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By allisonmea ·
What is c.exe and why/how does it get into my startup folder? I keep deleting it because it seems to be making my win98 system crawl, but it keeps being regenerated.

Does anyone know anything about this royal pia?

Mike Allison

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by TheChas In reply to c.exe

Sounds like you need a spy-ware chaser.

Try AdAware from www.lavasoft.de

Or download Spybot Search and Destroy from download.com

Chas

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by tootypuck In reply to c.exe

Have you opened it to see what it is? Have you deleted it just from the startup menu? It sounds like it might be in your autoexec.bat file which loads automatically at startup. You can try to uncheck it there or go into your registry if you havent already and try to find it there and delete it, just make sure you don't need that file or folder first To get to the reg. type in "regedit" in the run box. You could also go to your system configuration utility page and do a selected startup and remove the check mark by autoexec.bat and restart your computer see if that takes care of it,if it does then you know it is in the autoexec.bat . Windows 98 does not need the autoexec.bat or the config.sys to operate. They are for backward compatibility. To get to the system config ut. type sysedit in the run box.

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by pierrejamme In reply to c.exe

I believe it was installed by the W32/Bugbear.b@MM virus. The one computer we had, the virus installed exec.exe in startup. Infected IE Explorer, notepad and others.

Read about it at: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100358.htm

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by allisonmea In reply to c.exe

I had already barely been able to install spybot.s&d which is freeware. It removed a whole bunch of junk, but the problem remained. The following viri were found by mcafee when after about 30 attempts I was able to get explorer to let me access a website. W32/bugbear.b.dll; W32/Bugbear.b@MM; Exploit-ByteVerity; Js/Seeker.gen; Proxy-Guzu; JS/IEStart.gen;

Those were the viruses, and Bugbear was in the following executables: AcroRD.exe; Kazaa; realplay; WinZip32; mplayer2; aim; winamp; msimn; explore; hh; MPLAYer; and WINRAR.exe (all exe)

I let Norton antivirus lapse in April. When I finally could afford to upgrade, I couldn't hit the Symantec site, so I ended up using McAfee.

Fun...educational...royal pita.

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by pctech In reply to c.exe

You have a virus, VBS.Slip@mm, to be specific.
This link will give you more inforamation on this virus and it's removal. This is a mass mailer, so warn the people in your address book about it, after you have removed it.

//securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.slip@mm.html">http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.slip@mm.html

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by wlbowers In reply to c.exe

Go here:

http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virus.aspx?ID=35384

remove spaces that show up after copy and paste

Download the ClnBBear.com utility and run it.

Lee

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