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Not sure if a virus, or a windows error?

By enderlicious
Sep 15, 2012
  1. I've got a stubborn undeleteable file.

    I'm on a 32bit windows XP, and I've tried unlocker (which for some reason won't run now, and I can't find a webpage to figure that out, since google just brings up: you can't use this with 64bit...).

    I've tried LockHunter and FileASSASSIN, both of which say that they can't affect the file, since the file doesn't have a valid name. But the name: beacon.js - looks completely valid to me.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,897   +344

    Why exactly do you need to delete that file?
    What is the file name and location?
     
  3. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Because I like having clean directories. Also, it's a power and control issue, the damn computer is s'posed to do what I tell it to do, especially for non-system folders.

    F:\Transfers\delete_me\Web_2011-05-31\pinkielicious_files\daisy_data_003\daisy_data\daisy_data\daisy_data\daisy_data\virtue_none_ugc_data\aT03NzYscz0zMDB4MjUwLG49aWZyYW1lLGI9MA_data\iframe3_data\aT0xMTgyLHM9MzAweDI1MCxuPWlmcmFtZSxiPTA_data\
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,897   +344

    Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
    Download Mirror #1
    Download Mirror #2

    64-bit users go HERE
    • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
    • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
    • Copy the content of the following box and paste it into the main textfield:
      Code:
      :file
      F:\Transfers\delete_me\Web_2011-05-31\pinkielicious_files\daisy_data_003\daisy_data\daisy_data\daisy_data\daisy_data\virtue_none_ugc_data\aT03NzYscz0zMDB4MjUwLG49aWZyYW1lLGI9MA_data\iframe3_data\aT0xMTgyLHM9MzAweDI1MCxuPWlmcmFtZSxiPTA_data\beacon.js 
      
    • Click the Look button to start the scan.
    • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
    Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
     
  5. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
    Log created at 21:57 on 15/09/2012 by primary
    Administrator - Elevation successful

    ========== file ==========

    F:\Transfers\delete_me\Web_2011-05-31\pinkielicious_files\daisy_data_003\daisy_data\daisy_data\daisy_data\daisy_data\virtue_none_ugc_data\aT03NzYscz0zMDB4MjUwLG49aWZyYW1lLGI9MA_data\iframe3_data\aT0xMTgyLHM9MzAweDI1MCxuPWlmcmFtZSxiPTA_data\beacon.js - Unable to find/read file.

    -= EOF =-
     
  6. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Hmm, that's an interesting output - but I can select it and get properties on it.

    3.36 KB (3,441 bytes)
    Sunday, August 12, 2012, 7:40:17 PM
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 12:12:18 PM
    Yesterday, September 14, 2012, 6:13:01 AM
     
  7. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Hohoho! It allowed me to delete the file!!
    And, it allowed me to delete the directories too. Thanks!
     
  8. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Last question, do you know why Unlocker isn't starting/running (and would that application have done the job?). I used Unlocker awhile back, and rather liked it (esp. its small filesize).
     
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,897   +344

    I use Unlocker myself.
    Did you try to reinstall it?
     
  10. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Awhile back I did, when I couldn't get it to launch. Let me try again.

    Hmm, didn't find it on add/remove programs (but did just bash LockHunter)

    Found it in the folder "unlocker1.9.0-portable" (which readme claims it does both 32 & 64 bit stuff) - tried applications again, no dice. Hmm, also found a leftover folder for LockHunter - going to try removing both folders and deleting. Can't delete folders. Killed a process for Unlocker Assistant. UnlockerHook.dll is in use... Irony! :D

    Okay, going to try a reboot and see if that frees them up, then I'll be back to edit this reply more. Rebooting let me delete both of those dlls.

    Well, tried a reinstall.

    Main webpage links to here:
    http://www.brothersoft.com/download-unlocker-portable-431245.html

    I get nothing but a 'do you want to run this unknown program' warning after clicking on it. Zero for drag-n-drop. How should I be testing this?
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,897   +344

  12. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    So, we're going with the assumption that the portable version is a fail?

    I try and use portable versions, so I can see if they work - and then add them to the thumb-drive for use when I'm visiting other people's computers / at the library. Since people get antsy when you tell them to install programs on their computers.
     
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,897   +344

    I'm not sure what to tell you. Never used portable version.
     
  14. enderlicious

    enderlicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Well, the non-portable version is working for now. So, solved?
     
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,897   +344

    I'd say so :)
     

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