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Windows 7: Desktop icons won't stay where I put them.

24 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

aswMBR was scanning, and then suddenly just stopped working and crashed.

Awesome.

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24 Aug 2012   #12

32 bit
 
 

Move on to TDSSkiller.
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24 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I did run TDSSKiller shortly after this whole ordeal began when my icons started forgetting their positions, and removed whatever it found (about 3 weeks ago).

I tried running aswMBR twice, first time set to scan C:\, second time set to Quickscan. Both times it crashed when trying to scan the downloaded files for the architectural software our office uses, Autodesk Revit 2013. The program install folder itself is over 5 GB and 12,000 files.

So I ran TDSSkiller again just now, 0 threats, 0 objects found.

*edit* it also took over 20 minutes to scan the Temporary Internet Files location. I'm going to clean that out and also delete that Revit 2013 install folder and try running aswMBR again.
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24 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't know what the deal is with aswMBR scanning Autodesk-related stuff. When I first downloaded the 5+ GB Revit 2013 install file, I had to install this Akamai NetSession download manager, I guess because of the large file size and the way Autodesk wanted to handle all the download traffic. aswMBR spent almost 15 minutes scanning the Uninstall.exe file for the Akamai program.
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24 Aug 2012   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay here's the log from aswMBR:


Attached Files
File Type: txt aswMBR.txt (1.9 KB, 23 views)
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24 Aug 2012   #16

32 bit
 
 

Please go here to run the scan. [quote]Note: If using Mozilla Firefox you will need to download esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe when prompted then double click on it to install. All of the below instructions are compatible with either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox.Select the option YES, I accept the Terms of Use then click on: When prompted allow the Add-On/Active X to install. Make sure that the option Remove found threats is NOT checked, and the option Scan archives is checked. Now click on Advanced Settings and select the following:
  • Scan for potentially unwanted applications
  • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
  • Enable Anti-Stealth Technology
Now click on: The virus signature database... will begin to download. Be patient this make take some time depending on the speed of your Internet Connection. When completed the Online Scan will begin automatically. [*]Do not touch either the Mouse or keyboard during the scan otherwise it may stall. [*]When completed select Uninstall application on close if you so wish, make sure you copy the logfile first! [*]Now click on: Use notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt. Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic.
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24 Aug 2012   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay it finally finished scanning after 3 1/2 hours!

Results:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\hstart.exe a variant of Win32/HiddenStart.A application

C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\hstart.exe a variant of Win32/HiddenStart.A application
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24 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a though. I don't know if it matters but your scan aswMBR shows a Vista MBR.
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24 Aug 2012   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

yeah I have no idea about that.
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24 Aug 2012   #20

32 bit
 
 

ASWMBR sometimes shows Windows 2008 server MBR on windows 7 PC lol


Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • The log should be saved on the desktop
  • Post it here
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