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Tmp0374 Error Message - Am I Infected ?

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#1 Surprised


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:06 AM

I kept getting a tmp0374.exe error message when my computer would boot up. I'm running McAfee virus scan routinely so I didn't think much of it, until I also started getting booted out of the internet with a "fatal error" screen and then I couldn't get back to the internet. I tried system restore, didn't get rid of it. Then I tried to run my McAfee virus scan / fix and it wouldn't open. I think I figured out that whatever the tmp0374 was it was messing with my computer. So I searched the net at work and found this site. I've seen other suggestions for running hijackthis, should I download this program and run it, then post to the hijackthis forum ? Open to suggestions. Thanks.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 11:37 AM

tmp0374.exe is related to Trojan.Updatex. Did you conduct a search of your computer for that file?

Does the error message say "WINDOWS CANNOT FIND "tmp0374.exe". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again..."?

Have you run any anti-malware or anti-virus scans just prior to this error? If so, the file is probably an orphaned startup entry. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it. The file may have been removed but there is still a registry entry that is telling Windows to load it when you start up.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed during an anti-malware scan but not the entry, Windows will display an error message indicating that the file was not found. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the program when it loads. To resolve this download and run Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

However, if you find the file on your system or are receiving a different error message post back with the exact information so we can provide further instructions.
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