What does eato.exe do?



Dagger
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
"Dagger" <ddaube@hotmail.com> wrote:

>What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?

Rename or move the file and see what happens.
I cannot find any reference to it, so I cannot say for sure what it
is. Some viruses and other malware however spread around under random
names, so EATO.EXE may be of that kind, but could also be legitimate
software.

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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Hi Dagger,

> What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?

Um, nothing good, rest assured. It's a trojan - a randomly named virus.
Removal instructions:
http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#trojan

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
From: "Dagger" <ddaube@hotmail.com>

| What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?
|

Chances are it is malware.

Please submit "eato.exe" to Virus Total --
http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html
The submission will then be tested against 18 different AV vendor's scanners.

Another way to submit is to send the suspect file to the following email address
scan<at>virustotal.com
{ replace <at> with @ } with only the word SCAN as the subject.

Please post back the EXACT results.

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M.L.
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
>| What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?

>Chances are it is malware.
>
>Please submit "eato.exe" to Virus Total --
>http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html
>The submission will then be tested against 18 different AV vendor's scanners.
>
>Another way to submit is to send the suspect file to the following email address
>scan<at>virustotal.com
>{ replace <at> with @ } with only the word SCAN as the subject.
>
>Please post back the EXACT results.

The user might need to zip the file first since many email servers
won't handle a bare exe file.

Heirloom
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
With a little Google effort, the following was uncovered:
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Um, nothing good, rest assured. It's a trojan - a randomly named virus.
Removal instructions:
http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#trojan

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
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A hearty thanks and credit to Mr. Rick Rogers, MS-MVP.
Heirloom, old and who you gonna call

"M.L." <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>
>>| What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?
>
>>Chances are it is malware.
>>
>>Please submit "eato.exe" to Virus Total --
>>http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html
>>The submission will then be tested against 18 different AV vendor's
>>scanners.
>>
>>Another way to submit is to send the suspect file to the following email
>>address
>>scan<at>virustotal.com
>>{ replace <at> with @ } with only the word SCAN as the subject.
>>
>>Please post back the EXACT results.
>
> The user might need to zip the file first since many email servers
> won't handle a bare exe file.
>


What does eato.exe do?