wmsyspr9.prx a trojan?

faith_bulger

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I was looking through the c drive on my computer and I found this file. I looked it up online and it may be a trojan? I tried to delete it, but I can't without trustedinstallers permission? I used a cwshredder with no results, and I ran avast and it didn't detect anything. Is this thing dangerous? How do I get rid of it?
 

anort3

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It's not a virus.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd757573(v=vs.85).aspx

" Profile data is stored on disk in the form of an XML file with the .prx file name extension. Included with the Windows Media Format SDK is a collection of profiles called system profiles that cover the most common types of ASF files. System profiles are stored in a file named WMSysPr9.prx. (Note that this file actually contains no system profiles for Windows Media 9 Series because the concept of system profiles is no longer used.) When you save your own custom profiles, you must save them to your own files."

It's not a good idea to just look through the files on your computer and randomly think one is a virus and start deleting. In fact that's a good way to need to reinstall Windows.

Use common sense when browsing. Use a good antivirus program. Scan with Malwarebytes weekly or if you think you might have a problem. Follow those 3 steps with heavy emphasis on number 1 and you will be fine.
 

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