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    Hard Drive Activity

    I am running Windows 98SE on two networked PCs. On one of them the hard drive light is flickering continuously. Using a program called File Monitor it appears that most of the activity is caused by Winoldap, the path being C:windowssystemwinoldapp.exe.I have looked at msconfig and unchecked winoldap from the startup menu. However after each reboot winoldap reappears in the menu and the hard drive starts clicking away again. This does not happen on the other PC. What is winoldap, and is there any way to curb its activity?

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    Re: Hard Drive Activity

    If you Google on that name, you'll get lots of hits that "sort of" say what it is. As for making it stop, try this link and look at the last item at the bottom of the page. Just for the safety of it, I would do the RENAME that the poster suggests, just so you can un-do it if it causes other problems.

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    Re: Hard Drive Activity

    I did a quick Google for winoldapp.exe and found a McAffee page calling it a backdoor trojan named BackDoor-ARLand offering removal tools. Also found confirmation of it being a trojan here. HTH
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    Re: Hard Drive Activity

    Thanks to you and bigaldoc I seem to have managed to remove the offeder.

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    Re: Hard Drive Activity

    You didn't say whether you looked for any of the trojan symptoms or not, but to be safe, you ought to take a visit to Steve Gibson's site, scroll down to Shields Up! and let him check your ports to see if anything is open.

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