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Windows 7: Explorer.EXE is this a virus???


29 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Norton wouldn't let me execute this program. It stated that fewer then 5 in the Norton community have downloaded this program and its fairly new less then a week old and not much is known about it and deleted it.


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30 Nov 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Sorry, I gave you the wrong one .....

Download Security Check by screen317 from here http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe or here http://screen317.changelog.fr/SecurityCheck.exe
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of that document.

This is what is will show, similar to mine:

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.28
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 (UAC is enabled)
Internet Explorer 9
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Antivirus/Firewall Check:

Avira Premium Security Suite
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
Avira successfully updated!
```````````````````````````````
Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
CCleaner
FCleaner 1.3.1.621
Java(TM) 6 Update 29
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Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent

Avira Antivir avgnt.exe
Avira Antivir avguard.exe
``````````End of Log````````````
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01 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.28
Windows 7 x64 (UAC is enabled)
Internet Explorer 9
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Antivirus/Firewall Check:
Norton Internet Security
McAfee Security Scan Plus
iolo technologies' System Mechanic
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
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Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Java(TM) 6 Update 22
Java(TM) 6 Update 26
Java version out of date!
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Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent
Norton ccSvcHst.exe
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe
Kaaz Desktop SecurityCheck.exe
Kaaz AppData Local Temp\RarSFX0\SecurityCheck\Objlist.exe
Symantec Norton Online Backup NOBuAgent.exe
iolo Common Lib ioloServiceManager.exe
iolo System Mechanic SystemGuardAlerter.exe
``````````End of Log````````````
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01 Dec 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
it also states the Origin as
Source File:
7tsp_gui_v0.3_b(3003).exe
File Created:
explorer.exe
Did you download "7 Theme Source Patcher (3003)"? If you did, did you select whether or not Explorer.exe should be patched?
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01 Dec 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

I did and it was awhile back & whatever options that were given I had selected patch all.
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01 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would use this tutorial:
Default File Type Associations - Restore

but Restore the .reg file association manually first. Otherwise the .reg script is not going to work since that's what's broken according to malwarebytes msg.

After restoring .reg association manually, run the .reg script in the tutorial.
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02 Dec 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

ok lets back track a little...

1st. I received a msg from Norton AV protection after the completion of a full scan stating that it had quarantined something that is not a virus but an essential part of the operating system explorer.exe AND it also stated that its origin was from Source File:7tsp_gui_v0.3_b(3003).exe.

2nd. Shortly after my first post I got my first BSOD. Rebooted my computer and everything seemed to be working ok & I came back to this forum to gain further help.

3rd. I uninstalled all theme packs & downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a full scan receiving 2 broken.opencommand registry data msgs.

Now it seems to me that I have more then one issue. I have the issue trying to restore my explorer.exe back to normal and taking that off of the quarantined list finding out if it is or isn't a virus. My BSOD issue, not knowing if that is associated with the Norton quarantine. And now also a registry issue. I have no clue as to what the difference is btwn a .reg file or a .reg script and I don't know how to manually restore either to get to the part that the tutorial speaks about.

I do have a recovery disk that was created about a month ago way before I started having these issues. If I use that will I have the same issues that I went thru with Norton, BSOD, & Malwarebytes registry issue?

Also if I do use my recovery disk & uninstall the theme packs etc etc how can a create more then one restore point? I wanted to just restore my computer to a later date with this issue but the later date was only a day or two from the time that I started having these issues and that was the only restore point. On my laptop I have multiple restore points, how do I create the same on my desktop?
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3 Weeks Ago   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You Should Restore The Start Orb. It Fixed For Me!
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