service called LWVPWVMYM.exe?

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  1. smilla

    smilla Registered Member

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    I found a service called LWVPWVMYM.exe

    When I clicked on properties it displayed a path to

    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp\LWVPWVMYM.exe

    I didn't see that file in that location. I scanned my computer with an antivirus yesterday and no infection. I don't know when this file appeared.

    Anyone know what this might be?
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    smilla, first, welcome to Wilders! The Local Settings file is usually hidden from view and the only way to see it is via the Tools > Folder Options > View tab and selecting Show hidden files and folders.

    While that .exe does not turn up in any searches, I would advise you to run both Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware trial version and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition for another opinion. Sometimes AVs do not pickup malware and these 2 are excellent at their jobs. Let us know if you find anything.
     
  3. smilla

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    Hi JRViejo, thanks for the welcome!

    I had made sure that hidden files were displayed, didn't see said file in folder.

    I ran another virus scan. Ran both programs you recommended and only found tracking cookies. The service is still there after a restart. Even though nothing has turned up I'm wondering how it got there in the first place. Didn't find anything about it in google either. Weird, huh.
     
  4. JRViejo

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    smilla, yes, it's weird, but at the very least, you ran 2 of the best AS programs out there and didn't find anything. I would let the service be until you find more info on it.

    Keep MBAM & SAS updated (they both update several times a day on average) and run them once a week to see if anything turns up. Otherwise, rest easy... for now. ;) Take care.
     
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