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unknown folder on desktop

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  1. danmoore

    danmoore Thread Starter

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    I had this folder pop up on my desktop and I want to know what it is and can I delete it.Folder is calledMXUISHELL.MXE
     
  2. brianF

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  3. danmoore

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    No Idon't have any remote controls.It seems to have poped up after running Fix-iT and running a register clean
     
  4. brianF

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    I can't find anything else on it.
    I would suggest running an online virus scan here
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ it's free.

    If it doesn't find a virus I would put the folder in the recycle bin for a couple days. If everything runs alright I would then delete it
     
  5. Deke40

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    This guy sounds like he had the same problem but he was running his virus scanner:

    My virus scanner is stopping mid scan. It appears it is stopping at a file
    > in the following folder ...C:\Documents and Settings\RWC\Local
    > Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files . I attempted to delete my all
    these
    > Temporary Internet Files, but I get the following error message: "Cannot
    > Delete TOD876~1.HTM . Make sure you specify the correct path and file
    name."
    > A search for a file by that name produces no result.
    >
    > In addition to the above, when the virus scan halts, a new file is placed
    on
    > my desktop. It is MXUIShell.mxe
    .
    >
    > This started when my virus program indicated that an email with a virus
    had
    > arrived and I instructed the virus program to "repair" the problem.
    >
    > Because I wasn't able to run the virus scan from the program in my
    computer,
    > I ran the full internet scan offered by Trend Anti-Virus, and it came out
    > clean.
    >
    > I also attempted to run System Restore to a time earlier today. That did
    not
    > fix the problem.
    >
    > Can anybody help me or does this mean a complete reformat of my hard
    drive?
    >
    >
     
  6. cya247cd

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    I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE SAME FILE.......PLEASE HELP ME
     
  7. LONGHAIR

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    Follow the same advice:

    Virus Scan

    It might also be a good idea to run SpyBot and AdAware
    They are both listed and downloadable in this page about half way down under the heading of Parasitic:
    http://forums.techguy.org/t110854/s.html
     
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