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This can't be good!

by sfwillc / May 12, 2004 12:35 PM PDT

okay, so last week I got the Sasser thing. McAfee sorta caught it. Now I tried to download a screen saver program I subscribe to. I downloaded the executable from the web, double-clicked on it and...nothing. So after a dozen or so times of downloading with the same (non) result, I open my windows task manager and find each time I try to open the .exe file I am running ntvdm.exe. From what I've been able to ascertain, this will run a 16-bit program. This particular .exe file is a 32 bit application. Can someone tell me what is going on and why I can't execute this file?

Oh yeah, I am running windows xp pro with a wireless network, tons of ram, tons of disk space. A related issue(perhaps), my internet access through IE6 is dog slow(and I pay a pretty penny for broadband) and when I turn my machine off there is an end program message that says do I want to cancel tfswctrl.exe. Is this stuff related to the Sasser thing?

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