This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.
Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically
so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f
urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
Added by the Windows WMF Metafile Vulnerability HotFix
. This patch is used to protect your computer for the unpatched WMF vulnerability in Windows. This patch should no longer be needed as long as your computer has all the latest Windows updates.
This program starts from the following registry key:
It may be necessary to use a special file deletion utility, such as BlitzBlank, to delete these files.
%System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable
with making the suggested changes. BleepingComputer.com will not be held responsible if
changes you make cause a system failure.
This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or
the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications,
although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs
that are currently running - not necessarily at startup.
Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation,
please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.
An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.
If in doubt, don't do anything.