LAtely my zone alarm has been wanting this little exe "winkywm.exe" to access the internet. I suspect it is a third party peice of cra* . It is in my windows\system directory and i was wondering if anyone knows if this file shipped with win98. I think it may be the culprit that is causing my hard drive to continually sing and my gameplay to degrade sustantially. In dos mode it does not appear in the directory even after unchecking the hidden and read only boxes in windows.

Any help appreciated.
Posted on 2002-06-14 10:48:31 by titan
may be it's a virus named w32.klez, i used to read it sometime agoes, it will create the file name wink*.exe in ur system folder.

i'm not sure but u can try to check these links:

http://news.com.com/2100-1001-885030.html
http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99455
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.klez.h@mm.html
http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_KLEZ.G

Good luck,
Doby.
Posted on 2002-06-14 11:15:31 by doby
Thanx doby

One of those links was handy. Definite virus.
Posted on 2002-06-14 11:26:01 by titan