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What is eulaole.exe???

By rpeeples ·
Hello,

I have a computer in my company running Windows XP SP2. All the updates have been applied and it does not have any sw on it that's not work related.

There is a file named eulaole.exe that runs occasionally that seems to slow the whole system down. When running it uses 80% of CPU usage and up to 80MB of memory. I can end the process but it starts right back up. It is almost like it needs to finish its job then exits and everything starts behaving normally.

I have searched the internet but with no success as to what it is, where it came from, and how to get rid of it. The name of it sounds like it could be related to a EULA and/or an OLE database, but sometimes that name has nothing to do with its purpose.

Any ideas, advice, comments, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!

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by BFilmFan In reply to What is eulaole.exe???

Where is the program located on your hard disk?

What registry entries are associated with it?

If you run AdAware on the system, is it being reported as a known trojan, malware, etc?

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garbage ware

by antuck In reply to What is eulaole.exe???

This is some kind of garbage ware file. One that may be difficult to remove depending on how it is written. Since you kill the process and it restarts, there is probably a dll file monitoring it. That is where it can be difficult to remove.

I would run scans at both Trend Micro's web site and go to ewido.com and run there scan. Try to boot to safemode with networking as the file may not start up and it should be easier to remove.

Look for the file and delete it. Also delete any registry entries that start it up. Becareful of what you delete in the registry as you could damage it and cause problems with windows. Before doing any deleteing of files or registry entries, I would back up all data that is important. Just to be on the safe side.

After deleting, reboot the computer and see if another strange file all of a sudden appears. This will give you a clue that some dll file is monitoring it. It probably will not be the same file name. Just another randomly named file.

I have had to reload windows before, because I couldn't find the dll file responcible for re-writting the file. Good luck!

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