|Lol, well generally that exe is safe, however as it is basically a 'Gateway' through the computers security system (Older antivirus let that run, no matter how infected, because it is a very important system process). So maybe, if you ran a scan on your exe with a more modernised AV (May i reccomend Avast? Or atleast over AVG anyways, as AVG tends to detect non-existant viruses :P)|
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Sorry, i probably should have left it to one of the security pros to answer but your post title was just too good to resist :P
All i really can tell you is whatever it is doing, it is trying to download the non-existant file (http://22.214.171.124/z178/dfj9.bin) over the HTTP protocol (I tried most of the commonly used ports but i couldnt imagine it being wayy too smart. The fact that a windows file is automatically attempting to request an unorthorised file that seems to have been unexistant for some time triggers warning bells in my head :P
I wouldnt be too worried about this, it seems very out-dated and somewhat safe, but i wish you luck in preventing it.
NOTE: Just did a trace of the IP. I believe the server is based in Texas, and they are owned by a company called yinghu. It seems to me that the IP originally hosted a spy-ware virus for one of those "This domain is for sale.." companies who buy a crapload of web adresses cheap and sell them off seperatly, im guessing the spy-ware was designed to see what domains people looked up that they could buy, not sure. I might not be right, but its just my guess.
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