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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cfs45, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. cfs45

    cfs45 Thread Starter

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    What is WPCycle.exe and should it be checked on startup?Thanks
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    It could well be a Back Orifice or other trojan.

    Uncheck it, and reboot.

    Now download a trial version of <A HREF="http://www.moosoft.com/intro.php">The Cleaner </A> , update with Moolive after D/L, and deep-scan your drives.

    Good luck,
     
  3. cfs45

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    I downloaded the Cleaner, ran it , and nothing came up. I will leave WPCycle.exe unchecked to see if any problems occur. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    That's good news.

    There's not much that can be found on this file. It leaves everyone guessing, but it isn't a Windows file, and therefore isn't required.

    Do a search for the file, rightclick it, and choose properties. Does it reveal anything?
    You could also rename it to Wpcycle.old in order to render it even more harmless.
     
  5. cfs45

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    Hi Tony,

    found Wpcycle in c drive. Name-WpCycleWi. In folder C:\Program Size 19, type application, modified 1/20/98. Also under version file name was connectix desktop designer. Does this mean anything to you? Thanks
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    In that case it could just be a desktop theme (a wallpaper) , and no trojan.
    Connectix is a legitimate company: http://www.alamopc.org/mag/rev327.html

    You must have downloaded it sometime ago.

    Well, if you don't know what it is, and you're not using it, you might as well get rid of it, I guess.

    Good luck,
     
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