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Windows 7: Ping.exe

25 Mar 2013   #1
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Ping.exe

I received an alert from my firewall for ping.exe .. it looks like a microsoft process but what does it do and why all of a sudden launch itself?


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25 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Might want to scan your computer with malwarebytes

download

Uncheck where it says start the trial after installation. run the full scan

Tip   Tip
Upload the log it opens up



Before you run Malwarebytes . Please run DDS

download

Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply
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25 Mar 2013   #3
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Here


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File Type: txt dds.txt (8.4 KB, 11 views)
File Type: txt mbam-log-2013-03-25 (23-13-01).txt (1.8 KB, 7 views)
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26 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

dfs

Were you trying to log into hotmail when you got the ping.exe alert ?
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26 Mar 2013   #5
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

No, the laptop was idle and screensaver running.
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26 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Click on the Run ESET Online Scanner

Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
Click Start
When asked, allow the activeX control to install
Click Start
Make sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked and the Scan Archives option is ticked.
Click on Advanced Settings, ensure the options Scan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, and Enable Anti-Stealth Technology are ticked.
Click Scan
Wait for the scan to finish
When the scan completes, press the LIST OF THREATS FOUND button
Press EXPORT TO TEXT FILE , name the file ESETSCAN and save it to your desktop
Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Press the BACK button.
Press Finish
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28 Mar 2013   #7
Sentinel72

windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Ping.exe is a tcp/ip command amd is usually situated in c/windows/system32 folder.Its a legitimate file .
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28 Mar 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes ping.exe is but it shouldn't be launching on its own.
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28 Mar 2013   #9
Sentinel72

windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Yes ping.exe is but it shouldn't be launching on its own.
I absolutely agree with you and oddly this has jogged my memory for me because i too received such an alert a few months back even though my machine is clean,so maybe its a windows routine call out or something.?
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28 Mar 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Check in msconfig/Start Up/Services. (Non Microsoft Services)
See if you have a program getting a request to call home.

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