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#1 steinmetz


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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:30 PM

I have notice on my task manager that 2 programs are running that I have no idea what they are. They are eudcp.exe and wowexe.exe. What are these and do I need them. If I dont need them and they are a virus of some kind, could you please walk me through the steps to get rid of them.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:44 PM

Use the Startup List database (tabbed at the top of the BC page) to determine whether these two are needed, optional, or should be killed.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:05 AM

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? If not, start here:

If your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 in "SAFE MODE".
Print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.

Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06. Setup & Configure as shown here.
Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:22 PM

doese it say wowexe.exe?
or does it say wowexece.exe?
or dose it say wowexec.exe?
if it says wow exece.exe see below

SysMon wowexece.exe

Added by the Troj/Mulan-A trojan.
if it says wowexec.exe see below

Wowexec WOWExec.exe

(Microsoft) Windows on Windows Executable environment process, or more specifically Win16 on Win32 it runs on Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003. WOWEXEC is started by NTVDM. As explained elsewhere on these pages, NTVDM is itself started every time you run a 16-bit program (this may be a DOS program, a Windows 3.1 program, or even a program designed for Windows 9x/NT4 but which has a mixture of 16-bit and 32-bit programming code).

Recommendation :
Leave alone see NTVDM for more details.

i would go here for a comprehensive database for TASKMANAGER ITEMS(not startup) http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
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