What is wow_helper.exe?

  morddwyd 06 Aug 11
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Zone Alarm has suddenly started throwing up warnings about "wow_helper.exe"

Seem to be mixed results on Google.

Some report it as malware, others say it is a normal process of Chrome, others tie it to World of Warcraft, a game I've never even played, let alone loaded.

Anyone give me a definitive steer please?

  Mr Mistoffelees 06 Aug 11

Googling, and searching for the file on my own PC, suggests it is associated with Adobe Reader. It has nothing to do with World of Warcraft.

  morddwyd 06 Aug 11

Curiouser and curiouser!

  buteman 06 Aug 11

Have you got Comodo downloaded that seems to cause some of the problems.

  morddwyd 06 Aug 11

No. Use ZA and AVG.

Been using them for some years, the problem has appeared in the last week or so.

  Woolwell 06 Aug 11

Are you using a 64bit version of OS? It seems to be linked to Google Chrome.

  Housten 06 Aug 11

morddwyd

I hope you will pardon my nosiness, but what on earth is "ZA". Is it some backup or imaging programme. It's just that I see comments on here, like yours, that I don't fully understand so I just thought I would ask!! Sorry for breaking into your thread, I am just intrigued! Many thanks!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 06 Aug 11

ZA = Zone Alarm a very good firewall.

  onthelimit1 06 Aug 11

'a very good firewall'

And free!

  morddwyd 06 Aug 11

Housten

My apologies.

I have fallen into the very rude trap of using jargon in an open community.

AVG is pretty well universally known by its abbreviation AVG, but Zone Alarm isn't, and I've been around here long enough to know better.

Woolwell

Yes, using 64 bit

  Woolwell 06 Aug 11

Think that it is part of Chrome.

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