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Strange files/folders

by rajkashana / November 6, 2008 7:24 PM PST

hello,
I have a dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premium. I noticed a number of strange folders in C:\temp. They are

Frank
FrankContents
FrankDevice
FrankFormat
FrankHandler
FrankMedium
FrankPacManager
FrankProtocol
All the folders are empty. There is also a txt file called FrankPACAPI.log and it contains

[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ] CFrankProtocolWrapper::GetDeviceList() Connected {531DD083-5266-4AF9-9483-50E1D83462FA}
[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ]

[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ] 00149:FrankDeviceFormat.cpp [Initialize] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ] 00195:FrankDeviceFormat.cpp [Initialize] DevId: {531DD083-5266-4AF9-9483-50E1D83462FA} #INFO# Entry
[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ] 00215:koDeviceFormatFrank.cpp [Initialize] DevId: {531DD083-5266-4AF9-9483-50E1D83462FA} #INFO# DriveLetter {F}
[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ] 00216:koDeviceFormatFrank.cpp [Initialize] DevId: {531DD083-5266-4AF9-9483-50E1D83462FA} #INFO# CacheControl {0}
[ 2008/10/13 07:50:49 ] 01731:koDeviceFormatFrank.cpp [NotifyDeviceChange] DevId: {531DD083-5266-4AF9-9483-50E1D83462FA} #INFO# ?f?o?C?X?

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Thanks
by rajkashana / November 7, 2008 1:44 AM PST

Thanks a lot for the link. looks like it's a serious problem. Since they advise to use ComboFix/HJT, perhaps it would be better to seek help in HJT forum. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Cheers!

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Seeking help with HJT
by Carol~ Moderator / November 7, 2008 4:06 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Raj..

Sounds like a good and safe plan. According the link at the top of the forum titled, "HOW to post your HJT log on ONE of the HJT forums":

HiJackThis log - Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

* Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
* Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
* By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
* Click on Install.
* It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
* Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
* Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
* Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" and Paste the entire contents of the log (no attachments) into your (Click --> ) own new topic

* DO NOT use the AnalyseThis button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
* DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what HJT lists will be harmless or even required by your Operating System, a helper will guide you.


Note: In notepad under Format, uncheck "Word Wrap" Produce all HJT logs like this, single spaced.
single-spaced - (of type or print) not having a blank space between lines.

It is preferable, and the log easier to read, if you do not use the [code] or [php] options.

* The topic's title should be the problem you believe you may have.
* Please do not post *hot links* to malware sites in your post when describing the problem, the HJT log is enough.

We don't analyze logs here, but you can easily a forum which does, on the left side of the below page:

http://hjt-data.trend-braintree.com/hjt/analyzethis/index.php

Best of luck to you..
Carol

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thanks
by rajkashana / November 9, 2008 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: Seeking help with HJT

Thanks a lot Carol.
I have submitted the problem to a HJT forum. Will wait for their reply.
chhers!
Raj

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