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Admiral

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Not a viris but Adware
« on: September 14, 2007, 12:17:38 PM »
Hi members,

Will some kind member please help me with some advice as I am still going through
the PC learning curve.

 I am getting a warning message from Windows Defender & my Internet Antvirus
programmes that both of them have detected a medium threat which reads:

 This is not spyware.  Adware   File C:\Windows\system 32\drivers klif.system.

 To be safe I have isolated this file .

  How can I trace this prog which is causing this & solve the problem as I am worried if I remove this file I might corrupt one of my programes 
 I must add that I downloaded all the programes which I have on my PC before purchasing Internet Antivirus or down loading Windows Defender.

 Kind regards,
                         Admiral
 


mektek



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    Re: Not a viris but Adware
    « Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 12:44:01 PM »
    Tiggered - adj : It's been tiggered
    A computer that was working until tinkering broke it

    unlovedwarrior



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      Re: Not a viris but Adware
      « Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 01:59:46 PM »
      also get superantispyware and spybot search and destroy and ccleaner and update them

      reboot in safe mode and run those scans reboot in normal mode and report and the state

      Fed

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        Re: Not a viris but Adware
        « Reply #3 on: September 14, 2007, 08:06:29 PM »
        A Google search for klif or klif.sys brings back some interesting results, you should also check them out.

        unlovedwarrior



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          Re: Not a viris but Adware
          « Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 10:10:15 PM »
          i got nothing... for   C:\Windows\system 32\drivers klif.system

          http://forums.zonealarm.com/rss/message?board.id=Antivirus&message.id=18751

          i got for  drivers klif.system

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            Re: Not a viris but Adware
            « Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 10:54:44 PM »
            Didn't you notice the OP said he was on a learning curve quite obvious from the gap between system_32 and the lack of backspace after drivers.
            C:\Windows\system 32\drivers klif.system.
            I suggest there has been some poetic license applied to what should have probably been as follows.
            C:\Windows\system32\drivers\klif.sys

            It's sometimes a matter of getting into OPs heads to find out what's really going on and rather than question them if their supplied information is correct I think it's sometimes better just to point them in some alternative directions to let them help themselves.
            Try searching klif.sys, I wonder if the OP has KS as their antivirus software.

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            Re: Not a viris but Adware
            « Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 12:10:46 AM »
            I agree with Fed...

            The OP also only mentioned Windows Defender, but not their other malware protection...

            Admiral

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            Re: Not a viris but Adware
            « Reply #7 on: September 15, 2007, 03:01:32 AM »
            Hi Members,

            I have a warning notice from my Internet Antivirus "Kapersky 7" .
            THIS IS the EXACT REPORT:
            "File contains adware and cannot be disinfected.
            Adware: not-a-virus: AdWare.Win32.POWERSearch.c

            File: c:\windows\system32\pbukv2.dll."

            MANY THANKS for all your suggestions.
            I hope this exact report from my protection prog will help you chaps.
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            The Saviour

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            Re: Not a viris but Adware
            « Reply #8 on: September 15, 2007, 03:15:32 AM »
            If Kapersky cannot disinfect or repair this file...then it can be quarantined...

            If it's quarantined...it poses no threat to your PC.

            Tell Kapersky to quarantine it.