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Thread: orz.exe and hpzipm12.exe malware ?

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    darthb Guest

    Default orz.exe and hpzipm12.exe malware ?

    windows xp home sp2zonealarm internet security suite
    recently while on the internet orz.exe kept asking permission to access the internet.
    I denied each time not knowing where this program came from.
    When I searched for it I found a couple of websites that mentioned it was a potential trojan.
    I went looking for the program itself and found it had been
    located in a temp directory but
    was no longer there.
    Within a couple of days I started getting a critical warning from zass on startup which reads
    hpzipm12.exe is a malicious program and has been kept from running
    this same warning appears when I shut down the computer as well.
    I did a little research and found that hpzipm12.exe is possibly a legitimate file, but it is not present on my laptop which has the same printer setups.
    I'm trying to determine if there is any real infection here.
    I haven't accessed the internet since then and am reluctant to do so until I know that any infection is removed.
    any help is greatly appreciated.

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    dave_beer Guest

    Default Re: orz.exe and hpzipm12.exe malware ?

    HPZipm12.exe is the PML Driver for certain HP printers. It is installed in \windows\system32 and my copy ZAISS 7.000.483.000 has it auto-listed as a super-trusted (3 green bars) application on the Programs of Program Control with access to both the trusted zone and the internet zone, but not server or e-mail access.

    If ZAISS has had its entry corrupted, then deleting the line and letting the system re-handle it should fix the problem. If your copy of HPZipm12.exe has been hijacked or otherwise corrupted, then you probably have to re-install it.

    I don't know anything about orz.exe.

    Message Edited by dave_beer on 08-29-2008 10:06 PM

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