Prog hanging causing pc to go on a GO S L O W

  tnucboy 09:35 24 Oct 2005

My pc is running XP home, but i seem to have a prog that looks like is hanging making pc system run like a snail. I cant get into Task manager - wont let me (does nothing when selected). But when shutting pc down i get the end prog (prog is called: winsupdater.exe) have checked in the installed software and its not there. also ran spybot & all clear (have zonealarm too).

Anyone got any ideas??

thanks in advance for ya help!!

  trackrat 1 12:54 24 Oct 2005

Winsupdater.exe is a virus.
If you go to this link and post a HJT log, someone will help you get rid of it.

click here

  splork 13:16 24 Oct 2005

Assuming you aren't running an antivirus prog?

  tnucboy 14:01 24 Oct 2005

i am ill try again - i thinks its avk antivirus, ill try that 1st if still causing prob ill try trackrat suggestion.

thanks guys for ya help so far, wish other things in life were so easy lol

  bretsky 14:07 24 Oct 2005

winsupdater - winsupdater.exe - Process Information

Process File: winsupdater or winsupdater.exe
Process Name: [email protected] worm

winsupdater.exe is a process which is registered as the [email protected] worm. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open it’s hostile attachment. The worm has it’s own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately.

Do as the other replies suggest and get yourself a decent AV or do a scan online at click here

bretsky ;0)

  tnucboy 13:19 03 Nov 2005

done a virus scan and all sorted - yippee :-)

thanks guys for ya help

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