How do I.....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by olivierfw, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. olivierfw

    olivierfw Guest

    ...find out what programme is trying to open a certain .exe file?

    My antivirus software found a trojan in an "openme.exe" file in my windows/system/ directory, which I had to delete.

    But now, each time windows starts, I get an error saying that it is looking for the "openme.exe" file!

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

    Oli
     
  2. sic166mhz

    sic166mhz Guest

    go to start, run, and then type msconfig. Check all tabs for anything related to openme.exe and then deactivate it. save, and then reboot. that should solve the problem (this problem was already talked here, wasn't it?)
     
  3. olivierfw

    olivierfw Guest

    Sorry if this has already been discussed before, but I tried msconfig, and I can't see anything there that calls up this "openme.exe".

    Is there a third party programme or other windows feature I should try?

    Cheers

    Oli
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    search your registry for the openme.exe file and delete any reference to it
    BACK UP REG FIRST
     
  5. Mister Zee

    Mister Zee Guest

    Some trojans will place themselves in the .ini files too... So do this: Start > Run > type: "sysedit" and click OK.

    Go through all the windows, and search for your file in each of them. When you fond the line, you can safely delete it.

    It could also be in the registry. So run regedit, and do a full search starting at the root. Delete any occurence of the program (be carefull here, do backups like the guy above said...)
     
  6. olivierfw

    olivierfw Guest

    Thanks for that - found the culprit and removed it from the reg!

    Cheers

    Oli
     
  7. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    hey, whats with the

    "Cheers

    Oli"

    at the end of all ur messages??
     
  8. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Hey, whats with the

    [​IMG]

    at the end of your messages? ;)
     
  9. Mister Zee

    Mister Zee Guest

    Yeah Dazz, you're the last person who should talk with that huge, "look at me" kinda signature you've got... lol!