What is this program? Dog icon, 169k in size, random filenames, c:\windows\temp folder.
Posted on 2006-06-20
I have noticed on my computer now, every morning i start it up and check windows task manager, i can see a file with a random name .exe. For example toady i have TTA4A7.exe, other days i could have SL8669.exe, AAB4TY.exe, and so on. If i search for the file, it appears in the c:\windows\temp folder, has a dog icon (similar to the one on the old windows 'ski' game, if anyone remembers that!), and is 169k in size.
My computer has not been exhibiting any strange problems. We run Trend Micro OfficeScan which is kept up to date, and a scan is run at 1:30pm every day. I have run windows defender and detected no spyware.
If i end the task and delete the file, it seems to come back after about 20 minutes? Not sure on exact time, but when i come back to use my pc it is there again.
I suspect it could be a part of one of my programs, but i am suspicious because of the file name, and where it is kept.
I have googled this but returned no result.
Has anyone else seen this file? Please help!