Winnt32.exe

Discussion in 'WormGuard' started by peaches, Aug 18, 2003.

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  1. peaches

    peaches Guest

    Did wormguard find a worm or not ... this is the message I received:

    "This file has triggered alerts in the Wormguard Engine.

    C:\Windows\prefetch\winnt32.exe-2cc9foa3.pf

    The file contains 49 kb and is a pf file.

    I am still having trouble logging on and hope this message gets through. Peaches4U
     
  2. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    It was probably alerting you to the dual file extensions (notice how it looks like a .exe file, but is actually a .ps file)
     
  3. Jooske

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    You beat me to that Wayne, i had to google for it!
    On another forum found this explanation about it too:
    Prefetch files is what XP uses to start programs
    faster.
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    Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
    at Microsoft

    So no worm/trojan/nasty, keep to Wayne's explanation.

    Hope your connection problems will soon be ok. Anything more to do about it? If it's a general problem you might like to post in the general forums where many very knowledgeable specialists will jump to help you where possible too!
     
  4. peaches

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    :) Thank you for your prompt reply ... will get on the general forum to see if I can back on the forums as a member rather than a guest. Who said computers were user friendly? Not I!! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jooske

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    Ohh Peaches, they are only almost human :)

    Just allow cookies and what more could there be wrong? Password remembered? I set it to "always" stay connected.
     
  6. Peaches

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    Hi Jooske - But I do allow cookies but not spy cookies which I believe most often are 3rd party cookies. I did all you suggested but no deal - Boo-hoo, I have been exiled from the forum ... :'( I have Wilderssecurity in my Trusted Zone so there should be no problem for me to sign in as a member but I think Zone Alarm Pro is somehow in the picture as this happened after its installation that I could not stay signed in as a member. Off with me to the general forum on this topic. :'( Nice to hear from you again.
     
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