What is this file and how to remove it?
Recently, a Hitmanpro scan detected the following file in my temp folder but could not remove it.
No other security app has detected the file as malware.
I cannot delete it manually even on reboot as the file or it's variant reappears.
a scan on virus total shows no detection.
The filename is:
MBX@2A80@DB1778.###.temp.temp
any ideas?
 

Overlord

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What is this file and how to remove it?
Recently, a Hitmanpro scan detected the following file in my temp folder but could not remove it.
No other security app has detected the file as malware.
I cannot delete it manually even on reboot as the file or it's variant reappears.
a scan on virus total shows no detection.
The filename is:
MBX@2A80@DB1778.###.temp.temp
any ideas?
You have an infected system. You should seek professional help.
Malware Removal Assistance
 

tim one

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The file in question is back after the reboot because the process that creates it is active.
This temp. file can be produced by a legitimate application or by an active malware.
If you notice infection symptoms or think you may be infected then you should open a thread in the MRA.
 
i booted in safe mode and deleted the file.
However, i could not boot back into windows.
the system stopped at the pre lock screen and there was no way i could enter the pin as the page did'nt show up.
so i had to restore from yesterday's backup image using macrium reflect.
I think the file is used by microsoft?
 
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cruelsister

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Mohan- Listen to Tim. You can proceed by the following:

1). submit the file to VirusTotal and see what that shows (HMP isn't always the Word of God).
2). Then type MSCONFIG in the search box, open it and click the Startup tab- look for anything suspicious.
 
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I really think you should go here. Malware Removal Assistance
TwinHeadedEagle would be happy to help. I'm not trying to be insulting but it would be more appropriate for Eagle to help as he is a professional.
No offence. but i have my reasons for not seeking assistance. in any case i have about 12 pieces of security software and chances of an infection are not that high but wanted to rule out any possible zero day threat.
 
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