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Newbie - Please help with mysterious files

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Hi,
Would love some help with this ...I noticed 3 files on my desktop yesterday a.m. and I have no idea where they came from. When I ran a full scan with Ad Aware, the files seem to have something to do with Ad Aware (or is this how viruses work??). I updated Ad Aware before I ran the scan and it did find 1 malicious threat and quarantined/removed it. I restarted my computer but the icons remain on my desktop. The files are: 7zdecode.exe and binaryfiles.7z and selfdel.dll.
Can anyone please tell me if they ever heard of these files? Are they something I need to remove? I can also tell you that, at the moment, I have an update notification in the lower right corner from Adobe Reader but I'm afraid to even update that!

Appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks!

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Hi spikesmom,

How do you mean that the three files seemed to have something to do with Ad-Aware during its scan?

Upload the new files on your desktop to [url="http://www.virustotal.com/"]http://www.virustotal.com/[/url] one by one, using the "Upload a file" function and post back the links to the scan reports.

Did you install something before the three files appeared?

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[quote name='CeciliaB' post='129439' date='Sep 18 2011, 11:21 AM']Hi spikesmom,

How do you mean that the three files seemed to have something to do with Ad-Aware during its scan?

Upload the new files on your desktop to [url="http://www.virustotal.com/"]http://www.virustotal.com/[/url] one by one, using the "Upload a file" function and post back the links to the scan reports.

Did you install something before the three files appeared?[/quote]

Hi, CeciliaB
Thanks for the quick reply. I had been on Target's website and wanted to print some coupons. I had to install the Coupon Activator program from their website in order to print the coupons. Perhaps it's that! I will upload the files and post back the links this evening. Thanks again!

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[quote name='spikesmom' post='129442' date='Sep 18 2011, 03:21 PM']Hi, CeciliaB
Thanks for the quick reply. I had been on Target's website and wanted to print some coupons. I had to install the Coupon Activator program from their website in order to print the coupons. Perhaps it's that! I will upload the files and post back the links this evening. Thanks again![/quote]

Ok, just uploaded files and here are the links:

For the 7zDecode.exe file the link:
[url="http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=b870b0684c7fb7b8ad7bfed21287a43324f251e3006bffae40a8cbaaddf01427-1261523932"]http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report...1427-1261523932[/url]

For Selfdel.dll:
[url="http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=db9bb2855287a5f03db37ce165421c51bb8b2c51d597ea1a3347bb79fe2c186c-1260226201"]http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report...186c-1260226201[/url]

For binaryfiles.7z:
[url="http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=9be993850c31db1ca7f95c24e78ef5a145057ebb12dc4daf5a1801868d9223c5-1316374284"]http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report...23c5-1316374284[/url]

I think it's good news, right?! :) Thanks very much.

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You are welcome :)

Yes, no bad files and they probably belongs to that Coupon program.

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