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    Strange process

    I have a laptop with windows 2000 Pro. I noticed a process running named winkcrn.exe (3,360K). I can't stop it, find it (searching by command prompt or via search with show hidden files enabled), or find a reference to it anywhere online. I have run a boot disk scan for viruses and nothing was found. Has anyone seen this before? many thanks. -sb

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    Re: Strange process

    According to the extremely valuable Start-Up Applications at http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages...rtup_full.htm#W, wink*.exe (in which * represents variable characters) is a result of the Klez virus. Are your virus definitions up to date? In addition, you might want to check Symantec at http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcen....klez.h@mm.html for a tool that removes Klez variants.

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