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Who Or What Is "popa"


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#1 jwalters

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:07 PM

Having just cleared out SpySheriff (I hope) I'm tidying up the system when Norton informs me that "popa.exe" is trying to access the internet. I tracked the file down to c:\Progam Files\luol\popa.exe as a hidden file.

A registry search found an entry;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER]
Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run Bord REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\luol\popa.exe" -vt mt

It shows up as a task that performs a significant number of I/O reads but few writes. It also appears to be active as the memory usage bounces around quite a bit but little CPU is used. Ending the process seems to have no effect on the machine.

Does anyone know what this is and where it may have come from. Anything that I havn't loaded that accesess the internet worries me.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:29 PM

well it's a link to some Russian site.

http://plotinka.net/modules.php?op=modload...4&orderby=dateD
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:40 PM

well it's a link to some Russian site.

http://plotinka.net/modules.php?op=modload...4&orderby=dateD


Very pretty!! I just wish I could read it. Anyhow, Popa's gone. Thanks.




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