What does eato.exe do?



Dagger
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
What does "eato.exe" do and where does it come from ?

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
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
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
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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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

M.L.
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
>| 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
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
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.
>


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