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Click On E: And Boot.exe


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#1 yon1

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:49 PM

Hi There

I had a problem that if I opened My Computer and double click on the "E:" Zone Alarm would warn me that "Boot.exe" was trying to start some system process (I don't remember the name).

I ran the anti virus and it found some things, I also removed "taskmgr.exe" from the startup
Now when I click the "E:" I get "Windows can't find "boot.exe"

So it looks like I solved one problem and got a new one

Can anyone help ?

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:58 PM

What exactly is E: ? A second partition or another hard drive? Have you reformatted or reinstalled XP recently?
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:01 AM

boot.exe is associated with the ELEM trojan. What probably happened is that your anti-virus software deleted the boot.exe file but there is still a reference in your registry to start boot.exe at system start-up. Because the file is no longer there you get the error message. The AutoRuns program should allow you to located and delete the start-up entry for boot.exe.
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