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Has my computer been compromised? Help please.

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SASProblem.png

As you can see the above print screen why is there more than .exe files for the SAS?

Is this normal?

Can someone please clarify with me thanks. I am getting a bit paranoid.

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, SAS PRO full version with latest version.

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Greetings :)

Have you at any point used the RUNSAS utility (the one with the bug icon in your image)? If you have, it's possible that that's where the extras came from as it generates a randomly named version of SUPERAntiSpyware.exe to allow it to run when malware has blocked its execution by name.

Yes! I Clicked RUNSAS.exe but whats the difference it sends me to the menu of the program?

So your saying I have a malware in my system?

I Just completed formatting my computer fresh.

Can anyone else explain whats going on with this?

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No, your system is not compromised.

When you use the RUNAS method to start SAS, it creates a separate copy of SuperAntiSpyware.exe in the directory with a random name. This is done to keep malware that blocks the file SuperAntiSpyware.exe from being able to block SAS....because SAS starts under a different name. In other words, SAS starts under a different name so that you can use.

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What happens if you delete it?

So your saying those long words.exe files are completly safe/?

You can delete them with no negative impact.

They are completely safe files. They are duplicate files of SuperAntispyware.exe.

If in doubt, just uninstall SAS and re-install it....however, this is totally unnecessary in your case.

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