And just in case, download, install, update, then run a full scan with the free Malwarebytes program from the link below:
Hope this helps.
During my computer's startup sequence once the desktop appears, a window opens up to an empty folder named "uninst_iess.exe."
What is it and how do I stop it from appearing during startup?
Thanks in advance!
First one to answer with the correct method of getting it to stop for me gets an imaginary cookie!
It's a leftover from some program you used to have, that's been uninstalled (we hope), and there is a registry entry pointing to that file. Do a registry search for that exact file and remove the entry.
The portion "uninst" is the uninstaller for the program. It appears to be a poorly written uninstaller. Remove the registry entry.
Unless the cookie has the current Texas lottery number . . .
@ Grif: Performed the uninstall of anything related to Yahoo on my computer. Didn't perform the re-install, because I just plain don't need it.
@ Coryphaeus: Searched the registry for the exact entry and it found nothing.
So far, it still shows up during startup.
No cookie yet! "No pudding unless you eat your meat!"
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