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    Strange file


    I have noticed this file in my Desk Top, I don't remember downloading, can I delete this file? Thanks.
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    Hey Brummy,

    If you would, right click on the .bat, click on Edit, then post the contents here to see what it does.

    To help be safe, I would recommend to do a full scan of your system with an AV program.
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    Hi Shawn,
    Here is the contents of that file:
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Looks like you installed OpenSSL on your system, that's what some of those files are for. You should be careful, it can be used to allow someone to get into your machine remotely.

    Only a Programmer would have it legitimately. If you don't know where you got it, then delete the files listed in that BAT file from all places where they exist on your system drive- Look in your Windows folders.

    OpenSSL: The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS
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    My Broadband provider updated the Firmware of my router remotely, would that have been the cause of these downloads? Anyway, I'll delete these files as you have stated, Thanks for the help guys.
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    Is the router a combo modem/router all in one? If so, then the ISP would normally be able to push an update for it's firmware directly without having to log in to your PC remotely.

    If they did log into your PC, then it's possibly from them since it was there right afterwards.

    Either way, I would recommend doing a full scan of your system to help be safe.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    That's where it came from then, they used OpenSSL to connect to your system and do the work.

    If they are done, you can delete it all- They'll install it again if they need to, usually these remote installations are a "one time use" - Teamviewer also does that, you can just run it and after the session is over it vanishes.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Is the router a combo modem/router all in one? If so, then the ISP would normally be able to push an update for it's firmware directly without having to log in to your PC remotely.

    If they did log into your PC, then it's possibly from them since it was there right afterwards.

    Either way, I would recommend doing a full scan of your system to help be safe.
    Yep that's what they do, a friend down the street bought one of these very routers, Cable Modem and Router and Wifi station all in one. I had to set it up so the ISP cold connect and upgrade it at will.
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    Ah, perfect.
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