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msclean.exe keeps poping up


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funtime

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Everytime I restart my computer, an "msclean.exe" OPEN FILE-security warning application install box greets me on my desktop. It wasn't there before, and now it is. I've been clicking the "cancel" button opposed to the "run" button because I don't know what it is. It goes away when cancelled, but returns upon reboot. It has an "unknown publisher" who cannot be varifyed. I've scanned it for viruses using FREEDOM virus scan that comes with AOL and it reports that no viruses are found, but I still don't trust the scan. Should I delete this application from my C:/WINDOWS folder where it resides or RUN the application? Is it suppose to be there? My OP system is Windows XP- SP2. Can anyone help?
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please download and install ewido (ewido.net). update the software definitions and run the scan. when it completes please save the log and post it here.

thanks,
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Starjax,

I did as you suggested and downloaded and installed ewido (ewido.net). The application updated it's own software definitions and I didn't even have to run the scan. After re-booting, ewido reported that "msclean.exe" was a malicious malware and took care of it. It also found 5 other malware immediately on the computer and deleted it!

I'll run a scan later this evening after I retire to be sure of no other infections. Looks like I'll have to subscribe to ewido after my trial peroid ends... Thanks again! Kenny
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