What does C:\WINDOWS\hinhem.scr mean?
I got this in my mail
did someone just send me a virus? where is it on my computer? how do i get rid of it?
- The PhlebobLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
A .scr file is supposed to be a screen saver, but viruses have been sent disguised as screen savers.
However, if you received that exact "C:\WINDOWS\hinhem.scr ", you're safe. The sender linked you to a file probably on their machine, which is totally inaccessible to you. Even if it is malware, you're not going to get infected from it.
Be careful, though: They may get smarter.
Hope that helps.
- Shadow WolfLv 610 years ago
The SCR file type is typically a screen saver. That means it may be executed just like an EXE because for all practical purposes it is an EXE with a different file name extension. This is just one way malware hides from users.
Here is one description of the file:
So it is most likely a worm.
I suggest pointing your anti-virus program at it. Do a full system scan.
If you don't have an anti-virus program then get one. AVG free is plenty good enough.