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Mirddes
30-12-2004, 10:24 AM
i loged into my account, as usual.
and a strange application poped up
i belive it is the microsoft html viewer. due to zonealarm teling me it wqas requesting internet access.
it had a strange file open
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Microsoft.hta

which contained

TG!?#_X!*c?@"\*Dw=I<m_Xc#meaning less **** i had to put hereh# crap="

and there were also many of those squares mixed up in there
but for on ereason or another it didnt copythem, or didnt paste them
so they arent here =(

basicly im asking, what the hell is this, and what the hell is it doing.

ninja
30-12-2004, 10:53 AM
Might want to update your virus scanner there chief. Looks like a virus.. possibly of the "kak" variety.

Though if Google was your friend you might've nutted that out already.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=hta+virus&btnG=Search&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial

Also:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Rob99
30-12-2004, 10:59 AM
DO THIS RIGHT NOW, UPDATE ANTIVIRUS, SPYBOT1.3 AND ADAWARE.


Then scan with the lot.

You may have a virus, maybe not. *.hta could be an .exe file.