winstart001.exe what is this

  willhay 15:32 10 Jan 2003
  willhay 15:32 10 Jan 2003

the above application keeps trying to access the internet, does anyone know what it is please. The lad has been using the pc , so wondering if he has d/loaded anything nasty

  JoeC 15:40 10 Jan 2003

" may " be same. click here : }

  obbit 20:05 10 Jan 2003

Hi everyone

i've just got this winstart001.exe and i have zonealarm and i've instructed it to block access to the internet. i think it's when you open your browser this winstart001.exe connects to the internet as well probably to guide u to certain sites or it may be a drop down or drop in virus.
any way if u untick it in your config startup box it restarts again and so on. if any body knows what it is i would like to know also.

  obbit 20:06 10 Jan 2003

Hi again

I think it is different to winstart as in the message by joeC

cheers folks

  JoeC 20:45 10 Jan 2003

or Spybot and run same. If it is spyware,one of those programmes will identify it and remove it. : }

  obbit 20:50 10 Jan 2003

winstart001.exe i have found out that it is spyware. JoeC was comes from igetnet how they are able to just drop a program onto anyones harddrive without permission from me is diabolical. anyway i clicked on start>find files and folders> type in the search box winstart001.exe and when u get the result u have to make the discission whether to delete it or not. it's up to you. i deleted it by right clicking on the name in the results of the find and clicked delete. but its up to you. i have and everything seems ok i have restarted the pc and everything seems to work ok.

best wishes


  obbit 20:52 10 Jan 2003

hi joe

i tried ad aware it didn't remove it. not tried spybot. thanks Joe

best wishes


  Gaz 25 22:34 10 Jan 2003

It can take while but it is better safe than sorry. It sounds like a virus called a Dialer or Connecter which attempts to imvite hackers to your system or tracks your internet or redirects you to porn. Maybe it is trying to update. To me it sounds like a virus. Don't worry, do an online scan and it will find it and remove it. In future make sure you have free AVG 6.0 antivirus from click here

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  obbit 23:32 10 Jan 2003

Hi folks

this application winstart001.exe does not seem to go away i have tried everything. even the on line scan suggested by Gaz 25. i've manually deleted it, it comes back. ad aware and spybot do not touch it. it tries to access the internet at ip address and i have blocked it from accessing the internet with the free version of zonealarm. just can't get rid of it. I have been using free version of avg anti-virus for 6 months, no viruses found. it's got something to do with igetnet i think. it is diabolical that some application like this can be dumped on my hard drive without my permission.
anyone got any ideas?

cheers folks

  obbit 00:54 11 Jan 2003

what a night mare this winstart001.exe has turned out to be. i think i got rid if any one else gets it go to click here
and follow the instructions. i suggest u print it so u can read what u do while u do it. the last part of the method discribed i couldn't find on my pc but i think it's gone.

best wishes


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