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XLanuch.exe is a Trojan-It allows remote control of my pc without my knowledge or permission




HI,
I wish to report that Cygwin.XLaunch.exe is a Trojan and it allows
remote control of a pc without the users knowledge or permission. I
installed the cygwin package and the Xwindows server too. However,
today, I found somebody controlling my pc remotely. I know because the
mouse behaved erratically and then the XLanuch configuration screen
came up. I tried to kill it using the Task Manager but it would
restart. I had to reboot and turn off networking and then delete the
cygwin folder.

McAfee did not report this as a Trojan. I have written a mail to
McAfee notifying them of this issue.

I dont know if you are aware of this issue or not, but I found it
serious enough to report.

to summarize
XLaunch allows remote control of a pc without the users knowledge or permission.
Sincerely,
Sagar R. Kapadia,
India

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