I came across a notepad in the temp folder (which I was about to delete) entitled TWAIN. Being a curious "newbie" I decided to investigate. When I read the line, "Why Can't We Find Thunker?", of course I wanted to know who/what was Thunker.
I checked Google and discovered Thunker is a backdoor trojan. I also checked this forum which had 2 entries I did not quite understand?
Will someone inform me further?
TWAIN is a standard software protocol and applications programming interface (API) that regulates communication between software applications and imaging devices such as scanners and digital cameras...
so if you have a web/digital camera, or a scanner (including an "all-in-one" printer with scanner), you may have legitimate TWAIN software or folders on your system.
however, i have no knowledge of "Thunker"
Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! v12 Free, MBAM Pro, Windows Firewall, OpenDNS Family Shield, SpywareBlaster, MVPS HOSTS file, MBAE Premium, MCShield, WinPatrol PLUS, SAS (on-demand scanner), Zemana AntiLogger Free, IE11 & Firefox (both using WOT [IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK]), CryptoPrevent, Secunia PSI.
[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]
Good afternoon Ky331,
First, cute dogs!
Second, no, I do not have any form of imaging devices attached to my computer. Just monitor, tower, keyboard, mouse and speakers.
I thank you for your reply.
May God continue to Richly Bless you and your loved-ones.
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Good evening Bugbatter,
The temp file was less than a week old. However, I checked the solution box because after further research it appears it is nothing for me to worry about. Also the information given by Ky331 was accurate.
And as always, may God continue to Richly Bless you and your loved-ones.
Good afternoon Bugbatter,
There was more information on the notepad, however I deleted the entire temporary file.
The other 2 entries I spoke of were in this (Dell) forum http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/search?ticket=kSPAFxftf5j9_6055148&submitted=true&q=Thunker. ( Sorry, I do not know how to do the "Here" link, Yet.:smileysad: ) I did a search for "Thunker" here and in the McAfee forum, since I use their security center.
In the above link, Appetiser posts a TWAIN log. The first 3 lines of that log are exactly what was on my notepad. I do not remember the rest of the information.
It was in the Google search that I learned thunker is a trojan. If I come across it again, rest assure I will be in contact. I just hope I do not wear my welcome out around this community.:smileywink:
Thank you for your interest.
I just found another notepad with the same message.
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTwunk ::AppInitialize - Reset Log
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTwunk ::OpenServer - Starting Thunker
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTwunk ::CloseServer - Why Can't We Find The Thunker Window?
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - DSM --DsmEntryDiagExit (RC = 0, CC = 0)
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTWTRACE--Capture(2) to NULL:
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTWTRACE--CONTROL, IDENTITY, GETFIRST
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - DSM --DsmEntryDiagExit (RC = 1, CC = 3)
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTWTRACE--CONTROL, STATUS, GET
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - CTWTRACE--CONTROL, PARENT, CLOSEDSM
TWAIN_32.DLL - MESSAGE - DSM --DsmEntryDiagExit (RC = 0, CC = FFFF)
Please let me know what you think.