File purpose and description:
This is a file known as Antivirusgold, although it is not the main file, it is part of this adware related application, and it is a spyware and adware related program. It acts as an antivirus program, but actually displays ads to you as advertising related software to buy their product. It also adds (no pun intended) alot of ad related stuff on your desktop and system tray. It will run automaticaly whenever your computer is rebooted. If this were on my computer, I would remove it immediately. (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 file.
File or folder location:
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\System32\winnook.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, winnook.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 winnook.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.