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Found a weird looking folder, but it's not a folder, it's an application (exe) called Config.msi.exe.

I cannot open it. When I copy and paste text from an assignment to Notepad or Word, this weird text appears:

"*TE BWAKA NI BOOTE BWAKA NI BOO**
TE IKA TE ATIBURU,
TE KUAU kiokio AO AI TE WII KIOKIO***
AM SPONSOR AIKA TAAN MWAKETE AKE IAAN TE ITAI"

I have no idea where it came from. I know I did not copy that text piece from any source. But now it's stuck there and I can't get rid of it.

What is it and what can I do to get rid of it?

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Have you ran a virus scan? Most google searches are showing it as either a virus or malware. Or it could be pchell.com/support/configmsifolder.shtml –  MrStatic Jan 16 '10 at 3:21
    
You've been hit with malware: prevx.com/filenames/X1646523615076091026-X1/CONFIG.MSI.EXE.html –  random Jan 16 '10 at 3:23
    
If anyone is interested, it is written in Maori, but I can't find a translator anywhere.. –  William Hilsum Jan 16 '10 at 3:44

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This is a virus - W32/Mokaksu according to McAfee, but I found references to it as the FUVirus and "save.exe" too. There is probably 1 infected file in every directory on your computer. It has been around for some time, so if you have up-to-date virus scanning software, it should be capable of quarantining and removing it.

If you don't, then I would suggest HiJackThis - a good, & thorough, but potentially dangerous tool, and SuperAntiSpyware. You'll want to do a full system scan.

You might also want to check to see if that file has copied itself under other names on your system.

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