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cfs45

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

TonyKlein

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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,
 

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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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