ThorConnWndClass is getting serious
October 9, 2012 12:50 AM Subscribe
ThorConnWndClass is getting serious. Anybody have a solution?
posted by aqsakal to computers & internet (15 answers total)
Using Office 2007 on an XP Pro SP3 box, I've been getting this problem more and more frequently, now up to almost regularly every day. Outlook email client hangs with a mesage like "Downloading (or sometimes Sending) x messages, y kb" or similar, and the only way out is to shut down (the whole PC, not just Outlook) and reboot. On shutting down, I get a window telling me ThorConnWndClass is still running and inviting me to terminate it.
I've asked the question on a usually very helpful Windows forum I frequent, but no solution was found. On another excellent Windows forum it hasn't ever been discussed. I've googled it and found a hundred threads by fellow-sufferers, but none of them had a solution. Some (not all) mentioned a connection with Norton, but I've never, ever had anything from Norton installed. The string "ThorConnWndClass" is not found in the registry.
Apart from the nuisance of having to reboot, I'm getting worried about all these phantom messages being sent or received: is my PC a zombie taken over by a botnet?