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Why do I want to send to McAfee the following file?: This Program that is not detected by McAfee Scan Must be a Trojan(i have reasons to think that). Furthermore, it may be a "Boot Sector virus" or somthing like that(not sure of the name) but the problem is that it SWITCH OFF MY GRAPHIC CARD VENTILATOR(I'm sure its that program because since i did what i'm explaining in this thread i have no more problems)

Why in this forum section ?: I had no other place/way to send it to McAfee(i'm not allowed to post anywhere but here) and even after a McAfee Scan(wich dign't worked) i was not able to send you it.

What happened ?:Before having "neutralised" this "virus", the only way i had to see it was when i used alt+tab function, where i could see a proces running on my computer named Form1. I had no way to select/see it, the window of this program was invisible, the only way i had to interact with it, was selecting it(still nothing happens) then hit Alt+F4, wich close the program and make it disapear from the alt+tab until my computer reboots.

What did i do ?:After an investigation, i found that the process name were windows.exe(seen with the alt+ctrl+del) then i looked for it with a search in my whole computer, i found it in System32 under the name of windows.exe.

What did i Noticed ?:
-I directly went into msconfig and regedit to remove it from auto boot(sent a screenshot).
After a computer restart, the "way" you see in the MSconfig changed, the HKCU Disapeared and became directly SOFTWARE/Microsoft/[...]
-After another investigation, i found that it was bad deed of a keygen(No comment)
(i have no way to find where did i downloaded it) Observing the facts and how does it reacts after being moved from it's original directory, i deducted(i'm not sure) that the program creates a temp file named "GTA Keygen.exe" in the same directory of windows.exe

To McAfee: I'm a bit disapointed that such a antivirus program did not recognised it

P.S.: I'm French so i apologise for my english faults, grammar and all that stuff.

3 Replies

RE: Form1

Thread moved to Virus Discussions & Removal Assistance.

Link removed, we don't have the facility to analyze malware on the forum.

No anti-virus engine can detect and remove everything out there. It's up to you to excercise due care. It's also a good idea to carry some extra anti-spyware applications for such an occasion. There is a list here:

If VirusScan is detecting something in error you can submit it directly from quarantine within Security Center or follow the procedure outlined in this sticky post:

Download, update and run the free version of these two tools and let them clean everything they find:

Lastly, don't apologise. your English is excellent.

RE: Form1

By the way, you can post in any forum that is not "for information only" or marked "Solved Issues".

If it has the notice as shown in the attached thumbnail, then it's closed to public posting. I know, the "New Thread" button shouldn't be there, but apparently that's not possible.

(Click thumbnail)

RE: Form1

Il n'y a pas que AntiVirus détecte tout. Vous pouvez suivre les instructions sur le lien ci-dessous à présenter des nouvelles et des échantillons à McAfee inaperçues.


There is no AntiVirus that will detect everything. You can follow the directions at the link posted below to submit new and undetected samples to McAfee.

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