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#1 obiali

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:32 PM

"could not execute the external program pskill.exe"

I just recently started seeing this message recently on my desk top and usually when I let the machine run through the night. When I researched it further i found that there might be a legitimate pskill.exe program. That said, I became a bit suspicious because this morning I saw the exact message on my laptop
screen after letting it run through the night . This threw a large red flag as I had just recently replaced, reformatted and reinstalled xp on my laptop. The only plausible explanation I can come up with is one of a rouge program that monitors and lays dormant during the most active periods of use probably by using the system clock to determine the timezone accurately and then try to run while am asleep. Now my reasoning is explained above. Does any one have an alternative view?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 January 2009 - 02:36 PM.
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

If pskill.exe is in this location, then you're OK. If it's located anywhere else, than you're most likely infected
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\


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