So a while ago I decided to check my comodo’s defense+ log and I saw that 2 days it blocked explorer.exe from creating the following process: device\harddisk2\dp(1)0-0+5\launcher.exe.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen defense+ make such a block. I must also say that I do indeed have a second harddrive installed and also on that particular day I saw on the bbc news site about the phishing attacks on various emails and i then went to neowin.net site to see what they had to say about this situation and on it I saw an article about that specific situation. Now on it they mentioned a site that had a list of emails on it and I wanted to check if I was a victim as well. Turned out the site was down for maintenance and I say someone post a link a to a site that they suspected was the source so I clicked that link and firefox blocked that site. I am wondering if clicking on the link gave me a virus even though firefox itself blocked it?
I suggest to run at least a scan with MBAM Antimalware and GMER antirootkit.
This could be cause by a drive-by-download, do you update your plugins for your browser ?
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I did actually scan with malwarebytes, avast and spybot and the scan came up clean and yes I do update my browser plugins.
What’s on you 2nd hard drive then ?
And can you find that launcher.exe somewhere on disk ?
Sorry for the ridiculously late reply friend but this was due to two reasons:
I was away on a business project for a few months.
I had gotten one helluva virus recently causing me to reformat.
To answer your question I did do a search and did not find the “launcher.exe” anywhere on disk. The only thing I have on my secondary hard-drive are saved files of my Music Projects. Yup, a little over a year ago I was an aspiring musician but alas I found out it’s a really tough profession that requires lots of dedication and I had bills to pay so I had to go and seek a more stable job.
Nonetheless I had to reformat, however, I think somehow that file could have been malware as the name alone kind of looks suspicious.
No problem for the late reply, there’s more to life then forums
Yeah that’s the advantage of a computer, you can format it when it’s Ill 88)
It could be a virus, it could be legit, but now it’s gone i assume?
And besides a bit of guitar I’m not really active i music either lately, but it’s not my source of income.
Yes it is gone now, so as far as I know my pc is clean from any viruses.