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Wapitr.exe is a part of PurityScan.wtss Adware.

What is wapitr.exe?

Updated 8-Jul-2004: According to the folks out at Kephyr.com, wapitr.exe is part of PurityScan.wtss Adware. While I haven't tried theirs, they also have a spyware scanner that should clean it.

Article C2047 - June 14, 2004 « »

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10 Comments
David Moore
June 23, 2004 10:08 PM

I have Norton 2003. When I do a complete scan, it identifies these, but will not fix or delete them. How can I get rid of these:

alchem.exe
cdt bbi8016.exe
polall1t.exe
preInsTT.exe
twaintec.dll
wapitr.exe

Please help! Thank You.

David

Leo
June 23, 2004 10:13 PM

This article may help:
http://ask-leo.com/archives/000195.html

Hal Snyder
July 13, 2004 7:19 AM

I'm running Norton Anti-Virus 2004, and I update every week. Last night NAV ran and gave me a message that the following files weren't deleted but that I should do something with them (exclude them or ??):
(in addition to the files David Moore listed in his June 23, 2004 message):
apuc.dll
mrkpafqx.exe
MxTarget.dll
polmx3.exe
systb.dll
systb.exe
wupdt.exe

I found all of these in my Windows (XP) directory. What would happen if I renamed these files to something like xx-1, xx-2, etc.?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Hal

Leo
July 13, 2004 9:04 AM

They all look virus related. Renaming them is a good idea in case you need to rename back, but it's what I would do.

fred
September 30, 2004 2:05 AM

Wat is wapiter.exe??? It seems to be making my computer slow down alot:S:S Is it spywear or a virus???

Leo
September 30, 2004 8:12 AM

Did you read the article you commented on? It has a pointer to more information.

SUSAN
October 4, 2004 10:30 AM

LEO,
WHAT PROGRAM WILL DELETE OR REMOVE "systb.exe
wupdt.exe". I HAVE MCAFEE(VIRUS SCAN FINDS IT,BUT CAN'T GET RID OF IT), SPYBOT, HIJACK. ANY PROGRAM BETTER THAN ANY OTHERS.
SUSAN

Leo
October 5, 2004 11:33 AM

I'll direct you to these two articles: http://ask-leo.com/279 and http://ask-leo.com/195

Jeff
October 14, 2004 7:38 PM

Any files ending with .exe can be deleted by restarting your Windows XP. Before it goes into Windows, press "F8" immediately and then go into Safe Mode. Next choose "Administrator". Once there, relocate these files ending with .exe and right click on them one by one to delete. Next, restart your computer and you will notice these files are gone.

knuf-024
April 1, 2005 4:25 PM

use www.trendmicro.com
goto house call

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