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Well I have to go, I hope I'll never see this on mine or someone's computer ever again. The thing is that, it's strange has you said that the virus creates a log easily accessible, but on the other side, I never heard of Windows creating such a file.
    
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Try to make some more research on it, but do not buy anything from your computer online, you never know how it could be, or not, hostile to your privacy.
Are you serious!?!?! i placed my newegg order on monday night!! on my grandmothers CC non the less!!
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Before you panic, check this out, this almost sounds normal...

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...1b96e8a87b&p=1

Have you installed any programs off the internet recently?

Check this out, it is referencing a Microsoft file... I think you are ok!

f:\\712ddb97f50886004a89\\msxml.msi
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Before you panic, check this out, this almost sounds normal...

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...1b96e8a87b&p=1

Have you installed any programs off the internet recently?
I have not installed any of these programs to my knowledge but that is exactly the situation i just encountered. the file name is the same, but the folder is different ( i think it's random characters same length)
However that was very releaving, it seems my PC may have simply updated itself... without me knowing. and logged it somewhere it never had before.
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I am no spyware fighter, so my knowledge of this is to say the least menial, however, given what I have found on the internet (and we all know what to think about information found on the internet) I would say that you are OK. It seems to be an installation log of a Microsoft update of some sort.
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Again, thank you all!

that was rather stressful, ussually i am a total spyware obliterator, however i have not had an instance of spyware in about 18 months. so when i see something like that, i tend to overreact, because it never happens.
but it's all good now

Edit: i had an incling it was a windows thing see -->
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why would a virus put it's log so out in the open like that?
seems strange no?
the only thing i know of that labels folders like that is windows.
god knows why, but they do.
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LOL, no problem, if I found something like that on my computer I would be throwing a hissy fit! Just glad we got it figured out, and that it wasnt a keylogger or something.
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not intentionally no... but it is possible. XP self updates for me.
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