WGA & Physical memory

  charliep 21:15 25 Jul 2006

When I boot up I get an alert telling me WGA is trying to read and alter the physical memory. According to Zonelab this is unnessessary and dangerous. Any ideas why this is happening and how to stop it? I've tried posting this on the Microsoft forum 3 times without success.


  woodchip 22:49 25 Jul 2006


  charliep 12:44 26 Jul 2006

Thanks Woodchip. Did a full virus scan and spyware scan nothing came up.

The application thats trying to alter the memory is wgatray.exe


  Sethhaniel 12:51 26 Jul 2006

I found that had altered the windows check file so just replaced it from the backup files to fix it ;)

also HijackThis found the WGA file and reported it as a 'nasty' so got it to remove it ;)

  charliep 13:09 26 Jul 2006

Thanks Sethhaniel. How about a run through for dummies on how to do this? Would be much appreciated.

  Sethhaniel 13:50 26 Jul 2006

RootKit Hook Analyzer
Check for kernel rootkit hooks on your system.
version 1.01 WinXP/2003/2000 download from :- click here

HijackThis direct download: click here

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