I’ve always known just what this wee gremlin was but haven’t been able to control it. Now, a ray of hope. I’m blogging this because the page appears to be new, hasn’t been cached etc and I want to help it get noticed by googlebot et al because it’s been a big problem.
When this program gets out of control it will always have a space infront of it’s name when you view the system processes. Sometimes it will spoof other process names, but the leading space is the giveaway. Proper processes don’t do that.
We use a very, very old contact management system, so old that it’s a 16bit system but it’s highly customised and upgrading it hasn’t been a priority. With the advent of open source it’s looking more likely that I’ll be able to find a system that suits. It’s not just the ticket price, it’s the access to customise the way I need to which is so often denied in the licensed world.
Anyway, I don’t run it so often but I’ve found that other programs still trigger the process, a key suspect being Mozilla’s Thunderbird email progam. I guess it might be part of the tapi/mapi thing but really it’s so new I’m surprised it needs WoW. Other times I’m not doing anything that I haven’t been doing for the previous hour or so but you can feel it kick in, everything grinds to a halt. Luckily it’s easy to kill.
I’ve just been looking through my logs and saw that this page gets lots of visits 🙂 I know it’s just a stop off point before heading off but I’d be interested in your comment and any other wowexe.exe resources you’ve found.
I just got a new XP computer and before I’d even finished setting it up it had the Wowexe thing on it. Not sure what app spawned it but I thought that was pretty bizarre – in 2006.
So, I checked out the advice and got scared that maybe the page wouldn’t exist etc. Just incase it ever gets pulled here’s the bit that works for me
I guess you didn’t really read what he asked.
WOWEXE.EXE is not the same as WOWEXEC.EXE
the first is a trojan, the second is a windows file
I found out the hard was
Why am I having some Internet connection problems after installing wowexe.exe? Does this file contain any virus or something?
It’s a standard windows utility so shouldn’t be causing problems with the internet – apart from the fact that it slows everything doooowwwwwnnnnn.
use cmd.exe window and delete it
Make sure you stop it running first
I hate to dredge up an old thread, but something is missing. I also have a problem with wowexe.exe (with space in front in Task Mgr). There is no such file name on my harddrive (although there is a legitimate wowexec.exe) and there is no wowexe in my system registry.
This must be hiding as something else. Does anyone out there have info???
Hank, feel free to dredge away!
You won’t find the file on your hard drive… it must be spawned by a dll somewhere.