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I received the following on firstname.lastname@example.org from James G.
I have been hit by the following virus: (not on this PC)
Have you ever heard of this?
I am not familiar with a virus named vxauio.exe, but that looks a whole lot like a file name. File names are almost never reliable indicators of what a virus is. Executable files can be infected with any number of viruses.
I would refer you and other readers to a previous blog entry “So You Have An Undetected Virus?” at http://eset.com/threat-center/blog/?p=36.
The steps for dealing with vxaudio.exe will be the same as described in that blog entry.
Without a sample it is really impossible for me to accurately give you any information about the file or virus in question. Thanks for sending in the question though!
Director of Technical Education
Author ESET Research, ESET