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  Heacabx.exe/heacab.exe Problem on Flash Drive & Computer  
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Marinus van Zyl Oct 21, 2012, 10:08am EDT Report Abuse
Currently looking for how to fix or eliminate the following problem (would like to fix or keep the affected files and folders - they are work-related documents):

Problem Description:
- All files, folders, movies and photos on USB flash drive has suddenly changed to the following: Example: E:/holiday photo.jpg to E:/heacabx.exe holiday photo.jpg (the same goes for files, folders, home movies). (this is on the USB flash drive)
- It changes the size of all files, folders, etc. to 1kb as always indicated under the file or
folder in Windows system. (This is on the flash drive)
- FLV (Flash Video) files stay untouched, but it affects all other types of files, folders, etc.
(this is on the flash drive)
- A quick scan with various AV packages and various utility software (IOBIT security 360,
Glary Utilities (Process Manager), etc.) shows that in C:/Documents and Settings there is located a heacab.exe in the User Profile (Example: Smith) but the folder does not have such a file there, and by setting the folder to show hidden system files doesn't show the file either. (this is on the computer)
- The heacab.exe shows in the Process Manager to be a 3,560k size file, but no heacabx.exe file exists anywhere on the computer.
- After this heacab.exe file has been found on the computer, most .exe software on the computer fails to open - after a reinstall they work okay.
- Please note that the computer is not an Internet-connected PC, although other computers in the house are connected (a home network has not been set up).
- The flash drive has been taken to other computers in the house and the heacab.exe or heacabx.exe file hasn't been found on any of them.

Computer Setup:
- Microsoft XP, Home Edition, V2002, Service Pack 2
- Unknown Intel Motherboard - 4xSATA and 1xIDE Controllers
- Intel CPU, 1.60 GHz
- 512 MB RAM (Core 2 Duo)
- Excelstor Technology J80805 (80 GB) hard drive
- Intel (R) 82945 G Express Chipset Graphics
- Sony DVD RW AW-G170A DVD Writer (and CD/DVD ROM reader)
- Realtek RTL8169/8110 Gigabit Ethernet
- Realtek Hi-Def Audio
- USB 2.0
- standard PS/2 keyboard, standard optic mouse
- Canon i250 Printer

Software List:
- FLV Player4Free
- Belarc Adviser
- Cyberlink DVD Suite
- Micrsoft Office 97
- Nero 7
- Google Chrome
- Clamwin AV
- Spyware Blaster
- Foxit Reader
- Photoscape Retouch
- Retouch Pilot
- Triscape
- Wire Pilot
- Ashampoo (both Burning Studio 2009, and , Photo Optimizer)
- Adobe Reader 9
- USB 2.0 UVC Webcam
- IOBIT Security 360
- Readiris Pro 10
- Freerip
- 7-Zip
- Glary Utilities
- Windows Media Player 9
- Burnaware Free
- Videolan 2.0.2
- Auslogics Disk Defrag
- Pandora Recovery 2.1.1
- Revo Uninstaller 1.85
- Greenstreet Greetings Card Maker 3
- Open 3.1
- AVS Media (DVD Player 2.6, Video Tools 5.5.3)
- PCFriendly (DVD player)
- RealPlayer Alternative & Media Player Classic

- Normal Microsoft XP games as integrated with original XP disk
- PopCap Games (Zuma's Revenge, Peggle)

Flash Drives used on the computer by its regular user:
- Lexar (4GB)
- Sandisk Cruzer Slice (8GB)
- Verbatim (2 drives of 8GB each)
- Kingston DataTraveler (4GB)
- Kingston DataTraveler (8GB)
- TDK (8GB)
- Transcend (8GB)
- AData Classic C803 (8GB)

Can anyone render any assistance?



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