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What is Gck.exe? in Windows 98 on a 300M

By computab ·
It occurs in Startup. If I disable it by running Msconfig, and removing the tick, it goes into the Disabled Startup items folder, then reappears in startup. If I rename it Gck1.exe, it reappears in Startup as Gck1.exe. If I delete it, it reappears in Startup.

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What is Gck.exe? in Windows 98 on a 300M

by Ann777 In reply to What is Gck.exe? in Windo ...

How about going to Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs and uninstalling it?

I cannot find any reference to it unless you are into molecular biology (Gene Construction Kit).

http://www.textco.com/support/gck-tutorials/gck_tutorial_00.html

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by Ann777 In reply to What is Gck.exe? in Windo ...

If answer #3 is correct, then you my be able to get rid of it by going to
http://www.lavasoft.de
and downloading & installing Ad-Aware. Run it over your hdd and registry and see if it picks up anything.

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by RCOM In reply to What is Gck.exe? in Windo ...

What is the path to the file (example; C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM)? Find the file and right click on it and select properties. Its possible that it may have info on what, where, why. If it returns to the startup menu after deleting it sure seems like behaviour simular to a virus or related. There's probably another file that's loading it back. As you're looking in the startup menu of msconfig is there anything else that seems like it's different or shouldn't be there. You can uncheck things one at a time to test, when gck.exe doesn't return then you've found the guilty one. There doesn't need to be that much starting up so it doesn't really do anything if you do this temp basis to atempt to find the problem, if there is one.

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by BobHo In reply to What is Gck.exe? in Windo ...

I agree with the first 2 responses. Here's some additional info.

The only reference to gck.exe came back in a spam report from the uk for excessive posting of various host sites. Gck.exe was related to a number of porn sites. It might have beendownloaded in the background from a popup/popunder that you were not aware of or through an email that you received with malicious code in it.

Do you seem to get alot of porn type popups? I'd rename the program and see if everything runs appropriately for a couple of days. If so, delete it and remove any references in your startup group and registry.

Enjoy,

DrBob:>)

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by randalbin In reply to What is Gck.exe? in Windo ...

gck.exe is continually replaced by the bugbear virus. Renaming the file will result in the startup entry being modified to run the new file. Removing the startup entry and disabling in msconfig will be ineffective since the virus will just put it back. Update virus protection software and perform a full system scan.

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by wlbowers In reply to What is Gck.exe? in Windo ...

If you are sure you don't need it.
Go into regedit and do a registery search on
the Gck.exe. Delete all line references to it.

Exit regedit and do a search on the C drive for
Gck*.* and note all locations by complete path.
Reboot the machine to a dos floppy. Now go
kill all of the Gck.exe files.
Reboot and if you found everything that should
do it.
If that didn't do it then something is creating
the file that is not referenced to Gck.exe.

Good Luck
Lee

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