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50 idx files have appreared on my desktop! I don't know if it was me or the kids who did it. However, when I delete them they come back when I restart the comp. I've even tried emptying the recycle bin and turning off system restore......but next time I restart the comp the 50 x idx files are there on the desktop again :-(
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by:Jonvee
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duggywuggy,
You may like to try checking for viruses using at least one of these free, recommended virus scanners:
                http://housecall.trendmicro.com
                http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
                http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

You could also check for parasites, downloading this free link.  Check for "New updates" before scanning with Ad-Aware:

          Ad-aware : http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_adaware.html 



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by:jvuz
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First check with stinger

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
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by:jvuz
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Then launch hijackthis and post the log here.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html


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by:blue_zee
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jvuz,

Please don't ask for HJT logs to be posted.

Moderators have been asking that for some time now.

Suggest this auto analysis tool:

http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english

Zee
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by:blue_zee
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But disregard the rundll32.exe flag in WinME.
:(

Zee
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by:jvuz
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Sorry, didn't know. Thanx for letting me know.

Jvuz
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by:duggywuggy
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I'm pretty sure this is nothing to do with a virus or a parasite etc. I'm pretty meticulous about  updating my anti-virus, ad-aware etc etc
Possibly it has something to do with Nero Express as I burned a CD just before they appeared....
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by:jvuz
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OK, thanx a lot. I'll keep it in my bookmarks.
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>>Possibly it has something to do with Nero Express as I burned a CD just before they appeared....<<

Check the link posted by Jonvee, it's bang on...

Zee
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Perfect, Jonvee - thanks :-)
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by:Jonvee
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duggywuggy,

Glad to help  :)       Didn't think i left you with enough information, and had just started researching it further and your reply came back!     It's also good to hear you keep a 'clean machine'!               .. thank you.     Jonvee.

Zee,
Wasn't absolutely sure about HJT, was surprised when Shehay used the auto analysis tool recently, so noted your comments to jvuz, with thanks  :)          

       

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