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File named SBS_MACHO_18_0_0_2011929010556.351 in C:\Windows\temp

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by UFO, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. UFO

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    This may turn out to be perfectly benign, but over the last several months in deleting files from C:\Windows\temp, there are invariably several instances of a file within it titled SBS_MACHO_18_0_0_2011929010556.351, with the last sixteen digits variable. The icon preceding it is the sheet of white paper with the gold padlock at lower left, the type is identified as simply "File" and the size is 0 KB.

    A web search on this string turns up next to nothing, so I'm concerned it could be some sort of spyware or malware. Is there any record of what this is?

    Thanks,
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  2. flavallee

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    Use these steps about once a week:

    Click Start - Run, then type in

    %temp%

    then click OK.

    Click Start - Run, then type in

    c:\windows\temp

    then click OK.

    Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

    If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

    After you're done, restart the computer.

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    We don't know what's installed in your computer and how you use it and what your computing practices are, so it's difficult to explain why that file keeps appearing.

    Are you using Windows XP or Vista or 7, 32-bit or 64-bit?

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