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Windows 7: bitc.exe

15 Jul 2011   #1
sortajan

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
bitc.exe

I shut my computer down during a thunderstorm (and unplugged it, so there were no problems there) for about an hour, and when I rebooted it and logged back in my screen was black and I had a loading box saying something to the effect of:
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C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\bitc.exe
That's not bitch.exe, it's bitc.exe. Close, but not quite. It just sat there loading, and I have a feeling that it wouldn't have changed ten minutes later. Anyways, I was able to load up my task manager and manually cancel the process (bitc.exe). I immediately went into that folder and found the file sitting there inconspicuously. I don't quite know what to do with it, but I'm withholding judgement since I don't know what it is. I did a google search and nothing turned up (except loads of references to bitch.exe). Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should approach this?

P.S. - I use a paid and fully up-to-date version of avast! and I run weekly virus scans. I'm extremely cautious.


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15 Jul 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I am also thinking malware. Try downloading malwarebytes and running it. the only refs to "bitc.exe" I find are related to a keylogger.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

If this bitc.exe is smaller than 20MB, upload it to Virus Total where it will be scanned by several anti-malware engines, and a report produced.

Regards,
Golden
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15 Jul 2011   #4
sortajan

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I ran that malware program and found five (presumably) unrelated infections; I promptly removed them. I then manually deleted the bitc.exe file the old-fashioned way and restarted my computer. Cleaned up my registry with CCleaner and everything seems fine. Thanks for the help guys.
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15 Jul 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thats sounds good, but re-run Malwarebytes now if you haven't already to make sure that all/any traces of the infection are removed - many malware are immune to manual deletion, having already injected traces of their code into other files before you even thought of deleting it.

Regards,
Golden
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15 Jul 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

sortajan,

Be sure to follow Golden's advice. Some malware is very clever and have "buddy" modules. If one of them detect that's his "buddy' is missing, then he resurrects his dead friend.
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