×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

winfat32.exe tries to access the internet

winfat32.exe tries to access the internet

winfat32.exe tries to access the internet

(OP)
I recently installed Zone Alarm Pro on my Windows XP pc at home.  In a very short time I started getting notices that winfat32.exe was trying to access the internet.  As a rule I did not let it out, but was wondering if it may have a valid reason for going onto the internet.  When I searched the internet for information on winfat32.exe I found references to the ILOVEYOU virus, is there a chance that my pc has been infected?  I have been running the beta version of Norton 2002 because it did not appear that McAfee supports XP.  Any information on what may be happening?
                                      Bob


 
 
 
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow



Get more tools!

RE: winfat32.exe tries to access the internet

(OP)
Kento,
  Thanks for the info, is there any valid need for the file winfat32.exe or can it/should it be deleted?


 
 
 
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow



Get more tools!

RE: winfat32.exe tries to access the internet

It was created by the virus so it should be deleted. There are others you'll want to look for and delete so see that link I gave you if you haven't yet.

RE: winfat32.exe tries to access the internet

(OP)
At one point I changed the extension to .doc and the I could actually read the file, if I wasn't in the middle of this it would be interesting!  Thank you for your help.
                                              Bob


 
 
 
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow



Get more tools!

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close