Re: Winregs32.exe shhypc.exe Pest Patrol
From: Alan Andrew (alandna_at_telus.net)
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:53:55 GMT
My TSR virus scan and manual scanner, nor any web-based virus scanner
picks it up. I know Pest Patrol is not "anti-virus" but it's the only
pgm that reports the two files.
> Alan Andrew wrote:
>>Daily, hourly, I get popups from Pest Patrol that these two files are
>>trying to get into the startup directory. I click that I do not want
>>that to happen. I can find no other reference to them in any newsgroup
>>or on the web. I don't believe they are random letter combinations; I
>>don't believe they are a part of XP Pro or any downloaded software. I
>>believe they are hidden in some normal-looking file like "syshost" or
>>I am also aware that Pest Patrol is fairly aggressive even delusional
>>(paranoid) about strange filenames.
>>I have done many searches in my c. for these files, without success.
>>I have also been told by my workplace IT guru that some viruses,
>>trojans, etc. are relatively harmless and need not be deleted. And
>>sometimes I find a virus that I learn is relatively harmless. But I
>>don't want to instigate any flame-throwing, please!
>>Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. This problem is more of an
>>itch than a sting or a kick to the groin.
>>Alan in Vancouver, BC
> If you do a Google on "Winregs32.exe" you'll get plenty of links
> suggesting this is a virus. Searching for "shhypc.exe" brings up
> nothing, which is suspicious and indicates it's probably a trojan. What
> does a scan with a current antivirus program (meaning a version not
> earlier than 2002 and using updated virus definitions) show? Pest
> Patrol is not an antivirus.
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