Windows.exe error

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by rykeninverse2099, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Recently everytime I reboot my computer, it takes an unusually long time to
    load and an error pops up with:
    Windows.exe at the top of the bar
    saying: Something about the it not being found and doing a search on
    finding it

    Could someone please explain to me what this is and how to correct this
    any input would be vital.
     
    rykeninverse2099, Aug 5, 2007
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  2. rykeninverse2099

    Malke Guest

    The windows.exe file belongs to a trojan. Either you have cleaned your
    computer and a reference to the file is still in startup or your machine
    isn't clean but that particular file has been damaged. Make sure your
    computer is completely virus/malware-free.

    Go through these general malware removal steps systematically -
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    Include scanning with David Lipman's Multi_AV and follow instructions to
    do all scans in Safe Mode. Please see the special Notes regarding using
    Multi_AV in Vista.

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Multi-AV - instructions
    http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm - download

    Standard caveat: If the procedures look too complex - and there is no
    shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a
    professional computer repair shop (not your local version of
    BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
    are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may
    be so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. Have all
    your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.

    If you are sure that the computer is 100% clean, you can use the System
    Configuration Utility to take the entry out of startup. Do not do this
    until you are sure the machine is clean.

    Start>Run>msconfig [enter]

    This brings up the System Configuration Utility. Look on the Startup tab
    and find the probable culprit. Uncheck the box next to its name, Apply
    and OK out. You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time you
    do you'll get a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Just tick the box
    that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

    Important - Do not use the System Configuration Utility to stop
    processes. Instead, use Start>Run>services.msc [enter]

    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560


    Malke
     
    Malke, Aug 5, 2007
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  3. rykeninverse2099

    algeraadrian

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    windows.exe is a Trojan. This Trojan allows hackers remote access to your computer, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from the system.
     
    algeraadrian, Dec 16, 2010
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    addieabela

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    Many people believe that a system repair tool can fix the Explorer.exe application error. This is correct, but not enough. System recovery tools, such as the registry fix, to repair damaged or missing system file deletion error. But have you ever wondered why your Explorer.exe file is damaged or lost? One reason is that the virus infection. Some tough viruses infect the system files such as Explorer.exe to spread the fastest computer in the way of all.
     
    addieabela, Jan 11, 2011
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