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File Awtqr.exe... Missing? Is It Necessary?


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#1 sevenunder29

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:02 AM

Long story short...

I have Windows XP home, Dell Dimension E521 computer

Had/have a virus problem and in the aftermath of this virus I see this 'annoying' window popup ONLY when I start my computer. This window popup comes on EVERY time I start my computer.

File 'windows\system32\awtqr.exe' can not be found in the system registry.

I simply 'click' cancel and it goes away.

Is this file necesarry? If not... how do I stop this window from popping up EVERTIME I start my computer??

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:14 AM

Hello,

The file in question could be the remains of malware, what security products do you use?
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:49 PM

I use McAfee antivirus, CCleaner... and just recently... Bitdefender.

The particular file extension... antwqr.exe is now not showing up... BUT a new one is....


It seems that my system registry has a 'reference' to the file which needs to be deleted. I've tried CCleaner to clean the system registry hoping the reference to these files would be removed but to no avail.

I was told to 'recover' the computer... BUT I'm not a huge fan of installing all of my software again.

Don't know what to do about the system registry.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:53 PM

To be more specific....


Windows prompts me to 'remove' the reference in the system registry. The file windows wants me to remove in the registry is.....geedde.exe file.

I've had no luck removing it.

Thank you

Patrick

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:47 AM

A google for both files names shows no results - and that's suspicious.

To get rid of the error message, use this free app to locate and disable it: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx
Just scroll down the Image Name column until you find it, then uncheck the box to the left of it to disable it. Reboot to see if it worked.

The second one is likely a leftover reference to malware also. Please cite the entire path to the entry in the registry so we have a better idea of what we're dealing with (and can then make some recommendations for removal.

BTW - we don't recommend the use of the CCleaner registry tool (or any other registry tool) here at BC. Way too many problems have been reported by way too many people who have used them.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

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THANK YOU!!!!! That did the trick. Wow, thank god for people such as yourself and the knowledge you have. Speaking of knowledge...if you have any 'golf' related questions, I can return the favor.

Again... Thank You

Patrick
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:53 PM

I'm glad we could help out! I'll be sure to look you up if I ever take up golf!
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