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I know this is a random question but hopefully someone has seen this before. A program called adixumi.exe trys to access the Internet about once a week (I have Zone Alarm running). I have no idea what the program is. The ad in the name makes me think it is spyware.

I have already run Spybot and Ad-Aware and neither of them found a problem with it. Does anyone have any other thoughts. Thanks in advance for your help.
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couldn't find a reference to it

does your firewall tell you where it's trying to connect to, the reverse DNS might give you a clue

have to searchd for the file? the directory it's in might be a clue as well

If it's doing something on a schedule, there must be something running in taskmanger or an AT job -

it's a good exercise to audit all the running tasks anyway:
I'd go through them and compare them to
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
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Also, make sure that you have the latest Definitions for the Ad Aware product, plus , you could audit your Auto Starting apps.    

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It could be spyware or it could be some automated updater.

The fact that it only runs once a week would lead me to believe its a programs updater. If it were a virus or spyware it would run more often typically based on some sort of user action.

I would definatlry do a search and find out where this is located in .

Also there is a program called procmon.exe that really goes into deatil about running processes. I am assuming your zone alarm holds the process up and doesnt let it connect, well during this time run procmon and see what more details you can find.
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by:langdj
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Even though I had McAffee, Ad-Aware and SpyBot I still had a virus that pandorasoftware found!!

The task list on www.answersthatwork.com did not solve my problem but I have been looking for a website like this for a long time. Here are some websites that I like to find out what the heck all the files and services are running on your PC.

www.blackviper.com - windows services
www.dll-files.com     - common dll explanations

Thanks everyone especially sunray this is the second question you have helped me on (Web Develpoment question earlier this week)
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