Old 9th September 2005, 22:49   #1
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Winamp and Trojan?

Umm... I dunno if this is supposed to be here, but the staff can move it I guess... But I really need an answer for this one since I'm having troubles...


Anyways, I downloaded the latest WinAmp 5.1 from a notification from the version before it about the latest version 5.1. So I downloaded it, and played my musics afterwards, without changing anything on the preferences. Then last night, my WinAmp player suddenly closed, then I opened it again, and it kept on crashing. I looked up on the Windows Task Manager, then I saw drwatson32.exe. I looked it up on the 'net, and found about it on the Symantec Response System. I followed their instructions to get rid of drwatson32, but I can't find it. Even my AntiVirus scanner can't find it, and its not in the Registry Editor too! So I have no idea where to go now... Should I uninstall WinAmp and then reinstall?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 9th September 2005, 22:54   #2
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its a false positive.

if you downloaded the winamp installer from winamp.com youre fine.

do not trust other websites that offer winamp downloads, and be weary of 3rd party plugin developer sites.
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Old 9th September 2005, 23:01   #3
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Well, the older WinAmp version that I had notified me of the new WinAmp version and I clicked OK and it redirected me to the WinAmp site. But I still need help on how to fix this problem... If its not really part of the program, can someone give me information that it is really not? Thankies!
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Old 9th September 2005, 23:11   #4
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watson32.exe is a system file, so you dont want to delete it. Post a hijackthis log. read

what version did you upgrade from? Do you have any 3rd party plugins?

Try a clean uninstall/reinstall directions on how to backup media library are in this link as well.
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Old 9th September 2005, 23:13   #5
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Besides all that... drwatson32.exe has got nothing to do with Winamp.

The two official files associated with the legitimate Microsoft Dr Watson debugger tool are: drwatson.exe and drwtsn32.exe in the Windows\System32 dir (under WinXP).

Post a HijackThis log, and let's see what shows up...
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Old 10th September 2005, 01:28   #6
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Okay, I think I figured it out now from other sources. But Thanks for your help guys!
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