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Windows 7: IEHighutil.exe Need urgent help, something that can fry my GPU

27 Feb 2013   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
IEHighutil.exe Need urgent help, something that can fry my GPU

Hi,

After my friend lent me his minecraft mod setup, i noticed that there was a folder called Temporary on my C folder. I tried to delete it but it wouldn't let me because iehightuil.exe was using it.
I noticed my system was making more noise than usual on idle, as if the system was under stress, so i immediately shut it down. I went into bitdefender rescue mode, ran a full system scan, that didn't detect anything. I googled it, got worried, ended iehightutil.exe process and permanently deleted it from my system, removed it from msconfig startup and deleted it's entry.

But i am worried it has spread. Bitdefender didn't detect it at first. So what if it spread to some unknown location on which it won't be detected by bitdefender? I even installed malwarebytes but so far it didn't detect anything, so i'm not sure i removed the virus correctly, or they don't detect anything at all.

After googling iehighutil.exe, it is said that its an exploit to the java security hole, that uses it to infect the system in question.

Now after running revo uninstaller to uninstall java from my system, i see something shady called setup version 1.0, on further inspection lists me in Program Files a folder called AppName, which i don't know what it does.

Several people reported having their GPU fried after noticing Iehighutil.exe . I don't wish to be counted among them.
Can someone help me be sure that my system is clean, and my GPU won't be fried?


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27 Feb 2013   #2
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

One more thing, i didn't have java installed in my system at all, but after searching my system for JAVA, i found java.exe in system32 folder
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27 Feb 2013   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Some other programs may install Java for it's use. Whatever, it is a threat, and need a precaution better than BitDefender.

First, scan the system for possible virus infection with these two tools.
Possibly they will catch something .... as I have seen in your other thread that you got a crash caused by SCSIPORT.sys.


Let us know what the scans found.
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27 Feb 2013   #4
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Alright, will post back with the scan results.
By the way, shouldn't i post something like the list of processes running in my computer to see if there is any shady process there? I can't remember the name of the program that did that, among other things.
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27 Feb 2013   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

These two programs ... specially WDO will take care of all the processes hopefully
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27 Feb 2013   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Minecraft itself is 100% written in Java, so if you can play it, you HAVE to have Java. If you are concerned about security (which you should not, if you have a decent antivirus), disable the Java web plugin which is the only component that has known security issues, after that you are safe from new threats. Of course, won't be able to play Minecraft in the browser, but the desktop version will work perfectly.

Now, make sure you do a deep scan with a good antivirus program to make sure it went away. A file search utility may also point additional copies of the virus if it's still present.
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27 Feb 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What exactly is this, minecraft mod setup?
How did you install this mod setup?
Did you scan the mod setup before installing?
Where did your friend get the mod setup?
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27 Feb 2013   #8
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What exactly is this, minecraft mod setup?
How did you install this mod setup?
Did you scan the mod setup before installing?
Where did your friend get the mod setup?
The mod setup is actually just the folder with the mods installed, to which i replaced in the appdata.
It's not an installer, it's just the way he played minecraft.

He made it himself, but now i see i should have known better to scan it at least. I don't think however, that bitdefender would have found anything.

By the way, TDDS Killer found one infection on Iastor ( i think thats intel rapid storage ) which i removed about a week ago from my system. By mistake, i quarantined the file instead of removing it, but now i'm not sure where to access the quarantine to delete it


EDIT: Is there a Windows Defender Offline Offline version? Because its downloading at like 5 Kb/s, i left it for 20 minutes, and it downloaded 8 MB. Not to mention, after it reaches about 100 MB the download fails.
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27 Feb 2013   #9
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

AlexRD,

Please do the following to see what is going on in the system...



Download DDS from any of the following:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.com
http://www.infospyware.net/sUBs/dds
Save the program to the Desktop <<<---

Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.



When done, DDS opens two (2) logs:
  • DDS.txt
  • Attach.txt
Save both reports to the Desktop.

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Please attach both logs to your reply.
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27 Feb 2013   #10
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do what cottonball said first. Have you tried this? : Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit It IS still in beta but hasn't hurt my machine. Might be worth a shot. Everything I can find about it says its a trojan/rootkit. WDO should take care of it and/or malwarebytes anti-rootkit.
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