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whats this?

by Sherwin Ian / August 14, 2007 9:12 AM PDT

Ive downloaded a program/application on grisoft called AVG anti-root kit it will detect hidden program(virus) from your system. I'ved used it already it has detected a hidden folder c:\Windows\system32\kdekv.exe .Im afraid to delete bec it might be a part of my system 32.

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AVG Anti-Rootkit
by Carol~ Moderator / August 14, 2007 10:22 AM PDT
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Locate the file.
by JonathanCase / August 14, 2007 10:24 AM PDT
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You probably will have to set the "folder options" to view hidden and system files, then right click on it and look at the properties. In the version information of that window should be the company who supplied it, the version number etc.
If there is nothing there, it is suspicious.Try uploading the file to virustotal for a check.
AVG Antirootkit is NOT an antivirus, nor antispyware. Those are seperate applications. Rootkits are a bit different, and generally use alternate data streams to hide themselves. This takes a bit of learning about before you can interpret the results of a rootkit scan. Google for info.

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What Are Your Symptoms of Infection?
by Bugbatter / August 15, 2007 12:15 AM PDT
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Have you had any problems with redirected searches lately?
As suggested above, have the file scanned, configure to show hidden files, and delete it if it shows infection.

If that does not resolve the issue, there are other steps that need to be taken, but I cannot advise you on those until you provide more information, so let us know if you need more help.

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