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valart
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Virus Alert

Everytime I start up my widows 7 a small alert message pops up saying this is a unknown file and it is telling me to be careful,I am almost sure this is one of those bogus anti virus programs that adds viruses to ones computer,the wording is c\Users\App Data\ Local\Temp.Can someone tell me how to stop this alert message appearing at the start.
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Re: Virus Alert

what is the actual file name and the full path to it
Denzil
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Re: Virus Alert

A screenshot of the message might help as well.
valart
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Re: Virus Alert

The name of the file Name\APP Data\Local\Temp\afeattvlx\ulypmwsbl.exe
Publisher Unknown
From C:\Users\Arthur\APP Data Local Temp \afeattvlxlu
 
This is the actual wording of the security warning and to be careful on opening it.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Virus Alert

weird Google doesnt recognize the Exe or the folder name
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Re: Virus Alert

Just delete it then delete it from the recycle bin.
In fact you can delete all the files in that folder if you wish
valart
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Re: Virus Alert

How do I delete this file because this file has run and cancel and if I click on cancel it goes but will return when I startup my computer.
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Re: Virus Alert

Open windows explorer
Click on Tools then Folder Options
Then click on View then Click on Show Hidden Files and Folders then click on apply- see picture
You will then see the folder Appdata and you can then navigate to the Temp folder and delete the file - see second picture
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Re: Virus Alert

You are having to do manually what your antivirus program should have done for you.  What security software do you use on your computer?
valart
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Re: Virus Alert

I am using Mcafee
Steve
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Re: Virus Alert

Suggestion Ditch McAfee and Use MSE...It's free as long as your windows Is genuine!!
It's here and highly recommended, Light on resources as well....http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
valart
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Re: Virus Alert

Thanks with all of your help on this subject this was a security warning about a anti virurs program that spreads viruses and wants you to pay for the program to get rid of them,I found this out on a website called Major Geeks I have used system restore and my problems are over it also had trouble connecting with internet explorer and that is back to normal.
Steve
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Re: Virus Alert

It's nasty that Is, I had to go and totally clean out my girlfriends mothers PC few weeks back with this problem, 44 trojans  later and all Is well ( Till the next time Roll eyes ), She uses XP, First I've heard of this hitting windows 7.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Steve
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Re: Virus Alert

You may want to clean system restore as well though, Lets say you forget about this and months later you do a system restore to the time of Infection? Bang!!
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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Re: Virus Alert

Quote from: valart
... this was a security warning about a anti virurs program that spreads viruses and wants you to pay for the program to get rid of them..

There are many different versions of this type and they have been around for sevral years.  The generic term is "scamware".