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03 Jan 2010   #11
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

OK It is a cat which hops like a rabbit.

I cannot test it from safe mode because I have no way to start it.

I ran Malwarebytes from safe mode for all disks, Nothing found.

Avira and MSE also found nothing ( Running from within windows )

I recovered an earlier image but it was there also.

Guess I am stuck with a clean install

Thanks for your effort

Richard


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03 Jan 2010   #12
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Good luck reinstalling!
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03 Jan 2010   #13
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Thanks for your support!

Richard
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03 Jan 2010   #14
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

have you been on any doubius web sites, a few years ago i had a similar problem , one site i visited had a popup for animated cursors i did not open it and quickly closed it, a couple of days later i was doing a drawing and all of a sudden a little puppy started following the pointer anyway more to the point i stopped mine by using spybot, search and destoy, it may or may not work for you
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03 Jan 2010   #15
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rerice View Post
No new theme, Just changed the wallpaper.
Try removing that wallpaper. Also check Mouse Properties > Pointers.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rerice View Post
Avira and MSE also found nothing ( Running from within windows )
As alwinwinjoe pointed to, you should not have both Avira and MSE active as two antivirus programs can cause conflicts on the system. Select one and uninstall the other.
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03 Jan 2010   #16
BWK

 

Lol ...sorry about the lol, but has anyone worked on your pc lately or any friends or family been on it? There are so many freaking joke type install/virus/ghostware programs out there someone may just be messing with you.
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03 Jan 2010   #17
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Be honest,
IS your windows 7 or any of your programs pirated....
Because your kitty friend is wearing a lil pirate hat....
I think i pirate added a joke in with his program.....
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03 Jan 2010   #18
Aaron7pm

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

I Wish I Had It!
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04 Jan 2010   #19
HJA

 

Pirate cat & sword.

I have in my musty collection of floppies(remember floppies?) a "virus" program that after a certain amount of time a little ambulance runs across the bottom of the screen with flashing lights and a siren. Once it runs it deletes itself. Also I have read jpeg's can contain a virus hidden in them. New wallpaper? could be!
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04 Jan 2010   #20
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
Pirate cat & sword.

I have in my musty collection of floppies(remember floppies?) a "virus" program that after a certain amount of time a little ambulance runs across the bottom of the screen with flashing lights and a siren. Once it runs it deletes itself. Also I have read jpeg's can contain a virus hidden in them. New wallpaper? could be!
jpeg virus..

Common guys, we are getting paranoid.
I am not saying that it's impossible, IT IS possible and already has been done.

But it's actually hard hack.
ok, let me explain
Firstly jpeg, jps aren't executables so they can't make any damage themselves.
But it is possible hide the code into it without affecting it's quality much.

So, anyway, For the infected jpeg file to spread on your system and make any changes, it should be executed!
There are two ways, which I can see it can be done:
1. Jpeg file will change it'sextension. It will become excuteble.
But, No. Firstly Jpeg can't change it's extension, just like this. So there should be some activity from another malware on your system or user should change it and execute. (but why?)
And user will notice it.
2. Your system should get infected by another special malware which execute jpeg file. hmm...

So, it's not that common infection. Because it can't do anything itself.
But yes, this technology used in some secret organisation to carry information hidden in jpeg file.

But anyawy jpeg virus wasn't found common on the wild, they are only used for targeted attacks.

more info:
64 Can a virus "hide" in a GIF or JPEG file?
[Myth] A Jpeg file can contain a virus - The solution
A Virus in a .gif Image now?! - Wilders Security Forums
First virus to infect JPEG files Warning | Web Wrecker
Clearing up JPEG virus confusion
http://www.crn.com/security/18819568...PCKH4ATMY32JVN

One of the pioneers:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.crn.com/security/18819568;jsessionid=TSYOFNW1J3JEZQE1GHPCKH4ATMY32JVN
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a standard used for compressing still images. An infected JPEG file, however, isn't enough for W32/Perrun to spread to another machine because it would require an extractor file to extract and execute the virus code from the tainted JPEG file, Emm said.
But yeah, there is also double extensions.
But, this is your responsibility, as it will be executeble, not jpeg anymore.

EDIT: And nowadays if you keep you OS, image viewer up to date and has DEP enabled. It's really hard to perform.
of course if you do get infected with another malware which executes it, you will get attack, but....
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