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KoRnGtL15
Premium
join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:1

Making sure system is 100% clean?

This is with Windows 8 64 bit. So, far I have run the following.

HitmanPro
Malwarebytes
NIS 2013 set to aggressive

Nothing has been found. Is that good enough? Reason for me asking this. I was in my other hard drive which is set to D. And I had noticed some files that I certainly did not put in there. What raised a red flag was one of them that included a install.exe I certainly deleted said files. I don't know what other programs to run for Windows 8 to make sure I am 100% clean. SAS is not compatible with 8 yet.


Cudni
La Merma - Vigilado
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join:2003-12-20
Someshire
kudos:13
Can you post what those files are? You might be worrying for no reason

Cudni


TheJoker
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join:2001-04-26
Charlottesville, VA
kudos:5
reply to KoRnGtL15
If you have concerns about the file, scan it at »www.virustotal.com
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Proud ASAP member since 2005
Microsoft MVP/Consumer Security 2009-2010


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

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reply to KoRnGtL15
Is it these files (or similar)?

install.exe
install.res.1028.dll
install.res.1031.dll
install.res.1033.dll
install.res.1036.dll
install.res.1040.dll
install.res.1041.dll
install.res.1042.dll
install.res.2052.dll
install.res.3082.dll
vcredist.bmp
globdata.ini
install.ini
eula.1028.txt
eula.1031.txt
eula.1033.txt
eula.1036.txt
eula.1040.txt
eula.1041.txt
eula.1042.txt
eula.2052.txt
eula.3082.txt
VC_RED.MSI
VC_RED.cab

If so it's just good old visual C runtime trash.

»support.microsoft.com/kb/950683

dsilvers

join:2009-05-17
Canyon Lake, TX

1 recommendation

reply to KoRnGtL15
Occasionally an installation will use another drive that has more free space during an installation. When this happens some install file are left behind. Right click > Properties > Details...Do you recognize the file description as something you installed? While you are there check to see if it is signed.

redwolfe_98
Premium
join:2001-06-11
kudos:1
Reviews:
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reply to KoRnGtL15
part of checking your computer could be scanning for rootkits.. to do that, you could use:

GMER
aswMBR
kaspersky's "TDSSKiller"

there are some other rootkit-scanners, but those are three that you could use..

if you are able to burn CD's, you could use any of various "rescuecd's" to scan your computer.. rescuecd's have a better ability to detect malware because they run from the CD-rom drive and the windows operating system is not loaded, and, so, rootkits, and other malicious files, if any, are not loaded, making them easier to detect and remove..

KoRnGtL15
Premium
join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:1

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reply to dib22
And thank you sir along with everyone else! Those are the exact files that was on there. Really freaked me out since I did not expect them being there. And now understand why they got there.

said by dib22:

Is it these files (or similar)?

install.exe
install.res.1028.dll
install.res.1031.dll
install.res.1033.dll
install.res.1036.dll
install.res.1040.dll
install.res.1041.dll
install.res.1042.dll
install.res.2052.dll
install.res.3082.dll
vcredist.bmp
globdata.ini
install.ini
eula.1028.txt
eula.1031.txt
eula.1033.txt
eula.1036.txt
eula.1040.txt
eula.1041.txt
eula.1042.txt
eula.2052.txt
eula.3082.txt
VC_RED.MSI
VC_RED.cab

If so it's just good old visual C runtime trash.

»support.microsoft.com/kb/950683