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What is freddy46.exe?

freddy46.exe is usually located in the 'C:\windows\' folder.

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freddy46.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

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freddy46.exe is not signed.

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to freddy46.exe:

freddy46.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

freddy46.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

freddy46.exe has stopped working.

End Program - freddy46.exe. This program is not responding.

freddy46.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

freddy46.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 92 votes to remove and 8 votes to keep

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Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

freddy46.exe is one of the filenames used by the Koobface worm. It has also been using the following filenames: freddy35.exe, freddy36.exe, freddy37.exe, freddy38.exe, freddy39.exe, freddy40.exe, freddy41.exe, freddy42.exe, freddy43.exe, freddy44.exe and freddy45.exe.

I suppose we soon will see names like freddy47.exe, freddy48.exe, freddy49.exe, freddy50.exe, freddy51.exe, freddy52.exe,
freddy53.exe, freddy54.exe, freddy55.exe, freddy56.exe, freddy57.exe, freddy58.exe, freddy59.exe, freddy60.exe, freddy61.exe, freddy62.exe, freddy63.exe, freddy64.exe, freddy65.exe, freddy66.exe, freddy67.exe, freddy68.exe, freddy69.exe, etc popping up.

The following information is quoted from Wikipedia.

"Koobface is a computer worm that targets the users of the social networking websites Facebook and MySpace. Koobface ultimately attempts, upon successful infection, to gather sensitive information from the victims such as credit card numbers.

Koobface spreads by delivering Facebook messages to people that are 'friends' of someone on Facebook whose computer has already been infected. The messages contain innocuous subject headers such as "Paris Hilton Tosses Dwarf On The Street", "LOL", and "My friend catched [sic] you on hidden cam". Upon receipt, the message directs the recipients to a third-party website unaffiliated with Facebook where they are prompted to download what is purported to be an update of the Adobe Flash player. If they download and execute the file, they will infect their computer with Koobface. Koobface then commandeers their surfing activities and directs users to contaminated websites when they attempt to access search engines from Google, Yahoo, MSN and

It should be noted that Koobface is an anagram of Facebook; "face" and "book" change order and "koob" is "book" in reverse."

# 16 Jun 2009, 23:59

Lue writes

2 thumbs

My sister got that Freddy45.exe said it reprogrammed the whole computer. I gave her you site address and told her to contact you.

# 18 Jun 2009, 15:29

Joshua writes

1 thumb

Ok, well heres the thing. I hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE when I noticed my computer was slowing down tramendously. And noticed there was IExplore.exe freddy54 running, Im assuming that this is pretty much the same file. just named differently?

Anywho, I looked at the location and it said Windows. So I go to windows, and I see freddy51 all the way through to freddy54. So I also noticed that EVERYTHING was re-enabled to startup in my msconfig.

Well I unchecked it along with everything else I didnt want to start when I boot up my computer, And when my computer booted up, lone behold, everything is re-enabled again. So I close it out from the task manager, delete the files freddy51 through 54 disable the items I dont want to start up again, reboot and my computer is now working normally again.

I am not sure as to how this file got onto my computer yet. But I do know I started getting problems when I tried downloading a pirated version of Fraps. These are reasons why you should just spend the money on the programs you want, they last forever and you cant get viruses.

I am going to purchase fraps first thing when I wake up tomorrow. :)

# 31 Jul 2009, 23:01

Joshua writes

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Also, I think we need to prepare for future freddy's as well... I think my mom got the virus on my computer too, because I dont have face book and she doesnt really know too much about computer and how to tell when someones a fake person or not on the internet.

No I am not trying to put my mom down by the way, I love her to death. Just saying it like it is. :)

# 1 Aug 2009, 1:53

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