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MalWare Finding Files in Directories that Aren't There

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This is my first experience with MalwareBytes, so I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

I run a full scan, and it comes up with 65 infected files. They're files like:

C:\Users\Default\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\pg32.exe

However, there IS no c:\Users\Default directory, or anything close to that!

When I restart my computer and re-run the scan, it still reports infected files.

Any ideas?

My logfile is attached.

Thanks!

mbam_log_2009_02_18__11_32_02_.txt

mbam_log_2009_02_18__11_32_02_.txt

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By default Windows hides system files and folders. From within Control Panel / Folder Options Icon / View Tab / Advanced Settings Window select Show Hidden Files and Folders and Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

Then rerun the scan and select threats for removal.

Good luck,

Pam

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Any ideas?

My logfile is attached.

Thanks!

Looking at your logfile and range of objects detected and their listings then i believe that you are not infected and something is causing MBAM not to operate correctly on your PC.

Possibly some form of software conflict or corrupted install but net result is the gremlins you are experiencing:(

To rule out the latter please uninstall MBAM from your computer,reboot and then download a fresh copy of MBAM to install(Save this file to your desktop).

Next disconnect yourself from the web and close any other applications you have running.

Install MBAM and decline to update database when offered.

Reboot and allow all applictions that would normaly be running to continue running.

Connect to web then allow MBAM to update and then rescan your computer.

Post back the scan log generated.

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Ok then something is conflicting along the way inorder to cause MBAM to generate these f/p's detections.

For now if you add them to the ignore list are they still detected when you rescan?

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Ok then something is conflicting along the way inorder to cause MBAM to generate these f/p's detections.

For now if you add them to the ignore list are they still detected when you rescan?

They are not detected on a rescan when I add them to the ignore list.

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OK i have reported your this topic back to the developer.For now please keep these items in the ignore list.

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OK i have reported your this topic back to the developer.For now please keep these items in the ignore list.
Thanks. I'm operating under the assumption that I'm infected with SOMETHING but it just can't be nailed down at the moment. I look forward to what the developer comes up with. Thanks again!

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Thanks. I'm operating under the assumption that I'm infected with SOMETHING but it just can't be nailed down at the moment. I look forward to what the developer comes up with. Thanks again!

No they are definetly bad detections by MBAM on your pc probaly being caused by some kind of software conflict.Hence why adding them to the ignore list is a tempory fix until we can track down the conflict causing them to occur.

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