msview folder in xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brianthebeaver, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. brianthebeaver

    brianthebeaver OSNN Junior Addict

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    can anyone tell me please if all the files in the msview folder are actually needed , as i have hundreds of files in that folder
     
  2. madmatt

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    I don't have a "msview" folder. Where is this folder and what kind of files are in it?
     
  3. brianthebeaver

    brianthebeaver OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi
    the folder is in c\windows\system32\msview


    and i have 490 files in there totalling 84.1mb
     
  4. tzepp@cox.net

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    google "msview folder"
    looks like a worm/virus
     
  5. sean.ferguson

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    "MSView is a Browser Helper Object that displays advertisements and downloads and installs files"

    click.
     
  6. madmatt

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    Brian, what types of files? How about a screenshot of the contents of the folder.

    tzepp and Sean might be on the right track. Every result points to a virus/malware of some sort.
     
  7. brianthebeaver

    brianthebeaver OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi madmatt thank you for all your help
    how do i do a screenshot sorry i am new to the forum
     
  8. brianthebeaver

    brianthebeaver OSNN Junior Addict

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    thanks for all your help tzepp and sean i really appreciate you sticking with this
     
  9. brianthebeaver

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  10. madmatt

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    Brian,

    To take a screenshot press ALT+Prt Scr on your keyboard (make sure Windows Explorer is the active window).

    Then open up MS Paint or a similar program. Paste and save it.

    Post it here as an attachment.
     
  11. madmatt

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    Brian,

    I deleted your last post. The files you attached were indeed viruses of some sort. I recommend running a virus scan in Safe Mode.

    To boot to Safe Mode press F8 right before the Windows Boot Screen appears.

    Make sure your virus def's are up-to-date before booting to Safe Mode.

    You should also run an anti-spyware program of sort (my current favorite is Microsoft AntiSpyware, others include Ad-Aware and Spybot).
     
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  12. brianthebeaver

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    i wondered where my post went to
    i run adaware and spybot every day and neither find them
    some things that are in that folder are related to xp aswell and related to programs i have downloaded
     
  13. brianthebeaver

    brianthebeaver OSNN Junior Addict

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    you will have to explain to me how to do a screenshot as i have the alt key but no prt or scr keys
     
  14. tzepp@cox.net

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    some keyboards do spell out "print screen"
     
  15. madmatt

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    Brian, yes, never attach files that could be harmful to others. Just a head's up.

    Anyway, have you run a virus scan? Such as Norton AntiVirus?
     
  16. brianthebeaver

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    sorry matt that was the only way i could show you something of what was in the folder because i could not do a screenshot
    i have run antivirus and it says nothing is found, can i not just delete the whole folder
    brian
     
  17. madmatt

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    Delete the contents and the folder MSVIEW

    Click Start, Run, type in MSCONFIG, and press Enter
    Click the Startup tab
    Look for any thing that points to that directory. Uncheck any thing that does.
    Press OK and reboot

    Delete Temp Internet Files, Cookies, and History.

    Delete the contents of C:\WINDOWS\Temp

    Delete the contents of C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp

    What anti-virus software are you using?
     
  18. American Zombie

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    Is there a reason to push ALT?

    I just push Print Screen and it works.
     
  19. madmatt

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    Holding ALT while pressing Print Screen takes only the active Window.
     
  20. American Zombie

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    I see....

    I just crop whatever is on screen with PSP or use Snag-It to do captures.