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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

By alan.robinson14 ·
2 days ago a new program appeared in Startup programs. KJeep removing still keeps coming back. pc won't shut down. Have to power off and sit thru scandisk on restart. Ran anti virus, None found. What is this oko.exe !!

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

by DKlippert In reply to oko.exe keeps appearing i ...

Probably "Spyware"
Try Ad-Aware from

www.lavasoft.com

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

by alan.robinson14 In reply to oko.exe keeps appearing i ...

Sorry didn't help but no one did. you did your best

IT IS A VIRUS. I have encountered aka.exe and sok.exe on two other pc's.
The way to remove is note date and time of the .exe in startup folder and
Start in DOS mode
go to c:\Windows\System sort in date order and you will see FOUR FILES weird names on same date. delete them all. OH the .exe file is hidden a sure sign of virus. I use a utility SD.EXE to access and delete. All ok after removing these four files. Antivirus software still doesn't recognise it!! Norton, McFee and Housecall. Beware of 3 char.exe in startup !!

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

by BobHo In reply to oko.exe keeps appearing i ...

It appears that this executable is part of an ongoing spam and probably came in through an email. If the oko.exe is in your Startup group and after removing it it comes back then more than likely there is a registry entry that is replacing it upon startup.

You could tackle this a couple of ways. Click Start->Run and type "msconfig" (no quotes). Go to the Startup tab and look down through the list of programs that are being run on startup for anything that does not look familiar. By removing the check in front of the suspicious looking entry you will prevent that application from starting. Reboot and see if the oko.exe is started when Windows starts up.

Once you have that part completed, go back to msconfig and make a note of what program is the culprit. Find it and delete it from your hard drive.

Goog luck.

DrBob:&gt

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

by alan.robinson14 In reply to oko.exe keeps appearing i ...

Sorry didn't help but no one did. you did your best
IT IS A VIRUS. I have encountered aka.exe and sok.exe on two other pc's.
The way to remove is note date and time of the .exe in startup folder and
Start in DOS mode
go to c:\Windows\System sort in date order and you will see FOUR FILES weird names on same date. delete them all. OH the .exe file is hidden a sure sign of virus. I use a utility SD.EXE to access and delete. All ok after removing these four files. Antivirus software still doesn't recognise it!! Norton, McFee and Housecall. Beware of 3 char.exe in startup !!

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

by grimreality In reply to oko.exe keeps appearing i ...

If you want to stop this then remove the offending files from the startup folder, uncheck it from the startup tab in msconfig, and finally make a complete scan of the system with sfc to make sure no files have been corrupted

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

by alan.robinson14 In reply to oko.exe keeps appearing i ...

Sorry didn't help but no one did. you did your best

IT IS A VIRUS. I have encountered aka.exe and sok.exe on two other pc's.
The way to remove is note date and time of the .exe in startup folder and
Start in DOS mode
go to c:\Windows\System sort in date order and you will see FOUR FILES weird names on same date. delete them all. OH the .exe file is hidden a sure sign of virus. I use a utility SD.EXE to access and delete. All ok after removing these four files. Antivirus software still doesn't recognise it!! Norton, McFee and Housecall. Beware of 3 char.exe in startup !!

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oko.exe keeps appearing in Start-up

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