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gffinish.exe What is it?


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#1 bluechef

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:02 PM

Hello everyone... I started my disk defragmenter program a few days ago. It had never been run on it's automatic schedule possibly due to a conflict with my AVG security system. So anyway it had been chugging away, for three days off and on when I notice that my bubble screen saver had gotten very jerky. I figured it might be because of the defrag running so I let it be. Then this morning I canceled the defrag to see if this was the case. Well it wasn't and at that time I noticed that other things like opening email and switching users was getting awfully slow. That's when I found this little process running, gffinish.exe It was using no less the 40 cpu and spiking very frequently to 100. I've noticed that it wasn't listed on bleepingcomputer's
list so I thought I would come here and let you all know about it. I have shut the process down to no ill effect and everything is back to normal, humming away nicely. Anyone got any ideas what this was and where it came from?
Thanks, Bluechef


** Follow up...... my friend helped me here and found that it was part of a computer game (Grim Fandango) that I had uninstalled several weeks ago. Why it chose to start up and run at such a high CPU rate now is still a mystery to me...

Edited by bluechef, 16 February 2010 - 01:25 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:20 PM

Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
After you install it, open it and see if anything for your game is listed
If there is, tick the box by it and run the utility
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