Prefetch Trojan Virus

Posted 10/8/2009 12:36 AM
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crobert Member

Date Joined Nov 2016
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Please recommend a remedy:

I'm on Windows XP. I have had unbearably long start up, logoff and run times for a while now. I recently discovered through Program Manger that iexplore.exe was burning through my CPU usage while operating. I did a file search in my C: and found these three files with that name: iexplore;; iexplore.exe.mui.

I recently installed Ccleaner and Secunia to help with the operating speed of the computer. Ccleaner keeps referencing .mui files in it's cleanups. I didn't recognize them. After I installed Ccleaner and Secunia I started getting these errors:

[3]SysFader: iexplore.exe – Application Error[/3]

[3]The instruction at “0x01f02cd8” referenced memory at “0x01f02cd8”. The memory could not be “read”.[/3]

[3]Click on OK to terminate the program[/3]

[3]Click on CANCEL to debug the program[/3]


Internet Explorer[/3]



[3]Windows Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe – Application Error[/3]

[3] [/3]

[3]The exception Single Step[/3]

[3]A single step or trace operation has just been completed.[/3]

[3](0x80000004) occurred in the application at location 0x755c8057.[/3]

[3] [/3]

Click OK to terminate the program

[2]I'm running ZoneAlarm for my antivirus/antispyware and I've been happy with the protection but not with the background CPU usage especially with the long-standing slowdown of operations. There was a brief time my subscription lapsed and perhaps that is when I received the Virus.[/2]


[2]Does anyone have a recommendation for a remedy for my computer?[/2]



Posted 10/8/2009 3:18 AM
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Touch Advanced member

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Hello crobert and welcome :smile:

We need to get a comprehensive report of what is present in your system.

Therefore please follow this guide:


Follow the instructions and copy the logs here, in this Topic.

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Do not PM me with logfiles. They will be deleted.

Posted 10/16/2009 10:14 AM
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Emily01 Member

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I had similar types of problem in my PC and i failed to get rid of the virus that had affected my programs. I googled for the solution and found You can check out the link. Who knows, this might help you.
Posted 10/16/2009 9:13 PM
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crobert Member

Date Joined Nov 2016
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Thanks for your suggestion!

The forum moderator, Touch, was really helpful to me in cleaning this up and I highly recommend chatting with him about the solution, if you still have the Trojan in your system!

I'm really grateful for your response!!!
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