April 23rd, 2004, 02:51 AM
I found a file running on my system and can't figure out what it is....HELP.
April 23rd, 2004, 03:05 AM
Now that one doesn't show up on google either. I would be real suspcious of the thing for sure. With a name like: w1erd32\dirote.exe, it's probably up to no good. Did you run Spybot S&D, Ad-aware, CWShreader, Hyjackthis, AV or anything else on it yet? Notice your computer acting up or anything?
More specific info will help
edit: Ok have you downloaded any scanners or science apps lately?
Eugene V. Dirote has been doing some Nanotechnology and it bears his name?
April 23rd, 2004, 03:10 AM
There doesn't seem to be anything on Google for it.
I suggest that you take a look in the w1erd32 folder and tell us what else is in there?
"w1erd32"???????? could that be a leet misspelling of "weird"?
April 23rd, 2004, 03:10 AM
I found a couple sites...I don't have the character set installed, and Google didn't give me the option to translate...
EDIT:Sorry about fubaring the format...
April 23rd, 2004, 03:16 AM
You mean that you have forgotten your Korean already?
They seem to say that it is scumware and that AdAware will get rid of it. Be sure to run AdAware in safe mode.
April 23rd, 2004, 03:30 AM
I dont think system32 should really be modified much, especially by something named w1erd32, no such thing in my system32 folder, thats for sure. Right click on the w1erd32 folder and choose properties, see when it was created. If you didnt do anything on that date then delete it.
April 23rd, 2004, 06:24 AM
Thanks in advance for your advice. Going to the logcollector I found another file
I checked Google and no information except in Korean site....
April 23rd, 2004, 06:40 AM
Copy the URL of the korean site and go to www.altavista.com. Then click translate. Then go down till you see where you can translate websites. Select Korean to English. Then paste the URL in the URL input box and just click ok (or translate or whatever it says on the input button) The reason you should head to altavista is because google doesnt translate korean, for some reason. Seriously, I would not trust anything that just showed up out of no where or no reason on my computer, especially in the system32 folder.
April 23rd, 2004, 02:10 PM
Also keep in mind when you have one odd/unwanted thing that sneaks in that there may be others...
I would suggest running the following:
Adaware, Spybot Search & Destroy, an online virus scanner, and an anti-trojan.
And you may want to run HijackThis and post the log here for examination.
Sorry no links - I'm not on my pc - look all the progs up in the forum - links are there