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About Once a day I receive the following message:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has detected a malicious process attempting to start and has blocked the execution attempt.



A full scan log shows no infections:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4317

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

16/07/2010 18:05:47
mbam-log-2010-07-16 (18-05-47).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 249370
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 4 minute(s), 51 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Spybot, NOD32 and Kaspersky scans also pass with no infections found. Any ideas?

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Hi Spaceboy -

Download and run these temp file cleaners -

With thanks to exile360 (MBAM forum)

Download CCleaner from here to clean temp files from your computer.

Double click on the ccsetup file to start the installation of the program.

Select your language and click OK, then click Next.

Read the license agreement and click I Agree.

Click Next to use the default install location. Click Install then click Finish to complete installation.

Double click the CCleaner shortcut on the desktop to start the program.

Click on the "Options" icon at the left side of the window, then click on "Advanced."

deselect "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours."

Click on the "Cleaner" icon on the left side of the window, then click Run Cleaner to run the program.

Caution: It is not recommended that you use the "Registry" feature unless you are very familiar with the registry as it has been known to find legitimate items for removal,

which can cause issues with other programs.

After CCleaner has completed its process, click Exit.

Additionally, BEFORE running CCleaner for the first time, check the Windows portion (first tab) to uncheck anything you do not wish to have cleared.

For example, you may not wish to have your Recycle Bin cleared.

Basically anything else in that tab is probably okay to clear, but again, please check it to make sure there is no other program you don't

want logs wiped from (in case you want to reference anything in the future, in that case you wouldn't want them wiped).


An added tool is ATF Cleaner - Can be used with CCleaner

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune (just click the link).

Please see this link here on how to use it:


Typically run CCleaner first and then ATF afterwards. But whatever you wish to do is fine of course

Thank You -


Both items can also be downloaded from my 'live' signature below -

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