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alcmtr.exe is it good or bad?


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#1 westsyde

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:04 AM

i entered in ALCMTR.exe and Nwiz.exe into the windows startup database list and two answers came up 1. that it was a safe program and 2. that it s possible spyware ect... how can i tell wether the program on my computer is good or bad.... if someone can plz help me that would be so greatly appreciated :) thx

Edited by westsyde, 29 March 2011 - 02:10 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:59 AM

What are the paths to those executable's?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:46 PM

im not very computer smart so i dont know what you mean by paths but the command for alcmtr is ALCMTR.exe and the location is HKLM/Software/Microsoft/windows/currentver... and for Nwiz the command is c:programFiles/Nvid and the location is HKLM/Software/Microsoft/windows/currentver... if this is not the "path" for these programs please explain how i access the path info....im really new @ this comp. stuff...Thank you i greatly appreciate it

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

We need to know the exact paths.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

i dont know were i find the path i can only find the command and location... like i said im computer stupid can u please tell me were to find the path info

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

You can do a search for nwiz.exe and the other file to get their true paths.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

Do you have a realtek sound card and an nvidia video card? If so, the files are fine. Neither one needs to be a startup item - it's your choice.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

ALCMTR.exe -should be disabled as a startup
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ALCMTR.EXE-240.html

Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. "Sypware" file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but it is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers. If you delete this file, then you will not be able to properly update your drivers in the future. It is therefore recommended that you disable the startup instead.


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

ANSWER TO ALLEN: yes i know theres a nvidia vidio card and i think theres also a realtec sound card.
i will disable it at startup. i downloaded "mlins startup" program but now i cant find it theres a zipped folder on my desktop that brings me to an icon that when i click on it it asks me if i want to "run" it. am i supposed to unzip the folder.? sorry if its a stupid question

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:09 AM

Startup Control Panel does not require installation. If you downloaded a .zip file then yes, you have to unzip it

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:22 AM

The paths of these files would give us a better idea of how malicious they are.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

Startup Control Panel does not require installation. If you downloaded a .zip file then yes, you have to unzip it

the exact program name is mike lins start up controll panel. and accually i think it was allen that told me to download it instead of using MSCONFIG.

but now i cant figure out how to get into the start up program (maybe im blonde) i "extracted" all files, than i clicked on the extracted program and its still asking me if i want to run it. and i know i downloaded it because ive been in it once before but that was right after it was downloaded. once i get into that mike lins startup control. i can give you the paths. i cant find the paths in msconfig.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:38 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

i did every thing you said and saved file an a txt but i cant find the attach button (sorry if im not to bright) can you please tell me were it is. im very sorry for bugging you so much. ive looked for the attach file button like 15 times

Edited by westsyde, 02 April 2011 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:46 PM

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