McAfee Anti-virus warning

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  1. fct1948

    fct1948 Registered Member

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    After running my McAfee Anti-virus scan, I keep getting one warning which it calls "potentially unwanted." The file name is as follows:

    C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\Local Settings\Temp\jkill.exe

    What is "jkill.exe?" Does anyone know what this means? Is it something I need to delete or is it harmless? This has happened the last several times I've run McAfee scan. Your advice will be gratefully appreciated.
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Giant Antispyware knows this file.

    Giant
     
  3. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Hi

    It seems to be part of an adware called 180searchassistant Link . In the add/remove programs see if 180searchassistant is there, if it is then you can try this:

    1. Download Ad-Aware install it and update it.

    2. Reboot into Safemode, in safemode go to add/remove and uninstall 180 search ass. Then delete your TEMP files by doing the following: open up Internet Explorer> Tools> Internet Options> General TAB> Temporary Internet Files> Delete Files> Delete All Offline Content.

    3. Still in safemode do a scan with both Mcafee and Ad-Aware and clean/delete. Reboot into normal mode.

    Hopefully you will now be clean. :)

    Just a suggestion :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2004
  4. fct1948

    fct1948 Registered Member

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    Thanks guys for the helpful assistance. I will follow your instructions. Have a good day.
     
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