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    Question what is AB221BD2.exe ??

    Hi, dose anyone heard of this file ? It first showed up after the system crashed, due to heavy workload. It's apparently in C:\WINDOWS\System32\AB221BD2.exe, but when i search the system32 folder, it's no where to be found, so i can't even do a direct scan on it. (yes i have show hidden file allowed)

    It shows up as a service in msconfig, and in the service control panel too. It has no description/dependencies either. I've also ran various ad-ware sniffers/spyware scanners/anti-virus progs/program pin id checkers/root-kit detectors, and non of them could see it.
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    could possibly be a virus. there sneaky like that
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    Well actually i was wondering if any of the experienced tech wizards at hexus could confirm a theory i have, which might put the whole mater to rest.

    Could this file just be like the windows dumprep file, which also appears after a crash, but just with a wacky name ? kinda like a dump file for another application or something.

    I'm hoping it's that, as if the file is actually a result of why i started doing intensive system scanning in the first place, then thats not a good sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_07 View Post
    Hi, dose anyone heard of this file ? It first showed up after the system crashed, due to heavy workload. It's apparently in C:\WINDOWS\System32\AB221BD2.exe, but when i search the system32 folder, it's no where to be found, so i can't even do a direct scan on it. (yes i have show hidden file allowed)
    Have you also got "protected operating system files" set to show too ? If it is a virus, it might hide as one of these, and just showing "hidden system files" may not do it.

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    Disable the service for now and see if you notice any application problems afterwards. It certianly isn't a well known application as there is nothing about it indexed in Google at all.

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    Found this link in google, just might help.

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...B221BD2%2eexe+

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