Re: XLanuch.exe is a Trojan-It allows remote control of my pc without my knowledge or permission [Reference Link]
- Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:56:44 +0530
- From: Sagar Kapadia <sagar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: XLanuch.exe is a Trojan-It allows remote control of my pc without my knowledge or permission [Reference Link]
On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:37 PM, Sagar Kapadia
> 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.
> Sagar R. Kapadia,
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