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    wupdt.exe

    What the heck is wupdt.exe for? When I looked in the KB, it brought up a slew of refs, but kno direct "quotes"... so it seems that a lot of progs reference it...

    It loads at startup... for what exactly?

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    Maybe this from Symantic may provide some clues...
    Adware.IEPlugin
    ...looks like some kind of spyware.

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    According to Answers That Work and Pacs-Portal, you have the Backdoor.Imiserv virus, but I suppose you can follow the removal instructions in the Symantec link provided by Leif and see what happens. Do you not have some AV software on the machine, Chuck?

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    Ya Kno-o-o-ow-w-w,

    I'm not much in the mood for a d--- virus!

    Remember back a couple months when I was on this board and had a MAJOR infection?

    Since then, I run both a hardware firewall (MS) AND an anti-virus prog (Norton).

    How DARE any bug think it could come calling!

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    Sounds to me more kike a Trojan than a Virus. Do we take it that you have been running all the Anti-Spyware stuff as well?
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    Re: wupdt.exe

    Chuck, somehow the backdoor trojan got installed. It could well have piggybacked with some other software that you installed, or it could have been the result of a web page that used an ActiveX control to install it. Do you recall seeing any security prompts while browsing the Internet, asking if you wanted to allow a software installation to proceed?

    Are you the only person using this workstation? If you are not, it may be time to lock everyone else out for a spell so that you can control what is going on.
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    Re: wupdt.exe

    unkamunka / Mark:

    This is 'just' my pc... so no one else has access...

    I just restored from Norton Ghost, and then ran Norton AAntivrus on the WINNT and the "Documents and Settings" folders... so I'm hoping that might be it...

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    Viruses and trojans are two different things.

    NAV protects you against viruses. It has never claimed to protect you against trojans. If Norton were to supply anti-trojan software, they would either significantly hike the price of NAV or offer a separate product.

    In a number of ways, a trojan is a far more insidious problem than a virus: because it will put your computer and its data under the control of an outsider. A virus will simply corrupt your data. (The boundaries have been blurred by SoBig and the earlier ILoveYou viruses.)

    As you have seen, some anti-trojan programs spot things others do not. At least two of the following should be part of your regular routine: SpyBot, Ad-aware, HijackThis and a-squared. Paid automatic services, OTOH, have the benefit of running in the background like NAV. TDS-3 is something that I have heard positive reports about. Ad-aware and a-squared also offer paid versions that run in the background.
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    Re: wupdt.exe

    unkamunka:

    When I (just) ran Spybot on my system, it found several "!"'s...

    The one that I found curious was / is Winkey... a keyboard macro-like prog that utilizes the Win key... and it's put out by Copernic... (www.copernic.com/winkey)! Yea, the same people that put out Copernic, the search tool! I wrote them too... I had received a warning once before on Winkey... I wrote support about it, but received no reply...

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    I don't know if you have the latest Spybot updates, Chuck, but I assume you do. The reason I say that is that I have Winkey installed and running on my system and have for quite some time. Spybot nor AdAware never "complain" about that application. Just prior to this running, I let Spybot check again for updates to make sure I'm up to date. Given the other peripheral things going on (unfortunately) for you, I just wonder if there are some kind of spillover problems on your OS installation causing a misleading result like this?

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    bigal:

    I restored my systerm from a ghost image,I just re-checked my spybot -- it says it's up to date...also ran a complete virus check last nite and it came up clean....

    The winkey still shows up... must be something in the os/motherboard/bios...

    Oh my...

    Chuck

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    Re: wupdt.exe

    I love this website for task list stuff www.answersthatwork.com According to them:

    Wupdt Wupdt.exe You have the Backdoor.Imiserv virus.

    Laura

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