What is vmlib.exe??

  southpaw 13:50 07 Feb 06


Two days ago I installed service pack 2 on XP.

It installed a load of crap in my startup tray. Anyway I've turned off what I don't need and used processlibrary to decide what was needed.

Anyway, what is vmlib.exe

I googled in and it seems to be spyware
or trojan.

AVG, Trendmicro Housecall, Spybot and Adadawre didn't pick it up.

So what is it and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks in advance.

  Stuartli 13:53 07 Feb 06

It's a Trojan downloader and hijacker.

Advice here:

click here

  Stuartli 13:54 07 Feb 06

I doubt if it has anything to do with SP2 - where did you obtain it from?

  southpaw 14:00 07 Feb 06

Dam it!
Don't know where its come from then. Email maybe?

Had a look on the site it says to download a file on an uninfected PC?

Any other ideas? I'm not a pro with PCs either.

  southpaw 15:23 07 Feb 06

Anyone able to help??

I don't have Sophos software.

  Stuartli 16:21 07 Feb 06

Try downloading and running:

click here

and also install and set to automatically update (after intial update from File>Updates):

click here

  Stuartli 16:22 07 Feb 06

Also run MS AntiSpyware after downloading and updating it...

  southpaw 16:47 07 Feb 06

Thanks Stuartli

First one found nothing wrong

Second one found a downloader.zolob

Vmlib still on my system.

Am concerned now that different virus tools are finding different problems.

  southpaw 18:40 07 Feb 06

Any other ideas?

  Stuartli 18:47 07 Feb 06
  southpaw 19:09 07 Feb 06

I'm out of my depth now.

I've read that 1st article the others just seem to be adverts for buying their software.

Anyway I downloaded Autoruns and have opened the winzip file. There are 4 entries.

I really don't know what to do or what I'm doing now.

Could someone please guide me.

Don't really wanna mess up my PC.

(oh and if this trojan is such a security threat why are only some virus scans picking it up? Not exactly great are they!!)

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