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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 18 January 2009 - 05:08 AM

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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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:33 AM

Do you have Spyware Doctor installed on your computer?

What security programs do you have?

If you suspect malware or one of your security programs has identified the file as malware then tell us which one. Is update.exe still on your computer? If it is, right click on it and choose properties and tell us what it says.

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