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suspicous file named GPTCR2.exe

by suleman1uk / March 20, 2004 7:06 AM PST

First of all this is for my friend (my own PC is wrecked)

I checked Msconfig (from Start then RUN on Win98) and i saw a suspicous file GPTCR2.exe in C:\WINDOWS . there was also an nfo file (Gptcr.nfo) I have just removed some adware from Gain and Trickler, i have disabled GPTCR2.exe from the msconfig startup option. Is the file a trojan or virus. I am sure it is not adware as i have just done an Ad-aware scan nothing was found.

so whats the problem, and where did it come from, and would i have to remove it

Finally, in the msconfig menu in the startup option how do i remove useless entries.

thanks

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Re:suspicous file named GPTCR2.exe
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 20, 2004 7:26 AM PST
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Also have a look at StartMan Startup Manager by PCForrest
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 20, 2004 7:36 AM PST
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Re:suspicous file named GPTCR2.exe
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 20, 2004 8:19 AM PST

Suleman,

I also can't find anything regarding that particular file name. You'll need to find the file, RIGHT click on it, choose "Properties" and it might give you a clue. I recommend installing "Spybot Search & Destroy" in addition to Ad-Aware. They find different things. You should also download and run CWShredder. It will find a few more spies.

The best method for removing "useless" msconfig entries is to UNINSTALL the program from the computer. The program may have an uninstall routine in the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs section, or it may need to be uninstalled from the Start-Programs menu. Occasionally, in situations such as spyware, you may need to manually remove them and the registry entries that start them.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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