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Owinlmdt.exe?


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#1 Agent Bobo

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:45 PM

this is the location of the zeno adware that keeps giving me troubles. I can NOT seem to get this thing removed. Mcafee keeps blocking owinlmdt.exe which is in the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 file. What is this?, can I remove it by deleting the file?

I can not find information on this owinlmdt.exe anywhere, by searching the net, forums, etc... maybe I'm not looking correctly!?

**this is what the mcafee pop up reads: McAfee has blocked a potentially unwanted program (PUP) on your computer. If you do not recognize it, we recommend that you remove the program.

About this Potentially Unwanted Program
Name: Adware-Zeno
Location: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\owinlmdt.exe

Spyware, adware, and other potentially unwanted programs can harm your computer, compromise its security, and damage valuable files.

so I click remove file, don't seem to have any more troubles with it until I restart my pc. It starts all over again.

I wish I had invented adware.

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Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 13 August 2007 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:46 PM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, you can submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

If it is identified as malware by other AV vendors, that will confirm McAfee's results.

In that case, download FileASSASSIN.zip and save to your desktop (this tool is compatible with Win 2000/NT/XP/Vista only).
  • Create a new folder on your C:\ drive called FileASSASSIN and extract (unzip) the file to that folder. (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure. Win 9x/2000 users click here.)
  • Open the folder and double-click on FileASSASSIN.exe.
  • Select the following file(s) to delete by dragging it onto the text area or select it using the (...) browse button.
    • <owinlmdt.exe> <-- C:\Windows\system32\ folder
  • Select a removal method. Start with "Attempt FileASSASSIN's method of file removal."
  • Click delete and the removal process will begin.
  • If that did not work, start the program again, select the file(s) the same way as before and this time check "Use delete on reboot function from windows."

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:46 PM

Zeno seldom comes alone. You likely have some serious malware on your computer.
First check in Add/Remove and see if Zeno is there. If it is, while in safe mode, attempt to uninstall it.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

Please let us know the results of the scans.
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