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Trouble running rkill.exe

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#1 ranchoscott


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Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:40 AM

Hi, I am afflicted with the AV Security Suite problem. I have been followng the instructions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-security-suite

Now when I run rkill, I get a message from windows that says:

Windows cannot open this file:
File pev.rkexe
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. ....
What do you want to do?

1) Use the web service to find the correct program
2) Select a prgram from a list of installed programs.

Any Ideas?

Many thanks


I just tried running it as adminstrator - I have vista, (I found this trick reading other posts). It ran without the error above and was real quick, now trying the Malwarebytes steps.

Edited by ranchoscott, 20 June 2010 - 12:57 AM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:55 PM

Please post the scan log when completed and tell me how it's running now.

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