Is this spyware?

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.
langdjAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
chicagoanCommented:
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
0
MikeKaneCommented:
Also, make sure that you have the latest Definitions for the Ad Aware product, plus , you could audit your Auto Starting apps.    

0
joele23Commented:
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.
0
langdjAuthor Commented:
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)
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Security

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.