xrt_collect pop-up

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by trdr, Jul 1, 2008.

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    on another forum clicked a link to a site and a pop-up appeared with the msg
    ' cannot create or replace xrt_collect : already a file with same name . . .'

    couldn't find the file with search, googled and found some references but
    couldn't find the file in C:\Documents and Settings, PCTools av scan didn't
    find anything; ran regedit Find and did find some xrt_ files in IE - didn't think
    to copy the exact location - deleted the files, Find again and deleted a
    second set, Find again but nothing found

    shut the computer off via power bar and rebooted, very slow, PCT didn't
    appear and HijackThis wouldn't open so shutoff again and rebooted - normal
    speed but PCT took a long time to come up
    regedit Find again and nothing found, no more popups, did I get rid of it ?
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