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Pcludoni.exe

By alan911
Apr 10, 2008
  1. This file was added to my machine a few days ago and I don't know why. Its located in the Windows/system32 dir. and it runs on startup. I can't find anything about it and I can't delete it. Thanks
     
  2. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

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  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Please verify the spelling of 'Pcludoni.exe'.
     
  4. alan911

    alan911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hijack

    Thank you. log attached.

    Alan
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    kritius will help you with the log. But I can't find 'Pcludoni'. The only clue I can give is that there is a photographer named Ludoni who appears active on the internet. There is a Ludoni, Russia.

    He is a site with one of the Ludoni images. Do you do any photo sharing or exchanging?
    http://www.usefilm.com/image/1420818.html
     
  6. alan911

    alan911 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Pcludoni.exe is correct.
     
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Okay, I can't ID it. Maybe kritius will come up with something.
     
  8. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Cant find it at all, best guess bogus, lets check.

    • Please visit Jotti Online Malware Scan
    • Copy the following line into the white text box:
    • C:\Windows\System32\Pcludoni.exe
    • Click Submit.
    • Please post the results of this scan to this thread.
    Note: If the server is busy at the above site, try this alternative site:
    • Go to Virus Total-Upload A File.
    • Copy the following line into the white text box:
    • C:\Windows\System32\Pcludoni.exe
    • Click Send.
    • Please post the results of this scan to this thread.
     
  9. alan911

    alan911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    not found in both



    Thanks anyway
     
  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    "This file was added to my machine a few days ago and I don't know why"
    How did you find or see this file? Where did it come up? What were you doing?

    Something for this should show on the Startup tab:
    Start> Run> type in 'msconfig' without the quotes> enter> Selective Startup> Startup tab> to expand the Command Column, hold left mouse button down on top frames of column and more to right until expanded.

    Look for any process or left or Command in the next column relating to anything pcludoni> UNCHECK it> Apply> OK> Reboot
    Close the nag message that comes up after checking 'don't show this message again'..
     
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