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#1 spikesmom

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:55 PM

Hi,
Would love some help with this ...I noticed 3 files on my desktop yesterday a.m. and I have no idea where they came from. When I ran a full scan with Ad Aware, the files seem to have something to do with Ad Aware (or is this how viruses work??). I updated Ad Aware before I ran the scan and it did find 1 malicious threat and quarantined/removed it. I restarted my computer but the icons remain on my desktop. The files are: 7zdecode.exe and binaryfiles.7z and selfdel.dll.
Can anyone please tell me if they ever heard of these files? Are they something I need to remove? I can also tell you that, at the moment, I have an update notification in the lower right corner from Adobe Reader but I'm afraid to even update that!

Appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks!

#2 CeciliaB

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:21 PM

Hi spikesmom,

How do you mean that the three files seemed to have something to do with Ad-Aware during its scan?

Upload the new files on your desktop to http://www.virustotal.com/ one by one, using the "Upload a file" function and post back the links to the scan reports.

Did you install something before the three files appeared?

#3 spikesmom

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:21 PM

Hi spikesmom,

How do you mean that the three files seemed to have something to do with Ad-Aware during its scan?

Upload the new files on your desktop to http://www.virustotal.com/ one by one, using the "Upload a file" function and post back the links to the scan reports.

Did you install something before the three files appeared?


Hi, CeciliaB
Thanks for the quick reply. I had been on Target's website and wanted to print some coupons. I had to install the Coupon Activator program from their website in order to print the coupons. Perhaps it's that! I will upload the files and post back the links this evening. Thanks again!

#4 spikesmom

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:41 PM

Hi, CeciliaB
Thanks for the quick reply. I had been on Target's website and wanted to print some coupons. I had to install the Coupon Activator program from their website in order to print the coupons. Perhaps it's that! I will upload the files and post back the links this evening. Thanks again!


Ok, just uploaded files and here are the links:

For the 7zDecode.exe file the link:
http://www.virustota...1427-1261523932

For Selfdel.dll:
http://www.virustota...186c-1260226201

For binaryfiles.7z:
http://www.virustota...23c5-1316374284

I think it's good news, right?! :) Thanks very much.

#5 CeciliaB

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:23 PM

You are welcome :)

Yes, no bad files and they probably belongs to that Coupon program.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

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