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    Winoldap

    I am running Windows98SE and the hard disk light is flashing continuously. On running a program call File Monitor it appears that winoldap.exe is running non-stop. Why is this happening and what can I do to stop it? At this rate my hard disk will be worn out by the end of the week!

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    Re: Winoldap

    <hr>...On running a program call File Monitor... <hr>
    What is that program? And what "old" DOS program(s) are you running? The following quote is from the Answers That Work web site:

    "(Winoldap.Exe) Windows module, required to run MS-DOS based applications, and which is auto-started when Windows is asked to run an MS-DOS application. In general, therefore, this module will only ever appear in the Task List when you also have MS-DOS based applications running. Recommendation : Leave untouched."

    Obviously, I don't know what's making it run non-stop, but maybe talking about what started it running in the first place might give us a clue of what needs fixing. It's interesting to me that on MY Win98SE machine, I have no copy of WINOLDAP.EXE and I wonder where it came from on your machine. Was it "packaged" with some DOS application?

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    Re: Winoldap

    I think you better read this Trojans Port List Might explain why it's so busy. Here is a sample below.

    ... Port Scanner Trojans Port List Connection

    Name: Connection
    Aliases: N/A
    Ports: 60411
    Files: Connection.zip - 140,156 bytes Connection1.0.zip - Connection1.1.zip - 152,028 bytes Connection1.2.zip - 20,171 bytes Connection1.3.zip - 19,932 bytes Connection.exe - 10,752 bytes Connection.exe - 23,040 bytes Connection.exe - 26112 bytes Winoldap.exe - 14,848 bytes Winoldap.exe - 26,112 bytes Winoldap.exe - 27,136 bytes Server.exe - 14,848 bytes Winrun.exe - Setup.exe - 26,624 bytes Normalserver.exe - 139,656 bytes Virusserver.exe - 141,672 bytes
    Created: May 2000

    Requires: Mswinsck.ocx and Msvbvm50.dll - are required to run the trojan.

    Actions: Remote Access / Virus dropper / Virus Virusserver actually binds to other .exe files by infecting them.

    Versions: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3,

    Registers: HCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun

    Notes: Works on Windows 95, 98 and NT. The virusdropping server drops what?s is called the "WMC Virus".
    Country: written in Brazil

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    Re: Winoldap

    Filemon is an application that monitors and displays all file system activity on a system. It comes from www.sysinternals.com. As far as I know I am not running any old DOS programs. This just starts up as soon as I boot up. I have two PCs networked, both running Win98SE. Winoldap.exe does not appear on my other machine. Should I delete it from the machine it is on? Earlier today I tried to install a demo of Rugby2004 from a CD off a magazine. It installed but would not run. I have since deleted the program and the installation file. Could this be linked to the problem?

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    Re: Winoldap

    Also found this deffinition here winoldap.exe It is a Trojan

    winoldap.exe
    Remote Access / Virus dropper / Virus Virusserver actually binds to other .exe files by infecting them.

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    Re: Winoldap

    This shows some more info Trojan And will allow you to run a test.

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    Re: Winoldap

    There seems to be some confusion between Winoldapp.exe (my mistake, I left off the second p) and winoldap.exe which you claim is a trojan. However, renaming the file in my Windows/System folder to Winoldapp.bak seems to have fixed the problem.

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    Re: Winoldap

    One P can make the difference. Glad you got it fixed.

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    Re: Winoldap

    Well, I'm confused now. When I run an MS-DOS batch file & press Ctrl+Alt+Del, I can sometimes see winoldap listed as running (other times it says <unknown>). I also have FileMon (File Monitor) & it shows the file running, & it is named winoldap. However, it doesn't run at startup AND I can't find it anywhere on my system. I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot S& D, & Pest Patrol & they don't turn it up either.

    Also, I found this article, which seems to suggest that it's a recognized program, although it seems to hide itself very well.

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    Re: Winoldap

    That MS article substantiates what I found (2nd post) at Answers That Work. But since I didn't find it on my Win98SE machine either, I let it slide. I suppose it's not worth bothering with, but maybe winoldap.exe's code is embedded in a DLL somewhere and only comes "out" when the OS calls for it. Stranger things have been known to happen.

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    Re: Winoldap

    Thanks, Al. Since I can't find it either, I should let it slide. I'll never figure out all window vagaries anyhow. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Winoldap

    Thanks for verifying this, R2. I've never seen winoldapp.exe either. Maybe the original poster saw it wrong.

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    Re: Winoldap

    I see Winoldap.exe running whenever I have a DOS-based program running. For example, just open a Command window and you will see it.

    HOWEVER, I don't know what WinoldaPP.exe is... That is a nine letter file name and not likely something used to run DOS programs...

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