07-13-2012 07:21 AM
A Windows Update on 07/11/2012 brought an unusually high number of individual updates when re-booting Windows (about 29000 or so). Did everyone else have the same experience?
I'm asking because I received an e-mail with malware yesterday which was detected and deactivated by Norton 360 but without me knowing which e-mail it actually was. Afterwards I apparently opened the e-mail plus attachment. Now I'm wondering whether I activated some installation process manipulating Windows and resulting in the odd number of singular updates mentioned above (one of them starting with the word "wow" in one of the system folders).
07-13-2012 08:08 AM - edited 07-13-2012 08:21 AM
İ would recommend you go to
check mark all the necessary boxes and just before you start the scan,
disable your antivirus(and then remember to turrn it on again afterwards)
At the end of the scan ESET will present you with a list of what it finds,
please note down the name(s)
then have ESET delete them.
Please report back with the results.
Also after the ESET scan if you have the SuperAntiSpyware
and Malware bytes programs installed,
please update them and run Quick scans with both,
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (FREE Edition)
İf they find anything,again note down the names,then have them delete everything.
After you report back,we'll take it from there.
07-14-2012 06:21 AM
A record of the results of your ESET scan will be found here: C:\program files\esetonlinescanner\log.txt. Please include a copy of that log in your next reply.
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I suggest that you do not run any additional scans until one of us has reviewed your ESET results. Those results will determine what type of action should follow.
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