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I have searched for what these files joy!...anybody?

by Gaia1 / June 7, 2014 2:10 AM PDT

My security picked up and flagged the following files. Searches have found nothing. Any ideas?? I'm posting this on as many forums as possible....


I have them "quarantined" till I find out what they are.

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Most malware uses random names.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2014 3:07 AM PDT

It's likely the names don't mean a thing. What created them or what's inside is likely what will tell you what's up.

The security software you used should have told why or what name the pest is known by.

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Unfortunately no......
by Gaia1 / June 7, 2014 4:04 AM PDT

In trying to send the files to my security, the files refuse to go!.......I get an "error. Unable to send"
The security software cannot ID the files. Just says they are there!

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So the question is how to get them gone?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2014 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Unfortunately no......
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Malware or virus
by Erin93 / June 17, 2014 4:03 AM PDT

Have you tried using malwarebytes ( and making sure your antivirus is up to date, then running it?

If you have Norton or McAfee those are not all that good. Get Avast or AVG instead.

Using those 2 steps will get rid of any harmful files on your computer.

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Hi Erin. I bet you wanted to reply to the OP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2014 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Malware or virus

But yes, I just ran MBAM, found nothing here. I run a tight ship.

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Malware and viruses
by Erin93 / June 17, 2014 4:07 AM PDT

In case the files are malware run malwarebytes. You can find it at"

Also if your antivirus is Norton or McAfee get a better antivirus, like Avast or AVG. Not only are they better, but they're free. I know with AVG is you have an infected file that it doesn't get rid of you contact them and they'll give you instructions on how to send them the file, then they'll write a fix specifically for it.

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Typically malware, virues and spyware
by orlbuckeye / June 12, 2014 3:13 AM PDT

write to your temp folders. So naturally they use the .tmp extension to hide if their bad files. They could also be from something you installed.

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