File purpose and description:
twext.exe is a program which would have arrived on your computer without you ever knowing it. The exact disk location where it should be stored on your computer is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are concerned that they may be spyware or malware. This program is from the Zeus virus. Action should be taken immediately to remove twext.exe software. This executes via the Winlogon.exe program, and this trojan will send details to remote websites as Zeus is a very bad virus that needs to be removed. It appears on your system via fake advertisement links, which take advantages of windows flaws to embed the virus or spyware on your system. Reports are that the data is being sent to Russia and Malaysia, so not much can be done to stop this compromising activity. You may also find a folder named wsnpoem in your windows path. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
Ntos.exe will be found on your hard drive in the system or system32 folder at C:\WINDOWS\system32\twext.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, twext.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of twext.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.