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Posted: 5/22/2005 6:10:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 6:10:55 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
I clicked on the website big-boys.com on thjis topic:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=354140

And in addition to downloading SurfSidekick 3 on my system I have a executable EXMF.EXE in Windows/System 32 that keeps trying to register executables.

I can't get rid of it.

I disabled it at startup in MSCONFIG and it is back everytime I reboot.

I can't delete it. I can't find anything on Google about it.

Anybody know what to do with this fucking thing?

Updated Norton and Spybot. Both don't even find it.

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:27:18 PM EDT
OK, it's telling me I cannot delete the .exe file because it is currently in use.

How do disable a .exe in WinXP so that I can delete it?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:28:38 PM EDT
Find the location of that .exe and then boot into safe mode and delete from there. It may try and re-install itself once you boot back into normal mode if there were other executables downloaded with it.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:37:43 PM EDT
In WinXP how do I reboot into safe mode?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:41:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
In WinXP how do I reboot into safe mode?



Usually its F8 unless you have a Dell/HP/Craptacular POS prebuilt mach
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:48:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:19:16 PM EDT
Seems I got it.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:43:17 PM EDT
I have warned people about these links... more than once.

What I hear is "It didn't put anything on my computer."

Auggy, you need to update windows media player.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:47:39 PM EDT
I don't know how to get rid of it, but you should install this program from Spybot called Tea Timer after you get rid of it, it will monitor your registery and lets you override the system when it wants to enter something in the registery.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:54:33 PM EDT
Good thing I have a linux box to surf with. It's not 100% bulletproof, it's just that people don't spend time trying to create spyware for 2% of the desktop OS market.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:34:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
I don't know how to get rid of it, but you should install this program from Spybot called Tea Timer after you get rid of it, it will monitor your registery and lets you override the system when it wants to enter something in the registery.



I have StartupMonitor. More or less the same thing. Fucking .exe tried to overwhelm it.

Great thing is Startup ID'd the .exes that were trying to register executables or I wouldn't have even known. Once I got into safe mode I was able to delete them.

So far, so good.
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