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What is Winklrx.exe?

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi, I have Win 2000 pro installed. I just placed ZoneAlarm on this machine and can now see that my machine is connecting to port 25 at many different IP addresses. Apparantly this is caused by the program Winklrx.exe which is running as a service in the background. This .exe is kept in c:/WINNT/System32/ but I cannot see it in there even when viewing all hidden files. My question is; Can anyone tell me if Winklrx.exe is part of Win 2000 pro and what it is?
Question by:zaken1
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Dufo G. Belski earned 400 total points
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An executable named wink*.exe is a sure sign of the Klez worm.  See here for info:



Update your virus definitions and scan for viruses, or download theh removal tool found at the Symantec site I posted.

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Since the local machine is compromised you'd be advised to run an AV app that runs outside the sandbox.


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Thanks for the very quick response.

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