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Windows 7: wwc.exe and wwd.exe omg!!

27 Jun 2010   #1
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
wwc.exe and wwd.exe omg!!

What are those?

I installed Apple Quicktime (perhaps idiotically), but since then, my network is going nuts! Over 1MB/s is being downloaded, and when I go to resource monitor under network, those two are taking up all the bandwidth, and google doesn't tell me anything.

I found out that Quicktime installed McAfee security, and once I uninstalled that, it got rid of wwd.exe, at least it seems that way, but wwc.exe is still going, albeit now it's only downloading (Whatever it is downloading) at under 30kb/s, but constantly.

I just ran your uninstaller, and it showed two programs installed new, which I did not installed. So I uninstalled them, and restarted. Wwc.exe is still there, but it's now downloading very little, although it's still connecting to various addresses at all times.

I just stopped the process (in network, not in processes, it is not listed there at all, or in services, it is only listed in resource monitor as taking up network resources and I can kill it from there), and now it's not running, but I fear it will come back every time I restart my puter, and I have no idea what it is.

EDIT, just as I posted this, I noticed that over 200kb/s are being downloaded, and sure enough, without even restarting, wwd.exe is back now.

wtf is going on??!?!


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27 Jun 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It appears ww*.exe might be a trojan/malware.
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28 Jun 2010   #3
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yeah, it was, a pretty serious one. Amazing that it was embedded into Quicktime, especially one off download.com, how is that possible. Anyhow, got rid of it via avast and registry clean, so no problems now.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
jp07764

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Just to be on the safe side download and use malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
It is safe to use. A few members here use it.
You do not have to do this if you do not want to.
I only suggest it as just to make sure your machine is clean.

Later.................Jimmy
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29 Jun 2010   #5
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I can't believe how tough this little virus is. It's still coming back, after I found it via avast and deleted all traced, and cleaned the registry, it keeps coming back. Sometimes it takes hours, but it finds a way. Incredible, I never had a trojan or virus in 20 years without using an anti virus program, and I surf and download all the time, yet the day after I decide to try avast, i get infected by a virus that cannot be cleaned. Incredible. I am at my wits end here. I'll try malwarebytes see how that goes.
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29 Jun 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You should make a bootable av disc, boot to disc so you can clean outside windows. You also need to delete all your system restore points lest you just put it all right back on your system.

13 Bootable AV Disk

A Guy
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29 Jun 2010   #7
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanx, I'll keep that around just in case, I also have a bunch of recovery discs such as PE Builder and Boot Utils, Hiren's boot cd, etc. Anyhow, I went with your advice and got Malwarebytes, and that baby got rid of everything, no problems, it found about 12 related registry entries and all the executables still hiding related to this virus, and since then I've had no problems at all. So malwarebytes is definitely superior to the others I've tried. I don't even know if it's still worth it to keep Avast on my system taking up resources, it wasn't successful in detecting this virus (it was the 1st time and claimed it deleted it, but it kept coming back, even after avast said my computer was clean), so what's the point. I only installed it about a week ago just in case, wanted to try something, and now I know it's useless. Malwarebytes is staying put tho, I haven't decided about avast yet.
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30 Jun 2010   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by salvinorum View Post
Thanx, I'll keep that around just in case, I also have a bunch of recovery discs such as PE Builder and Boot Utils, Hiren's boot cd, etc. Anyhow, I went with your advice and got Malwarebytes, and that baby got rid of everything, no problems, it found about 12 related registry entries and all the executables still hiding related to this virus, and since then I've had no problems at all. So malwarebytes is definitely superior to the others I've tried. I don't even know if it's still worth it to keep Avast on my system taking up resources, it wasn't successful in detecting this virus (it was the 1st time and claimed it deleted it, but it kept coming back, even after avast said my computer was clean), so what's the point. I only installed it about a week ago just in case, wanted to try something, and now I know it's useless. Malwarebytes is staying put tho, I haven't decided about avast yet.
I have used Avast for years and never a virus. But then I have layers of protection and don't surf in the jungle. Keep an eye out, because if you have system restore points, they can and likely will be infected as well. A Guy
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30 Jun 2010   #9
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It was just a mistake of installing a program which I just wanted to try and got from an iffy source, I usually do not do that, but I am also very familiar with viruses/trojans as I used to collect them back in the 90s when it was the in thing to do, and infect my computers on purpose to see what would happen, so I wasn't so worried. However, this one virus was very persistent, and I can tell you right now that if you do get infected, Avast will not help you. After the initial pass, it could not detect it at all, even when the infection became really bad, as if the virus itself infected Avast and told it it was not a threat. On top of that, Avast failed to get rid of the registry keys, there were 12 different keys related to ww*.exe virus, and 3 non w*.exe .exe files in various locations in /Windows and /Users. Malwarebytes did an incredible job, and I even tried to infect my system again after installing malwarebytes, just to see if it would successfully infect my system again, and avast again did nothing while malwarebytes completely stopped the infection before it even started.

It was an interesting couple days!
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30 Jun 2010   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Mbam doesn't replace your resident AV.

Avast is one of the best - of course they always don't get everything.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by salvinorum View Post
Thanx, I'll keep that around just in case, I also have a bunch of recovery discs such as PE Builder and Boot Utils, Hiren's boot cd, etc. Anyhow, I went with your advice and got Malwarebytes, and that baby got rid of everything, no problems, it found about 12 related registry entries and all the executables still hiding related to this virus, and since then I've had no problems at all. So malwarebytes is definitely superior to the others I've tried. I don't even know if it's still worth it to keep Avast on my system taking up resources, it wasn't successful in detecting this virus (it was the 1st time and claimed it deleted it, but it kept coming back, even after avast said my computer was clean), so what's the point. I only installed it about a week ago just in case, wanted to try something, and now I know it's useless. Malwarebytes is staying put tho, I haven't decided about avast yet.
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