at in my C Drive

By manix ยท 6 replies
Oct 2, 2005
  1. For some reason an at.exe file has appeared in my C Drive.

    File Type : Application
    Size : 176 KB

    I delete it and empty my recycle bin but when I restart my computer it returns. It has only appeared recently and I'm concerned about it. It has no properties information.

    Even after I followed these instructions for another problem (which worked brilliantly).

    I thought that might of cleared it but it's still there.

    Any advice would be welcomed.


  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Thankyou for following those instructions. It should make things a lot easier :)

    There is a genuine microsoft file called at.exe, which may or may not be the file you are talking about.

    Please could you run HJT and post a log as a text attachment to hopefully give us more info. If the file AT.EXE is not listed in that log, could you please give us the full location of the file (c:\windows\system32 for example).
  3. manix

    manix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Spike

    When I click on it's properties, all it says is Location : C:/

    It must of appeared from some place. I wonder if I should cut and paste it somewhere, but where ?

    All very odd.

    Here is an up to date HijackThis.txt file. Hope it's okay. If you could let me know if I should get rid of any of it (clutter), I would appreciate it.



  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

  5. manix

    manix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay Thanks very much for your input.

    Any recommendations for the best AV program ?
  6. Victor587

    Victor587 TS Rookie Posts: 47 has a lot of security apps.

    I have ewido, avast!, antivir, norton, ad-aware, microsoft antispyware, spybot, etc. I think antivir is ok but I don't think it's compatable with my other scanners (I run them at the same time). ewido and microsoft antispy are really good programs. ad-aware mainly removes cookies and internet stuff for me. spybot does a lot with the registry.. hope this helps you out.
  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    If you're willing to pay, Kapersky (in spite of the recent flaw - there's soon be a patch and it doesn't happen often).

    that said, avg free from should suffice.
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