Recently I was downloading various .avi to DVD converters to burn videos of my son (now 13 months old) to DVD. Well my computer is running fine, but I've found a file called xyzhSox3.exe in my startup list. I became aware of it during a routine AVG virus scan. It found the file in my C:\Windows\system32\ folder. It did not call the file a virus, it just said it had an error reading the file. SO I went to msconfig to investigate and found not one, but two instances of the program running from the startup list and one instance of it on the list, but the "checkbox" was empty so I guess it wasn't running. The program does not show up in the processes tab of my WIndows Task Manager. So I figured, OK, I'll just uncheck the files in msconfig, restart, and we should be ready to roll. I rebooted and the programs started up again.
Now I was stuck wondering if I should go into the registry and remove the files. Before doing anything that might make my system unuseable, I googled the xyzhSox3.exe program and found, literally, nothing. No hits at all. Symantec and Mcafee also had no mention of it. Rather than being happy about this not being found on any virus site, though, I realized it's probably a Trojan that creates a random name.
but before I go through the whole Hijack This scenario (which I've never done before) I figured I should chime in here and see if anyone has ever heard of this program?
Again, my system is running fine. No slow-downs, no lockups, and there doesn't seem to be all sorts of crazy network activity when no one's on the machine.
So can anyone help me out before I bug all you knowledgeable types with a hijack this log?
Thanks in advance,
Edited by dcook22, 22 July 2007 - 09:23 PM.