PC is running XP/SP2What is this program, please?I spent yesterday clearing up after 2 teenagers had guessed a security password & then accessed some pr0n sites. (Thank goodness the owner had BB, as I found 3 diallers, but that's another story...)However, this morning I'm told that Norton reported that C:\WINDOWS\system32\q17i9aj.exe was trying to access the internet.I'm not familiar with this, & google hasn't been of help. Is this harmless, & just a coincidence, or is there something more sinister still lurking in the machine?Thanks in advance.
It's a virus apparently - see:click here=It doesn't come up on the Symantec website though.
Try an on line scan at click here
I'll investigate when I see the machine in question laterRegards, Mark
OK, I've run a2, adaware, spybot & followed the link in Stuartli's post.If I do a search for q17i9a4j.exe on the computer, I get two files coming up.Both are in the WINDOWS folder; one is Prefetch & the other is in system32.Googling Prefetch gives me this as a first page of results click here= Now, as this mentions Windows, seemingly legitimately, I'm a bit wary of proceeding with any other deletions. Comments please. Thanks, Mark
I occasionally run pagedfrg.exe to clear Prefetch. You can download it from here (about 45kb) or a number of other sources:click here
Will post back when I've run that.Another weapon in the armoury...:-))
Thanks for guidance.
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