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    Default Drwatson crashing - is it a trojan?

    Hi all,
    recently VLC has been crashing on my machine while watching .mkv files. Checking eventvwr showed a couple of .dlls being silly, but also drwatson crashed a couple of times. After some research I found that a trojan sometimes hides itself as drwatson. Looking in my system32 folder I found drwatson.exe and drwtsn32.exe. Does anybody know if either of these is nasty?
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    Default Re: Drwatson crashing - is it a trojan?

    What are the names of the dll files??

    Drwatson is legit drwatson32 by the looks of it, is a trojan (Drwatson32 isnt on here (XP)

    Are these files on your system??

    # %System%\syscache\DrWatson32.exe
    # %System%\syscache\DrvWtsn32.dll

    Get trojan remover update it then scan

    Or check this out

    It could be what you've got

    If this is what you've got DONT do online banking, as it steals information. Fix this first
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    Default Re: Drwatson crashing - is it a trojan?

    I'll have to check later. I haven't got an internet conn. at home at the moment, so I'll save that page and have a look around.
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    Default Re: Drwatson crashing - is it a trojan?

    Dr Watson is a debugger in Windows. It is a pain in the ass and something I disable any time I install Windows. It has been in several versions of Windows.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Watson_(debugger)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308538
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    Default Re: Drwatson crashing - is it a trojan?

    How do I disable it?
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    Default Re: Drwatson crashing - is it a trojan?

    http://tinyurl.com/drwatson
    Part way down the page there is a link How to disable Dr Watson
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