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#1 DesertAl


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:22 PM

I am new to this forum, and did not see this topic listed. I keep getting a pop-up window that states "PerfMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs close." The pop-up then goes and apologizes for the inconvenience and asks whether to report the issue.

What does the pop-up mean, and more importantly what do I do to fix and eliminate that pop-up? I am not a computer geek so all easy to understand and follow replies are greatly appreciated.

Per Broni's (Thank you, Broni) the location of perfmon.exe follows (I hope this helps fix the problem):

Searching for "perfmon.exe"
C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\perfmon.exe -----c- 15872 bytes [17:35 13/09/2008] [14:03 12/08/2004] 230F51F2E4D9C7590F8E1DD76A627143
C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\perfmon.exe ------- 15872 bytes [03:17 26/08/2008] [00:12 14/04/2008] EBBCE3D0D19127579C9ABBDFE7874A36
C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfmon.exe --a---- 15872 bytes [14:03 12/08/2004] [00:12 14/04/2008] EBBCE3D0D19127579C9ABBDFE7874A36

-= EOF =-

Edited by DesertAl, 05 November 2010 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:06 PM

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Normally, perfmon.exe is a legit Windows file, but it depends on its location.

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
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  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
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  • Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt

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