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#1 petocities

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:24 AM

I have this exe in my desktop called hurl (hurl.exe). It got there after I tried to install some activeX to watch an online video. After it got there, I tried to delete it, but it kept saying that it was in use, so it was impossible to remove. I checked it with norton, panda, and other antivirus and spyware tools as bazooka and ad-ware, but it didn't appear as a virus either.
So, I checked in the task manager to find out if it was running or not, but i couldn't find it there. I tried running my computer in secure mode, so maybe that way it wouldn't execute itself, but got the same result (being used). I looked for it in the msconfig, but wasn't able to find it again. So, I don't know what it is, what it does, but its annoying and bothersome over there, and it might be something menaceful.
Im running on a XP home OS, using firefox 1.5.0.7, in a hp laptop, never been formatted (if it helps somehow). I will keep looking for info, maybe I will be able to find something else about it.
Thanks Beforehand

PS: its hard to be helpful over here, cuz you guys really know your bleep... :thumbsup:

Edited by petocities, 04 October 2006 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:36 AM

I just did a Google search for "hurl.exe" and their are several sites that explain what it is and, if you want, how to remove it.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:51 PM

Hurl.exe is a program from LoudEye.com who partner with the makers of RealPlayer. It is downloaded when you listen to music files/samples. The program doesn't appear to be malicious but is difficult to delete.

Try deleting it in "SAFE MODE". If that does not work then try removing it with Unlocker, MoveOnBoot or Delete Doctor.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:12 PM

Hurl.exe is a program from LoudEye.com who partner with the makers of RealPlayer. It is downloaded when you listen to music files/samples. The program doesn't appear to be malicious but is difficult to delete.

Try deleting it in "SAFE MODE". If that does not work then try removing it with Unlocker, MoveOnBoot or Delete Doctor.


thanks a lot for the help. Actually, after this post I left the page open and left for several hours. Thats why I didn't google it... sorry to bother guys.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:25 PM

Not a bother. That's what we're here for.
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