Unkown File / file:///C:/Program20Files/Types/Types.exe

March 21, 2015 at 20:50:33
Specs: Windows 8.1, AMD10/8GB
Have this file on my Desktop Windows 8.1
File Name "Types"

In details tab under properties URL> file:///C:/Program%20Files/Types/Types.exe

I have no idea what it is or how it got there.. Any have any ideas, scanned malwarebytes nothing suspicious or bad found.

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March 21, 2015 at 21:34:56
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March 22, 2015 at 01:03:10
Here are the first 2 steps, there may be more steps needed after I see the results of these logs.

Run them in this order.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
Author's site
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.

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March 22, 2015 at 01:11:02
According to this:


"Types , a software developed by Evgeny Strunnikov, often gets into your computer via Webpage browse or some freeware’s installation."

It doesn't say there what it's supposed to do but since it snuck onto your computer you can consider it unnecessary.

That page wants you to download their own removal tool. I suggest you first try to uninstall it the normal way--CONTROL PANEL--PROGRAMS AND FEATURES. Click on the program and then UNINSTALL.

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March 22, 2015 at 04:48:06
I'd be inclined to desist/refrain from using "their" uninstall tool.... They installed the file without your knowing - which is suspicious? Thus allowing them now to access your computer (via their removal utility) might be an invitation to trouble...?

I would follow the usual add/remove programmes routine as suggested by Daveincaps... After which possibly any routines advised by JohnW?

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March 22, 2015 at 11:34:24
I've uninstalled the "TYPES.exe" file using REVO Uninstaller Pro I have, I may have obtained this little file a couple months ago when I was trying to find out what opened a unknown file extension. But thank you all which answered!!!

Searching the web I did find references to Evgeny Strunnikov as the author of the program and it had 2 versions but could not find any idea of what it does.

I have found it has not affected anything on my O/S and I have the paid versions of Malwarebyes; Anti-malware and Anti-Exploit which run in real time always, along with McAfee real time protection.

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March 22, 2015 at 11:41:27
What you can't now say now is that your computer is clean, only that the symptoms have gone.

If you run with Johnw (#2) most likely other things will be found and eventually you will know there is nothing still lurking. I would recommend you do so but it is clearly up to you..

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 22, 2015 at 12:34:29
OK now I shouldn't be trying to get control over W 8.1 at 2am after getting up to go to work at 5am. I finally remember how and why I got it and I hope removing it doesn't trash my desktop icon's and some other icons I customized with killing the Tile world desktop icons on W 8.1. After searching more I linked it back to sourceforge net


Types Web Site
Other/Nonlisted Topic
GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2)
Additional Project Details
French, English, Japanese, Spanish, Russian
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop User Interface
Programming Language

It's a program which allows you to to customize the way Windows handles different file types:
set program associations, change icons, context menus and other properties.

Microsoft on W8 kinda killed these options which this program gives you, my desktop really looks like nice without any trace of Metro UI menus or tile world.

Plus I haven't restarted my system I'm afraid it will take me back to PlaySkool land, I'm really sorry if I offend any W8 fans but my systems have no games or social media users on them and only 1 tablet is touch operated and it also full version of W8 and on it is where I originally downloaded TYPES to create more user friendly Icons and it may have appeared on my desktop because my computers are set to sync through OneDrive.

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March 22, 2015 at 14:36:25
You might as well switch it on, you are going to have to do so sometime or use it as a door stop. The two little programs Johnw has suggested you run are as harmless as babes. If you do nothing else I think you should run those. I would be surprised if they don't find something. Just running ADWCleaner alone (first program given in #2) will give you an idea if there is some junk around without even removing it, although I would advocate going further. I've watched Johnw go through these routines before and nothing has become screwed up in the process.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 22, 2015 at 15:18:15
Derek, thank-you I used to have adware but have found that Revo Uninstaller Pro removes all traces of programs including all registry keys which they set, that along with Spy BHO Remover from Security Exploder totally kills any adware. And really the only time I used to see any ads is when IE is opened and it even has a Adblocker on it, and I have not it opened it any this year.

I use FireFox v36.0.4, along some powerful adblocker addon's and I never see any ads or popups period. IE stays dormant except for updates through Microsoft Updates and I never open it, sometime I open the Chrome Browser but I do not think it can be secured as well as FireFox

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March 22, 2015 at 15:36:28
The programs suggested work in a completely different way to those you mentioned and from past experience are extremely good at unearthing things that other programs can miss.

I think it would be well worth while running them as a quick check of the situation but obviously that is entirely up to you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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