Is deleting "exdl.exe" in notepad enough?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Proverbs 9:10, Jan 20, 2005.

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  1. Proverbs 9:10

    Proverbs 9:10 Registered Member

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    Followed the link by bigc73542 to search for specific threat items. When I searched for exdl.exe for example the notepad found two hits. I went to the hit spots and deleted only the "exdl.exe" (was not in quotes). Should I have deleted the part immediately before it which included ...system32/ reference?

    After completing this task, I saved it. Now, I am currently getting a message from "messenger service". I have no idea if this is legitimately from my computer. It says, "Message from SYSTEM to USER on 1/20/05." There is a bunch of warning information with a suggestion to get help at www.ErrorFixer.com. Is this a legitimate warning from my computer, perhaps based on what I deleted in notepad? Or, is this an attempt by others to get at my computer?

    Can you please help? I really don't know if I need to follow this link or if I should run fast and furious. Thank you.
     
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