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Windows 7: hdwwizb.exe ?


08 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
hdwwizb.exe ?

For the last week or so, since I installed AVG, I've been getting alerts that it found a file called hdwwizb.exe that isn't right. What can I do to make this stop ? Is the file something bad and is just being flagged incorrectly ? Is there any way to get AVG free to ignore the file ?

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08 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Are you sure you copied the error correctly?
The error looks like a driver error. Have you updated all the drives recently?
IMO....I would uninstall AVG and download Avast or MSE as your AV program and see if error comes up then.
Both of these AV programs are free.
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08 Aug 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

It might be spyware. Try Free version of MalwareBytes
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08 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to see if it picks it up too. It could be a 'false/positive' ...

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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08 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am outranked..................Run Malwarebytes first .....Then get rid of AVG IMO
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08 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Pretty sure it's a Trojan ... it has a "b" at the end.

Hdwwiz.exe helps you install driver software to support older devices that do not support Plug-and-Play
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08 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Pretty sure it's a Trojan ... it has a "b" at the end.
Looks like it. From Prevx:

Quote:
The filename is associated with the malware groups:
  • Cloaked Malware
  • Malicious Software
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08 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Malwarebytes didn't find it....

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
Malwarebytes

Database version: 4408

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

8/8/2010 11:25:59 PM
mbam-log-2010-08-08 (23-25-59).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 263734
Time elapsed: 41 minute(s), 18 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Users\Spottedfeather\AppData\Local\Temp\trc3ns.exe (Virus.Agent) -> No action taken.
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08 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have never update any drivers. It's a new computer.
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09 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I tried Malwarebytes, but it's a stupid program. When it was finished, and I removed what it found, it made my computer restart. I was in the middle of something. I looked but I didn't see anything about an option to restart the computer or not. If it's going to do this, I'm getting rid of it.
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