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Windows 7: Strange system file on C:\

27 Mar 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

Do a full scan with each scanner, and not just of the one file.


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27 Mar 2013   #12
Migelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, yes, ofc.
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27 Mar 2013   #13
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Did you buy this computer with windows 7 installed from a reputable seller kinda sounds like a pirated copy of win 7
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27 Mar 2013   #14
Migelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, I bought it parts by parts.
Why would this file imply a pirated windows copy?
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27 Mar 2013   #15
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Im not an expert at it but that was the way people got around registering windows without a key the way it was done was run a loader that was Linux like that would load into your memory a fake BIOS then start windows and it would think it was a dell or whatever computer that was already registered to run windows .. Im sorry for making you think that somehow I thought you were running a illegal version of windows

did you ever run any type of linux or something that installed linux like commands that you could run
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27 Mar 2013   #16
Migelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Np.

As I mentioned, I've run numerous of live DVD/USBs with some-kind of linux loaded on them for experimentation and testing.

I also opened that file with Notepad++ and I found this:
Code:
Press space bar 
Press   to start GRUB, any other key to boot previous MBR ...  to boot previous MBR, any other key to start GRUB ... 
Timeout:      
Invalid previous MBR. Press any key to start GRUB ...  to hold the screen, any other key to boot previous MBR ... 
Error while reading MBR of   in partition table of drive (hd0 )  
Error 
Cannot find   in all drives. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. 
Try (hd0,0 ) :  EXT2:  NTFS5:  FAT32:  FAT16:  FAT12:  non-MS: skip  Extended:  invalid or null                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             GRUŞęp‚   ˙˙˙ ő…    0.97 /boot/grub/menu.lst                                                                  <       `3    ˙˙˙˙                                                                    ˙˙˙˙                    €           ŕ        „Ň      0 5Ő0         €[5     ˙˙˙˙                                    ˙˙˙˙    ˙˙˙˙    1ŔŽŘŽŔŽĐfĽ p  űf>!FBBFufˇ! *!fŁ‚ ˘ŠŽ u˘‹ŽfˇT fŁŚŽfˇL fŁśŽfŁ“Źf=   Ŕ f=   Z‚† f%˙˙? f=   uxˇŕ;N ulŽŘf>$INTu[f>13SFuPf>GRUBuEf>4DOSu:fˇ f=   Zr.fˇ f=   Zr"ą?ľ żŽľ * ŕH.˘ůĄą` ľ ŽżśŤ.Ą1ŔŽŘ đŽŔż ˙ľ…ą" ”B†1ŔŽŔR1ŔŽŘŽŔűfˇf‰tf=LUCEu€‚ ‚uOfˇlfŔfPS[tS [= Ru <cuĺ‚uŢł fXfPf‹lf9sfčf9sĂfůr˝fX>ů…„Űu    f…    ZffŁ€‚1ŔŽŘŽŔ‚ut ą˙ şčŔ#űt]h…č77Ő 
grub4dos: A20 failure. Please report with error code(if any in the above line).
Especially the last line grub4dos suggests to me that this file's been made by the DOS utility I used to flash my IBM ServerRaid 1015m card with IT firmware for my ZFS server.

The antivirus checks are still running, MSE and SUPERantiSpyware didn't find anything beside a couple of cookies so I'm just waiting for Malwarebytes' scan to finish and I'm done. =)

Thx!
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27 Mar 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

Do you have any question about what your PC builder might have used to install and Activate Win7?

If so run MGADiag.exe and post back the report so we can analyze it for you.
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27 Mar 2013   #18
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote:
As I mentioned, I've run numerous of live DVD/USBs with some-kind of linux loaded on them for experimentation and testing.
Missed that part I went backwards and looked at one of your post where you did say that

what I would do is copy the file to a new folder then reboot and if everything works fine that means your good. If it goes all bad boot up into your favorite live CD and move it back where it was . I would not be a big fan of any live version of Linux that decides it can mount your drives without your permission
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27 Mar 2013   #19
Migelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, once the scans are done, I'll do that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Migelo View Post
No, I bought it parts by parts.
By that I meant that I've built the PC myself and installed the Win7 X64 Ultimate (because of the language packs) which I bought separately.
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28 Mar 2013   #20
Migelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I removed the file and everything's still working

Thanks for all your support!
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