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I just installed Windows 2000 Pro on my Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop. There is a file in the system32 dir. called Winkszg.exe that runs on my CPU all the time (99%), causing my system to lag considerably (it's an auto service). I don't know what this file is. I can disable that service, but I'd rather not since I don't know it's importance.

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Any files wink*.exe are generally klez virus.

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"Neil Goldsmith" wrote:
|I just installed Windows 2000 Pro on my Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop. There
is a file in the system32 dir. called Winkszg.exe that runs on my CPU all
the time (99%), causing my system to lag considerably (it's an auto
service). I don't know what this file is. I can disable that service, but
I'd rather not since I don't know it's importance.
|
| thank you
 
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Ohhh (slaps head). That makes sense. I had to reformat the drive and didn't have my virus checker put back on and the silly thing got me. Thanks alot, I should have known.
 
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http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.klez.h@mm.html

"Dave Patrick" <mail@NoSpam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
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> Any files wink*.exe are generally klez virus.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Neil Goldsmith" wrote:
> |I just installed Windows 2000 Pro on my Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop.
There
> is a file in the system32 dir. called Winkszg.exe that runs on my CPU
all
> the time (99%), causing my system to lag considerably (it's an auto
> service). I don't know what this file is. I can disable that
service, but
> I'd rather not since I don't know it's importance.
> |
> | thank you
>
>