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Initial Loading of Destktop Invokes 8 Instances of Notepad

  1. #11

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 dual boot

    Ran GMER in Windows 8 and got warnings; found 2 highlighted entries: C:\ Windows\System32\Drivers\MBAMChameleon.sys and also same path \MBAMSwissarmy.sys. Stopped both processes and rebooted. Ran GMER scan again and it found the same file found in my previous post. Stopped its process. Rebooted, clean scan with all three malware programs suggested. (Checked for MBAM files after running malwarebytes, found none). Went in to Windows\System32|Drivers\ and deleted those files. At this point, when booting into Windows 8, after a brief pause at the Metro interface, one could hear the multiple Windows exception(?) audible alerts as Notepad launched, and then there they were when you got to the desktop. Ran Task Manager and checked the Startup tab. Found 8 (!) gibberish.txt files along with legitimate startup entries. Deleted the .txt files and the problem is gone, so I will mark this thread as solved. The only thing I don't understand is why running Trend Micro's Housecall scan caused an uncommanded shutdown in both Windows 8 and Windows 7. A subject for a different thread perhaps.
    Again, thanks for everyones suggestions, I seem to have a happy computer again.

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  2. #12

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Those two entries are part of Malwarebytes - They act like rootkits to be able to run IF rootkits are in there. The Swiss Army Knife is how MBAM finds and stops malicious processes. The Chameleon process runs ONLY if Malwarebytes is locked out by a virus.

    Malwarebytes is a very good Antimalware program, so I doubt if it was part of the problem, still it sounds like you had an older version of the program (withe the red icon? new one has a blue icon) - It was the 8 Gibberish entries that were coming up. - They may have been hidden which was why you didn't see them earlier.

    These were in Windows 8.1 - And you downloaded it from the Store? That's very very odd.
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