What is vnvhlxobll.exe?

By lenrely
Jan 2, 2015
  1. This file has been running and duplicating itself on startup trying to launch Google Chrome windows with specific URLs (luckily I don't have google chrome), with some copies going rapidly up to 50 CPU and back down again faster than I can end the processes, which slows basic computer functions to a crawl. Only with the modem turned off and the "work offline?" window unanswered does it stop duplicating, however when I looked at Documents and Settings the number of files under Properties was increasing by several thousand per second and stopped when the disk reached its maximum of 13.6 G. The Temp file is empty due to a recent cleanup and I don't know where these files have been created. It comes from Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data in a folder called Apple which has its own fake Rundll.exe. I deleted this folder and now it's back. I have AVG, Spybot, Malwarebytes and UVK installed but I can't find where to enter the name of a specific bug to block (getting these to run while the program is active is difficult). I was not on any unusual websites when it happened; just have IE, Aol and Apple Itunes on XP.
    PS- Windows Security tells me AVG has expired even though it was put on this machine by a professional service, not a trial subscription, but AVG is still running and takes up a lot of CPU, so what is it doing?
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    File name looks suspicious.

    Please, complete all steps listed here: https://www.techspot.com/community/...lware-removal-preliminary-instructions.58138/
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    Attached logs won't be reviewed.

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  3. lenrely

    lenrely TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Update: I discovered the files are coming from a parent folder called "rhkbo" under Application Data\Microsoft. I may have been mistaken about new files being created at an alarming rate, it may just have taken Properties several minutes to count all the files in Documents and Settings and I'd never seen that before.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Follow my previous reply.
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