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I have a program which tried the following:

Read: \WINDOWS\Registration\R000000000008.clb
Read: \WINDOWS\WINHELP.INI
Write: \PIPE\lsarpc
Write: \DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ed64_appcompat.txt
Run: \WINDOWS\system32\dwwin.exe

And another which did similar though with an additional operation:

write: \DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\920_appcompat.txt

Can anyone help me identify this program by what it accessed?
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by:mkdonohue
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It's doubtful. The ddwin.exe is just the Microsoft Doctor Watson error reporting tool... Meaning the app crashed right after starting.
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by:List244
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I was thinking they were using DDWin for sending something outward.  That makes more sense (your reasoning).

Can you explain:
R000000000008.clb
\PIPE\lsarpc
and
\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ed64_appcompat.txt

I assume the third is going to be program-specific, but maybe it is a common storage by a certain logging utility?
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by:Eagle6990
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Have you checked those txt files? They might have more info.  As mentioned earlier, it shows that Dr. Watson ran after a crash and left a log file for you to help diagnose the problem.
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by:r-k
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Did you recently install Vista?

Maybe if you look at the contents of those two txt files in the TEMP folder it'll give a better idea.
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by:List244
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The files were rejected, so there was nothing written.  The first file \WINDOWS\Registration\R000000000008.clb
seems to be some standard windows file, what it is, I do not know.

The WinHelp.ini does not exist on my computer, so nothing was read there.

And \PIPE\lsarpc I don't know what that does at all.

I do not have Vista, I run XP, this program that did these things is some sort of key-logger or other such program.
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by:List244
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As for Dr. Watson, the execution was not allowed, so there is no log file from that.
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by:mkdonohue
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The .clb files are COM+ catalog files
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I think the \registration folder is something added when you install the .net framework.

lsarpc probably stands for LSA Remote Procedure Call
LSA is the Windows subsystem that authenticates logins.

It's possibly a worm trying to login.

This page hints it might be Sasser variant:

 http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/detecting.activity.that.may.be.due.to.lsass.worms.html
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by:r-k
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If you suspect a keylogger then do a scan with RootkitRevealer:

 http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.html
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