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Temp files with dog icons

By helpmhost ·
Hi,

All of us at our office (and PCs at home) have files in C:\Windows\Temp\ that are .exe files and the icon is a jumping dog. The file name are random (such as AZF4B7.EXE) and can't be deleted. Sometime, I will have more than one, and they can all be deleted but 1 of them.

Does anyone know what these are? Can we get rid of it somehow?

Thanks.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Temp files with dog icons

sounds like a humerous viri,
TRY LOADING INTO SAFE MODE AND REMOVING THEM. Then scan the registry for the .exe name on the system and export/delete them. See if the problem goes away

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Temp files with dog icons

Hi

Have you run a virus check yet? Also, have you looked at the properties of the .exe file to see if you can determine whether it is a valid file?

Good luck

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by helpmhost In reply to Temp files with dog icons

Yes I have done a virus scan. In fact, we have antivirus on all clients and server. Our antivirus updates hourly and triggers client updates upon there being updates to install.

Does anyone else have these files?

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by BorgInva In reply to Temp files with dog icons

I am going to throw out a bunch of websites for freebies, but before I do, a nifty little program to help delete files that will not, well, delete. Try this first.
What ever these files are, if they are in TEMP, they should be DESTROYED!!! They could be a virus, a joke program, or something worse. Waste it!

http://www.purgeie.com/delinv.htm

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by BorgInva In reply to

4/23/05

To completely avoid spyware and viruses, turn PC off. Truthfully.
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BitDefender
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Panda ActiveScan
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Trend Micro Online Virus Scan
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Trend Micro Housecall
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Virus Threat Center Blog
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REFERANCE
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Free avast! 4 Home Edition
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AVG FREE
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AntiVir? PersonalEdition Classic
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BitDefender Free Edition v7
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by BorgInva In reply to

ANTI SPYWARE
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Bug Off
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CWShredder
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HijackThis 1.99.1
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Ad-Aware SE Personal edition
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Microsoft? Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) [I believe updates are done through Windows Update)
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Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3
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SpywareBlaster 3.3
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X-RayPC Spyware Process Analyzer 1.001
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TO WATCH YOUR START UP PROGRAMS

MSCONFIG (not on W2k)
Use RUN and type MSCONFIG and then hit ENTER
Use these programs too
Startup Monitor
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StartupRun v1.22
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ZoneAlarm (one of the BEST, even for free)
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Sygate Personal Firewall 5.x (never used myself but it is a good one)
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ShieldsUP!
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LeakTest
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Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=QQWRORVWHFHMFNZMBBX

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by helpmhost In reply to Temp files with dog icons

I found out what they are. We use Trend Micro Office Scan as our Antivirus and I found out that that file is part of the Office Scan antivirus. It must use a different name every boot to prevent viruses from being able to disable the file.

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