sqlck.exe is consuming all cpu

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

I've found that  this process sqlck.exe is using all the cpu. I've just killed this process after see that is
a software to get the username and pwd.
Could anybody give me more information about this program? How it could be installed in my machine? ...
Thanks a lot
Question by:nuberun
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    by:Duane Lawrence
    If you have enterprise level of the Microsoft operating system then you can throttle the executable back to 50% of CPU using the OS.


    Author Comment

    My problem is that I don't know why this application is running on my system.
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    You have been hacked

    Unplug the network from this server, turn you firewall to block everything until you can regain control of your network.

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    You will also probably want to change most, if not all, of the passwords for the users that have used that machine to login.


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    How can I delete this software?
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    Hi nuberun

    Find the file sqlck.exe using the search function from explorer and delete it.  Symantec's Norton Antivirus will clean this file from your system.

    Cheers Sash

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