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    I'm running Vista Home Premium X64

    I'm getting warnings about WO.exe.

    Any idea what it is and how to remove it?

    Thanks,

    JohnSo

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    From Uniblue/Liutilities:
    wo.exe is an application from Ezula which adds an extra button onto your Explorer bar for searching. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. (...)
    If you don't already have it, download and install the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then run a full scan (this will take a while).

    Also make sure that your anti-virus software is active and up-to-date.

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    I tried the malwarebytes program suggestion and it didn't find it.
    Anti virus is up todate etc.
    Any other suggestions?

    JohnSo

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    That's strange - they should be able to find and remove it.

    You can find instructions for manually removing it here: Remove Ezula.

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    [quote name='JohnSo' post='784221' date='12-Jul-2009 12:41']I tried the malwarebytes program suggestion and it didn't find it.
    Anti virus is up todate etc.
    Any other suggestions?

    JohnSo[/quote]

    Did you perform a full scan of all your disks after updating the Malwarebytes signatures?
    Regards,
    PaulB

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    wo.exe (Web offer)
    The wo.exe process provides additional functionality to Internet Explorer. It may have been installed with another product such as iMesh or Kazaa. wo.exe may watch as you surf the internet and report any information that it gathers to the application's author. This process will also display annoying popup windows while you are browsing.

    Malwarebytes should find and remove this if you run a full scan.
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='784239' date='12-Jul-2009 19:51']wo.exe (Web offer)
    The wo.exe process provides additional functionality to Internet Explorer. It may have been installed with another product such as iMesh or Kazaa. wo.exe may watch as you surf the internet and report any information that it gathers to the application's author. This process will also display annoying popup windows while you are browsing.

    Malwarebytes should find and remove this if you run a full scan.[/quote]


    I finally got rid of it .

    Thanks

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    [quote name='JohnSo' post='784467' date='14-Jul-2009 04:06']I finally got rid of it .

    Thanks[/quote]

    How did you get rid of it?

    Joe
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    [quote name='JohnSo' post='784467' date='14-Jul-2009 05:06']I finally got rid of it .

    Thanks[/quote]

    Providing feedback of how you "got rid of it" will help other loungers should they encounter this problem.
    Regards,
    PaulB

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    [quote name='PaulB' post='784524' date='14-Jul-2009 15:26']Providing feedback of how you "got rid of it" will help other loungers should they encounter this problem.[/quote]



    WO.exe was bundled with a program called winutilies that I got from
    a site that has some good programs.
    I uninstalled the program.


    GIVE AWAY OF THE DAY
    at giveawayoftheday.com

    If people don't know of this site, they offer a diferent free software program each day.
    You only have 24 hours to download and register the program.
    Some seem to be good and/or usefull, some aren't.
    On the download page people rate the programs and give comments.

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    [quote name='JohnSo' post='784586' date='14-Jul-2009 16:18']WO.exe was bundled with a program called winutilies that I got from
    a site that has some good programs.
    I uninstalled the program.


    GIVE AWAY OF THE DAY
    at giveawayoftheday.com

    If people don't know of this site, they offer a diferent free software program each day.
    You only have 24 hours to download and register the program.
    Some seem to be good and/or usefull, some aren't.
    On the download page people rate the programs and give comments.[/quote]

    Thanks for the feedback, John. It is very valuable information because:

    1 - your solution may help someone else with the same problem;

    2 - it serves notice to loungers that the giveawayoftheday site may be distributing adware or spyware;

    3 - it shows that a popular anti-malware program may have some limitations or deficiencies.
    Regards,
    PaulB

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