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Desktop.exe

Postby Helix_viral » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:19 pm

Is this the actual desktop program or is it a virus or trojan? from what i've read on the internet so far its a trojan/virus and i'm not completely sure becauseit makes sense for it to be named desktop so it will not be deleted, but i'm trying to get my girlfriends copmuter fixed and AVG found this and moved it to the vault, which really doesn't help me at all.
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Postby Cool_Fire » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:30 pm

Very likely it's a virus/trojan of some sort.
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Postby Helix_viral » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:32 pm

so is it safe to delete and not screw anything up?
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Postby NETKOJI » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:42 pm

Try renaming it and see what happens. But yes, most likely it's an ugly thing you should delete.
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Postby Helix_viral » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:44 pm

righto
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Re: Desktop.exe

Postby TheMadScientist » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:57 am

if your girlfriend uses windows it IS a virus as windows uses explore and some other program i cant remember to "controle" the desktop
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Re: Desktop.exe

Postby Cool_Fire » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:32 am

If it's been moved to the Vault by AVG it's already not running anymore, but yeah it was a virus. There's no .exe for the desktop. It's just part of explorer.exe and it's depencencies.
You can have AVG delete it from it's vault if you like. There's no reason to keep it really.
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