Unknown Programme - What is it?

  Amer 09:46 05 Apr 2004


I have a Zone Alarm Firewall installed and it keeps asking me whjether itshopuld allow access tobthe internwet by a programme called WINCFGiD

Any ideaswhart rhis is?

I think it has somehow got into my system from the interet but no idea how and would like to know what it is and how I remove it

Any help most welcome


  Amer 09:53 05 Apr 2004

In relaion to hte qabove, on Windows Explorer it showsa s a Windows file called Prefetch


  Gongoozler 10:13 05 Apr 2004

I think that this could be the virus Backdoor.Elitem click here. This has a component Wincfg.exe, which I am guessing is trying to report back to it's site with Wincfgid.

  thms 10:15 05 Apr 2004

Is this what you mean click here

  Amer 11:04 05 Apr 2004

Thanks for you help. I have run my AVG complete test and it says there are no viruses and the link you sent to me suggests that this is quite an old virus so you would expect AVG to pick it up. Anyway thanks for your help, still a bit confused!


  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 11:09 05 Apr 2004

Looks a bit like the WINIPCFG command for finding your ip address but letter are different.


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