Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum



by jclarke926 / December 4, 2012 12:23 PM PST

I have an asus computer and i went into the task manager and something called wdc.exe came up. People say its a key logger or a product from asus. I try to end it but it wont let me, im worried so much please help.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: WDC.exe HELP!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: WDC.exe HELP!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Is it C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\WDC.exe ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2012 12:51 PM PST
In reply to: WDC.exe HELP!

Or similar?

Now about HOTKEY apps. Those can run afoul of the keylogger FALSE POSITIVE for a simple reason. It does have to look at all keystrokes in order to see if you pushed a hotkey combo.

I can understand why folk are concerned as no one is taking classes on how this all works under the hood.

Collapse -
by jclarke926 / December 4, 2012 8:25 PM PST

Sorry i don't know much about computers, but i just ran a full scan with microsoft security essentials and the file is still there. I've been looking at other forums and people said that its something from asus. And i don't know what a hotkey app is soryy :/

Collapse -
by mchainmchain / December 4, 2012 11:14 PM PST
In reply to: Update

are programs that actually run a requested function or operation via a simultaneous key press on the keyboard.

Example: Alt+N = Next item to find in a text search.

All Asus does is enable you to use a key press shortcut that is specialised and unique to that program. Have a look at the help section in Asus to see what this is. Other programs often come with a hotkey app just so you know. MS Word is a good example of this.

If file is located where expected, nothing to worry about; false positive alert by MSE or whatever a/v you run.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.