A file labeled AVScanner.ini has appeared in my C: drive root folder. Have no idea where it came from. No help from an internet search. Contents are:
Does anyone have an answer?...
FWIW ~ google finds similar http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3505954/avscanner-ini.html
Thanks. I saw that article, but I had already run MalwareBytes and found no virus with it. Still curious about how the file got into my root folder...
Lets hear from Community.
TVHog. Check your Norton history for any indication of having stopped something from installing recently. Most likely it will be in the download insight section. What OS and its version are you using?
Two questions for you. Is there now or have their been other malware programs installed? Have you downloaded any freeware lately? Freeware often comes bundled with junk that is not checked before being allowed as a part of the initial download, and will drop into a system later on based on the permissions given the original download installation. Those little check boxes that get missed are the culprits.
No indication that Norton stopped any installs. Just one item about removing a tracking cookie.
I'm using Win10, build 17763. No malware ever installed on this 2-year old system - to my knowledge. Have not downloaded any freeware in a very long time, and when I do, I always watch for those check boxes.
Thanks for the feedback. VirusTotal has the following results for the file you are seeing. Being that Malwarebytes and Norton don't show a detection I would just remove the folder and file in question. Reboot and see whether it reappears. If not I would watch the system for anything funny taking place going forward. At this point its safe to say you are clean, how this got there is indeed a mystery. One note is to check your router as well for the latest firmware for it. If you own the router check with the manufacturer, if its your ISP device ask them if you already have the latest as it will have to come from them. Hope this helps.
I had already deleted (erased, actually) the file. I re-booted, as you suggested, and it did not reappear. At this point, I'm assuming it could be a remnant of an app that I tested and then uninstalled. But I will be keeping an eye out for any reappearance.
Router belongs to ATT and I will verify it has current firmware. Really appreciate your help...
Awesome and thanks for the feedback. Glad we could assist.