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Can't get rid of c:\windows\system32\update.exe on startup


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#1 jauggy

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:22 PM

I had the following file that I wanted to remove:
c:\windows\system32\update.exe (See here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/s...key-13483.html)

which gets run on startup. To get rid of it I followed this tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-remove-a-trojan-virus-worm-or-malware/

I used Autoruns, and looked for any entry with "c:\windows\system32\update.exe" and deleted it. I then deleted the actual file in the directory. However, every time I start up the computer its still trying to open this file, despite the fact that all start up entries are removed (or so i think).

Anyone have advice for this problem. Thanks.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:42 PM

If you're trying to get rid of some malware you're going about it the wrong way
I would post your problem in Am I Infected?:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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