data" folder.

I started getting popup windows, that is what made me start searching.  My system has been free of popups for over 2 years.

Good luck.

CharleyO

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 08:06:36 AM »
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Welcome to the forums, mot.   :)

Thanks for posting what worked for you.

Please come back often, learn more, and maybe help others.


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Jan123

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Re: does anyone know this file? Ÿ9Ÿ9
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 08:55:14 PM »
Just wanted to say enormous "thankyou" to mot for your help here.
The safe mode delete worked perfectly.