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adftcv.exe?

Posted on 2004-10-15
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I've recently installed windoes XP and updated to SP2 and I noticed the task adftcv.exe running in the task manager.

I have made a search on the web for any information about this process and I get no results.
Can you give me any information about this?

It takes up 1,388k of memory.
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Question by:KingDom1606
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by:sunray_2003
ID: 12318051
Did you scan for spywares before installing Sp2 ?

Does this process start once system boots up or when you run any application ?
Try start --> run --> msconfig --> startup tab
disable all applications except anti-virus and firewall.
restart the machine. now check if that process would run.. If no, then enable each application one by one and see if that would help figure out the culprit application responsible for this process.

Then scan for virus and spywares and post back if you can get it solved

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Check for spywares and virus in the system

virus scanner:
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When you scan for virus,do all the below in both Normal mode and Safe mode.

a) Update your virus definitions in your Anti-virus and run it.

b) Download Stinger from here : http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/  and run it.

c) Use this Online virus scanner also : http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 

Spyware:
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Please donot run spyware before running Anti-virus tools and making sure there is no virus in the machine.
Run spyware both in Normal and Safe mode to be sure that the system is free of spywares,adwares and Malwares.

PLEASE GET THE SPYWARE REMOVAL TOOLS FROM THE BELOW WEBSITE. THAT PAQ IS CREATED SO THAT ALL THE TOOLS ARE NOT GUMMED UP IN THIS THREAD.

Some of the experts here have helped in compiling all the important spyware tools and they are listed in this thread
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Browser_Issues/Q_20975384.html

My recommendation would be to start with Spybot ,Ad-ware ,CWshredder.After installing them, First Update them and then run

Once running all the above tools and others given in that thread, download and run Hijackthis.
Download Hijacthis from here http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-69.shtml.
Get the log from Hijackthis and save the log and paste it here http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english to analyze it. The analyser site is used so that you donot gum up the thread with the entire log.

Remove the bad ones that the site reports. If it says unknown process, then use a search engine to check if those are bad ones. If bad remove them , if you still cannot find then post those files alone here.
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Also use process explorer and see if that exe file is associated with any application
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

All the best

SR
 
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by:KingDom1606
ID: 12332914
Thank you for your response.

It seems this is an unknown process to all the spyware detector/removal programs and I can't seem to get any results for it on any search engines. The process explorer reveals that it is linked with various temporary internet files which would make me assume that it is a new type of spyware.

I have checked the information of the file and it says:

Description: Installation utility for www.callinghome.biz
Size: 37.5kb

The path of the file is C:\WINDOWS\sytem32\adftcv.exe

Any other information on this process would be appreciated.
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sunray_2003 earned 125 total points
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It is an unknown process and hence you DONOT NEED it..

have you attempted to remove it from your machine ?

If you cannot remove in normal mode, try removing it in safe mode ...
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by:KingDom1606
ID: 12334118
I have since removed this file after advice from you and another trusted source and I thank you for your assistance in helping me resolve this problem. :)
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