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    Default wowexe.exe question

    Found a strange thing in Task Manager this am...

    _wowexe.exe (there is a blank space signified by the underscore in the name....)

    Any ideas what this might be?

    Seems I have a lot of slow-down and cannot get AVG to update...going to get the rest of my anti-stuff running...in the meantime, any ideas?..


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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    Googling says its either Windows on Windows, an application to run 16bit processes on XP, or a trojan. I'd say get them anti-vir/anti-malware stuff running, and run a Hijackthis scan to see what that comes up with.
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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    Could I have a 16 bit program running that isn't in the regular XP configuration that requires this _wowexe.exe?

    Wondering how to detect and see just what things are 16 bit.


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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    BTW:

    I ran Spybot, SpywareBlaster, AdAware, M$'s AntiBeta, got a live scan from McAfee and ran and scanned HJT...no baddies there!


    Hmmmmmmmmmm


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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    Have you noticed any slowdown in anything you're doing on the PC??

    Any programs hanging??

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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    OH..YES!


    Boot takes a little over 5 minutes and the splashes repeat a couple of times...then I cannot get AVG updates....but everything checks out OK..

    Hope this isn't another timebomb like the last time. I got CIH.W95.damaged last year, and had to reflash bios and can 4 200 gig hdd's.


    I ran a linespeed test, and came back with 5606 down / 1877 up..within limits for a weekday here.

    HJT and Microsoft's Baseline Security say all is OK.

    Anti stuff is all checking out OK too...except for AVG..and this is another strange-o thing...I cannot get to Grisoft's site..it times out every time, but other internet stuff is running ok. Could be a selective shut-down virus?

    I DID notice last night it tokk me repeated posts to get a single post..er..posted to F1.


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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    *took


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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    Hmm doesnt sound too good, if it takes 5 mins. Post a HJT log here.

    Remember to UNZIP the hjt file, and put it in its own folder, before u run it.

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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    I would give the stinger a go.
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    Default Re: wowexe.exe question

    http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/ind...wexe%20exe.php

    There's are forum with the same question and an answer. As said above "window on windows exe" for runnig 16 bit applications.

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