It could very well be a rootkit (the "latest" deal) and some of them can
be a BEAR to get a handle on and get rid of. I've successfully managed
to do that with Sophos (our anti virus package), Malwarebytes, etc. But
I have one now that is defying all of them and is probably going to have
to be wiped and reloaded. Only reason I hadn't done that is (1) Sophos
is working on a fix and (2) there is some software on it that controls a
digital sign (updating the message) at this branch and it's OLD and no
one can find the original software...


-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Pat Barber
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 4:29 PM
To: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PCTECH] Another new bug called Ping.exe

Has anybody run across a virus,bug,malware thing called PING.exe that
seems to take over a box by going up and down in size ?

I have a client pc that just begins to crawl after this "ping.exe" takes


You can end it and it reappears after a few minutes.

I have tried most of the popular anti-virus pc programs to remove it
with little success.

What ever it is got by a Sonicwall and a virus checker on the pc.

Any ideas before I have do a very long reload procedure on this
machine ?

There seems to be some relationship with this bug and a

I can't tell you how much I hate these folks that do this for fun.

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