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brother in law has this virus named hboth07 cannot delete has tried several programs but because he never backed up his hard disk cannot afford to lose all data after all this time. i cannot find anything on this name any help will be greatly appreciated
 

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Welcome to TSG....

You might want to have your brother-in-law get an account here and then go thru a HijackThis and post a log file. Here is the info on it.

To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply. DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

A security expert should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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I may be wrong, but just off-hand, that looks like a typo of hpothb07, which I think - again, I may be wrong - is just filenames created by some buggy HP camera or printer software, rather than a virus.

Edit: I found one forum that stated it is likely to be thumnails of scanned files from HP scanner software - again, I can't vouch for the accuracy of this.
 
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