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    Question help me! how to get rid of cmd.exe

    Hello-
    everytime I start up my computer, an ms-dos window pops up and runs a program called cmd.exe. this is not something that is supposed to happen, i am not sure how to fix it. I have gone though search for file, typed in cmd.exe and deleted it, but if i do it again, it shows up again. somehow it makes a copy of itself and won't get deleted. it doesnt show up in the processes tab at all. i am not sure what it is, but i know it's not supposed to happen. is there anyway to fix this? also i tried to print screen so i could see what shows up in the window, b/c it goes away really fast, but i guess i didnt "print screen" correctly.

    thanks for your help.

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    check and see if its in your start>>prog>>start up folder...if it is delete it.



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    oh, and um...Welcome to Techzonez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    check and see if its in your start>>prog>>start up folder...if it is delete it.
    no it's not there, unless it's disguised as somethign else
    thanks though

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    yeah i read some other posts but they didnt seem to fix my problem but i will keep trying maybe i am not doing it correctly...

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    I want to know why when I delete it, it comes back again and again and if there is another way to get rid of something from my comp.
    i don't have any random programs in my programs list, it's not listed under processes nor in the startup but it's running in the background i know it, b/c of when i start up it shows up, but it should not be there.

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    Try the Sysclean package from Trend Micro.

    Download both:

    Sysclean package

    Official Pattern Release

    NOTE:
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    Note that for the Trend Micro Sysclean Package to be effective, you must download and place the latest pattern file in the same folder as the Trend Micro Sysclean Package.

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