wowexec.exe (and associated dll)

lhgpoobaa

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I am very suspicious of the files

wowexec.exe
wowexe.dll
wowftp.dll

i have found them running once or twice. i know not what makes them run.
they are not mem resident at startup
in the task list they are indented and do not display any processor usage value OR occupied memory.
I am highy suspicious that they may be Trojans of some variety, but my system is a new setup, with no warez or crack or any other dubious software installed (yet)

what should i do?
archive them away to see if it affects anything?

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CALV

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hmm
I think I'd also be suspicious, have you done a scan on these files? or indeed on your full system?, I searched symantecs site but only came up with joke.wow which is just a hoax, you could try searching on www.avp.com , I cant get there as im @ work and have stupid restrictions on net access.



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Spdy_Gonzales

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<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q103/3/25.asp" target="_new">http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q103/3/25.asp</A>

I wonder...what is the speed of gravity?
 

Snorklis

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Hi!

Well, no need for worry! "Wow" is simply an environment for 16bit-programs to run under NT-systems. When you exit the 16bit-program, it still remain in memory though.
 

lhgpoobaa

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hmmms thanx
didnt know MicroSHAFT was making trojans :)
wouldnt suprise me though... just look at their toltalitarian "Product Activation" crap

whynot have the official microsoft trojan that reports back all keystrokes and warns them when you download or use non-microsoft products?
:)

AMD chips run hot. The world is getting hotter. Therefore, AMD is causing Global Warming!