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Are A9Helper.A9 and HidInputMonitorX malware infections?

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Old 04-01-2010
MrSoftware
 

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Are A9Helper.A9 and HidInputMonitorX malware infections?
Many people who have posted WU [Windows Update] problems on various internet
help sites have the following two Active X controls.

Directory = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

- A9Helper.A9
- HidInputMonitorX

[1] Are these valid Microsoft software devices?

[2] I have removed them but WUAU [Windows Update Automatic Update] seems to
download/re-install them

When the ActiveX files (above) are examined the following are blank or bogus.

Description
Company
Copyright

Thus, I expect they are NOT Microsoft controls and can be removed.

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Old 04-01-2010
MrSoftware
 

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RE: Are A9Helper.A9 and HidInputMonitorX malware infections?
Sorry - somehow this got double posted :-(

"MrSoftware" wrote:

> Many people who have posted WU [Windows Update] problems on various internet
> help sites have the following two Active X controls.
>
> Directory = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files
>
> - A9Helper.A9
> - HidInputMonitorX
>
> [1] Are these valid Microsoft software devices?
>
> [2] I have removed them but WUAU [Windows Update Automatic Update] seems to
> download/re-install them
>
> When the ActiveX files (above) are examined the following are blank or bogus.
>
> Description
> Company
> Copyright
>
> Thus, I expect they are NOT Microsoft controls and can be removed.
>

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