Re: mstask.exe replaced?
From: Andy Smith (andyPLZNOSPAMgwen_at_bellsouth.net)
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:34:04 -0400
"Julie Larson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Andy Smith" <andyPLZNOSPAMgwen@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> > I think it has happened twice. The first time Norton firewall was
> > that mstask.exe was trying to access the internet. NotePad.exe was as
> > I killed notepad with no problem but ended up disabling mstask in the
> > registry and the deleting the suspicous files.
> > This time the process could not be stopped, the files could not be
> > I booted off the recovery cd, then removed the suspicious files. Anyone
> > seeing this?
> > Thanks,
> > Andy
> Yes, today on my machine, the firewall blocked Notepad.exe which
> wanted to access the internet? Is this a new bug? McAfee Virus Scan
> has nothing to say about it.
Norton anti-virus did not detect that Notepad had been replaced or that
mstask.exe had been replaced either. I believe these are trojans.