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#1 xtanala

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:04 PM

can some one explain what killwind is and what it does

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:17 PM

KillWind.exe is a utility program that HP includes in their software packages. It is part of their BackWeb software. Software that allows their tech's to call into your machine when you have a problem and try to fix it (under warranty). The KillWind.exe file is a program they may use that "kills" or terminates any running or background process. So it is just a HP software utility.

A post from the program designer Matt Gerrans:
http://www.artima.com/forums/flat.jsp?foru...29&start=15
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:19 PM

Hello

Does killwind appear in your taskmanager?

KillWind.exe is a utility program that HP includes in their software packages. It is part of their BackWeb software. Software that allows their tech's to call into your machine when you have a problem and try to fix it or install updates (under warranty). The KillWind.exe file is a program they may use that "kills" or terminates any running or background process. So it is just a HP software utility.

If you want to get rid of it, you might want to uninstall the Backweb program in your add/remove programs list.

Hope this helps
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:24 PM

i am asking for a friend but will pass on the info thanks for the fast replys

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:55 AM

Hmmm, I have just sweeped my computer with Webroot's Spysweeper and it says I have a Trojan Horse in C:\hp\bin\KillWind.exe, hmmm, should I delete the program (I really don't want to do that), or what to do, how to get rid of the Trojan in the program itself? This is the first time that this has popped up (it popped up this morning when I did the weekly sweep)

Edited by your worst nightmare, 04 December 2007 - 12:11 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:43 PM

Hello your worst nightmare

If you have an issue or problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic. Doing that will help to avoid the confusion that often occurs when trying to help two or more people in the same thread with different problems. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

Get a second opinion. Submit the file 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.
Post back with the results of the file analysis in your own thread if it comes back as malware.
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