xpupdater.exe = a trojan?

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I caught this via Yahoo and it prevented my PC from restarting, eventually
found it when doing a scan with AVG, Norton AV didn't find it!
Removed it from C:/windows folder but now can't find anthing about it on the
web, have tried AVG and Sophos sites but "xpupdater" finds nothing!
Anyone any ideas?

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Re: xpupdater.exe = a trojan?

Hmm... seems like my PC has caught something similar.
The first time i noticed it was when i detected an unusually high
background internet activity.

It is preventing norton auto-protect and manual scans from being
After booting into safe-mode was finally able to do a scan but nothing
turned up.
Another interesting thing... my taskmanager exe has also been messed
with. it immediately closes after launch. Dammit why does windows have
a kill command !!
Also noticed a "C:\WINDOWS\ActiveXExe" folder with suspicious exe files
in it being created even after deletion.

i am downloading the free avg version rite now. hope it can fix this.


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