?
Solved

Suspicious file in C

Posted on 2008-06-21
9
Medium Priority
?
353 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
hello there,

i have noticed i have two files in my C:/ called 888 and jj.one has 52 MB and the other is about 31 MB. I dont know what these files are or how it came here in the first place. also when i tried to delete them it says being used by other user. this made me suspicious about these files. i want to know are these virus,spyware,trojans. how do i get to know more about these files. appreciate your help

cheers
zolf
0
Comment
Question by:zolf
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:sistemu
sistemu earned 90 total points
ID: 21839881
Hello zolf,
Have you tried finding any new processes in Task Manager(Ctrl + Alt + Del). Anything with resemblance in name...

If this is not working for you, try rebooting your machine in Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts loading) and try then to delete.

Hope this helps
0
 

Author Comment

by:zolf
ID: 21840005

no i dont see anything in the TM with that name. can i know which application is using this file
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:sistemu
ID: 21840014
If you have Vista i think you can try in "Reliability and performance". It should appear the file and with it, the process using it.
In XP i don't know similar program.
0
2017 Webroot Threat Report

MSPs: Get the facts you need to protect your clients.
The 2017 Webroot Threat Report provides a uniquely insightful global view into the analysis and discoveries made by the Webroot® Threat Intelligence Platform to provide insights on key trends and risks as seen by our users.

 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:rpggamergirl
ID: 21840102
It could be a remnant of a smitfraud 888 toolbar, or could be a remnant folder of some other programs, I assume they are folders and not file or are they?
If you rightclick in those folders and click on Properties what does it say?

0
 

Author Comment

by:zolf
ID: 21840202

i have attached a screen shot.
1.JPG
0
 

Author Comment

by:zolf
ID: 21843493

please help
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
rpggamergirl earned 660 total points
ID: 21844059
The jpeg attachment is not very clear for me to see, what does it say in the Description?
I would be confident to delete it if it was in my pc.

In Explorer, when you're viewing your files in "Details" and with " Date Created" check all the files that was created at that exact time and see what program matches. And if none matches then that 's just a leftover file.
I would just delete it or rename it(if you're not sure)
0
 

Author Comment

by:zolf
ID: 21844293

click on the image to view it large
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:rpggamergirl
ID: 21844480
I did zoom on the image but can't make out what the description is, it looks like an "RF8" or something.
Anyway I would just delete that file.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: btan
The intent is not to repeat what many has know about Ransomware but more to join its dots of what is it, who are the victims, why it exists, when and how we respond on infection. Lastly, sum up in a glance to share such information with more to help…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question