Winpatrol displaying .ini files

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Foxfired, Jan 5, 2009.

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  1. Foxfired

    Foxfired Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    I have been the victim of pretty frequent browser hijacker attacks. I run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware which usually gets rid of the viruses. I also use Winpatrol to monitor activity.

    After each attack I notice a couple new .ini files in my "hidden files" section. None of my antivirus programs detect them. But they are there.

    Here are just a few:

    ORQWAJLM.INI2
    PPRADMOQ.INI
    XBCLNNNN.INI

    They are all located in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\

    Should I get rid of them? What are they?
     
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  3. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    Which AV programs do you use? Try Avira which features a very high detection rate (the highest according to AV Comparatives for on-demand scans) and see what it tells you. You can verify that with other web-based free scans like Dr. Web Cure-it, etc.
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    oh yeahhhh!! ;)


    also, ive never heard of those files before, are they giving you trouble?... or is it just curiosity?
     
  5. firzen771

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    well judging by their name they dont look like files that are legit, but appearances culd be deceiving. well if they are really that important, Windows should automatically re-create them like it does with a lot of it's system critical files if you do choose to delete them.
     
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