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  #131 (permalink)  
Old August 21st, 2006
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im having the same problem but i dont have a program called winupdates.exe on my task manager... and i dont have that CPU thing youhave to press on 2 times. i have a program call winlog.exe but i dont think thats the same thing i need help immediatley
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Old August 21st, 2006
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you should see installer under applications. end it. now go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and the actual file should be there delete it and it should go away it did for me
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Old August 22nd, 2006
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yeh ive done all that and i dont have a program called installer under applications
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Old August 27th, 2006
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BitDefender online scanner saved me

Its running right now and found the infection that was INFECTING my computer ahh... its has infected(created zip archives) over 5000 files so far (*EDIT now at 7000 while ive been typing this)

damn thing is called Win32.Worm. VB.DW

the file was actually infected in my newly downloaded Lavasoft personal firewall, I cant belive how many zip archives this thing has created.

I also had no winupdates in the taskmanager
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Old September 9th, 2006
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I, too, was unable to find any winupdates.exe in my task manager. The one that uses up the second most amount for me is my Norton Anti Virus (and it also is not always the second, it jumps around from 1 anywhere to 25 and up), and I was wondering, if I end that process, does that mean that my Anti Virus goes away? I dont want to end it if it wont come back. Someone please help me out.
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Old September 12th, 2006
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Default having big time trouble

my limewire keeps opening itself up also but i don't seem to have a virus as far as i can see is there anyone who might know why this is happening and what i can do to stop it from opening itself thanks for any help you can offer
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Old September 13th, 2006
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Double check that you don't have LW set to run on system startup (tools > options > advanced > system startup. Untick 'run on system startup' & apply). Just because you can't see a virus, doesn't mean that it's not there.
Please see point 4 in the thread below
WARNING: Viruses on the network you should be aware of

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Old September 13th, 2006
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Default Limewire exits during downloads

My install of limewire is exiting whenever I click on any file and try to download it, this is really starting to annoy me so I am currently doing a virus scan with Mcafee that was provided by comcast, my isp. Does anyone have any idea what needs to be done to stop this? First some darn annoying program started upon login to my account and now this crap. The program was called wmedia.exe and I found it running in my task manager, ended it then deleted the files associated with it.
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Old September 18th, 2006
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Default I Think this might help!

I was reading this thread trying to find out how to stop the virus i had that kept starting up LW. so i followed doug119's post by doing...
1) Uninstall Limewire. You can reinstall it at the end of these steps.

2) Disable System Restore in Windows. This can be done by right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties, and then clicking on the System Restore tab. Then check the box Turn Off System Restore. Hit Apply, and then OK. If you are prompted to restart Windows, do so.

3) Now we need to fool the virus into allowing us to open the Task Manager. This can be done by copying the Task Manager executable file from the Windows directory. To do this, go to c:\windows\system32, select the file taskmgr.exe, right click on it, and select Copy. Go to the desktop, and click on an empty part of the desktop. Then right click on the desktop, and select Paste.

4) Double click on the taskmgr.exe file on your desktop. This should open the Task Manager. Click on the Performance tab. If you are in fact infected with a virus, you will likely (although not necessarily) see close to 100% CPU usage!! Now click on the Processes tab, followed by clicking twice on the CPU column header. What this does is order the files running on your computer based on the amount of CPU resources they are consuming in real time. If there is a process, other than System Idle Process, that is consuming close to 100% of the CPU, then it is this process (or file) that is infecting your computer. For me, and likely for a lot of you, that file will be winupdates.exe. Don't be tricked. This is not a Microsoft program. It's a virus masking itself as a legitimate file. Please remember the exact name of this process, because you will need it in a later step.
But for me i did not see winupdates.exe. so i was messing around in the processes tab when i see outlook express and so i ended the process because i never use it and it really pi$$e$ me off because it was set to default email so i shut it down to get revenge on it for pi$$ing me off many times then i installed LW again and now its fine to more turning on by it self.
Which is pretty funny that i just so happend to fix the problem by trying to get revenge.

Well i hope this helps someone out. Thanks for all the postes befor mine, i really appreciate everyone trying to help out.
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Old September 26th, 2006
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Talking To fix the limewire keeps popping up / no taskmanager bug do the following

> First remove Limewire(Start>All Programs>Limewire>Uninstall)
> Download "Brute force Uninstaller" to Desktop
>To download
>Right click the "BFU folder" on your desktop, and choose "Extract All"
>Click "next"
>In the box to choose where to extract the files to,
>Click "Browse"
>Click on the + sign next to "My Computer"
>Click on "Local Disk (C: ) "
>Click "Make New Folder"
>Type in BFU
>Click "Next", and Uncheck the "Show Extracted Files" box and then click "Finish".

>Download Alcra PLUS Remover at this link
>Right click link underneith and select "save target as" Save it in the same folder you made earlier "(c:\BFU)".

>Reboot to "safe mode"
>Go to "My Computer>C:/BFU folder".
>go to "BFU.exe"
>Select "folder icon"(top right)
>click "alcanchorty.bfu"
>Press "Execute" and let the program do it’s job. (You ought to see a progress bar if you did this correctly.)
>Wait for the complete script execution box to pop up and press "OK".
>Press "exit" to terminate the BFU program.
>Reboot into normal windows.


It is not absolutely necessary to uninstall Limewire or go into safe mode.It just makes it easier to do with Limewire not popping up all the time

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