Strange thing happened today.

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by farmerlee, Jan 3, 2007.

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  1. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I turned on my laptop today (sony vaio running xphome sp2) and when the desktop came up i noticed the 'My Documents' icon had strangely been renamed to '2345789-'. I found this a bit disturbing and did some scans with antivir premium, a-squared free and ad-aware which brought up nothing. Checking things in my computer i realised i'd left gss disabled which was a bit stupid but everything looked normal. So instead of wasting time looking into this i just reformated to be safe.

    Anyone have any idea what this is? Malware? Windows bug/error?
     
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    Never seen that before, but I would scan with several vendor programs besides the three that you mentioned. Also, if you have a rootkit, I would use a rootkit scanner (like rootkit revealer, sophos anti-rootkit, ice sword) as well.
     
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