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C:\WINDOWS\hpbafd.ini

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i would like information on this file as to what the purpose of it is and what causes it to be modified?  C:\WINDOWS\hpbafd.ini
Any information on this file would be appreciated!
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by:r-k
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According to a web search, this file appears to be created when users logging in via a terminal server (or possibly other ways) print to certain HP printers.
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by:crlunde
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Does this file get changed everytime a user logs in and or prints to the printer?
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by:r-k
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Yes, that is what I saw described on a web page. I don't have the exact link but can look it up again if you're interested.
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I would appreciate it if you could get me the link to the site where you obtained the information.
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e.g. "The hpbafd.ini file seems to be created by some HP printer drivers
when a user print a document". This is from:

 http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31081926/when-logon-files-get-cre.aspx

The following page talks about a problem caused by this file:

 http://support.citrix.com/forums/thread.jspa?forumID=1&threadID=44596&messageID=188369&

The location of the file in the c:\windows folder is a bit suspicious in your case. Can you open the file with Notepad and see what it contains? Sometimes malware will use the same filename as legit files.


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