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Offline First John

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wuamgrd.exe
« on: April 30, 2004, 06:39:15 AM »
HI again: another problem.

I am using sygate firewall, and it tells me that a program called
wuamgrd.exe is trying to call home.  I told the firewall to never let it do that.

Meanwhile I am having a heck of a time finding it to get rid of it.

I am using XP with all the updates.

Any suggestions would be appreciated

John


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Re:wuamgrd.exe
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2004, 06:43:35 PM »
Ain't it fun!

I've done the registry clean from safe mode (windows xp)
I cannot find anything else to get rid of, I followed the Trend
micro instructions, & even scanned on their site, no   thing shows up.
yet wuamgrd.exe is still there running.

Format c: & re-install?

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Re:wuamgrd.exe
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2004, 12:30:20 AM »
No! First, make a Google search for wuamgrd.exe
You will find a lot of information  ;)
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Re:wuamgrd.exe UPDATE
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2004, 10:50:53 AM »
I tried & tried & tried & was giong nutso, couldn't get rid of this thing.

Finally, from safe mode, I loaded up an old DOS utility from my 286 days, this was written in 1993.  That utility actually let me see the file, then I could change the attributes so I could see it at the command line.   Probably an ol Norton Commander would do the same thing.

I rebooted to safe mode command line, went back to windows\system32 & manually deleted the file.

I then ran the regedit, got rid of the entries that loaded the ugly beast,
rebooted XP in all its glory, checked the running pocesses, & no more wuamgrd.exe,  gone, done, finished.

Ye haaa!

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Re:wuamgrd.exe
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2004, 04:42:38 PM »
You didn't tell us the name of the program you used??? ::)
I still have an old one left over fron win3.1 called ElfTree.
It's like explorer.
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Re:wuamgrd.exe
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2004, 05:55:29 PM »
the old program, something called QDIR.  Lets you see everything.
Nothing can hide, makes changing attributes easy.

Never throw out old program archives.

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Re:wuamgrd.exe
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2004, 07:59:25 PM »
one last comment, while perusing my firewall logs, I came across lots of references to svchost, & svchost64.

While looking for the wuamgrd.exe file,

Here is one I deleted  SVCHOST64.EXE.POLY

No idea what it was, or what it did.  Right now it's gone to that special corner of hell reserved for amlicious code & coders.

John