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02-Oct-2007, 10:52 AM #1
How to stop a process, PERMANENTLY?
I know its probably a spyware or something, but every time i startup a process named mmdmm.exe shows up and it sends data to internet. Now my question is pretty general, how do i stop (any) process from starting at startup?

I search my HDD for exe files named mmdmm but i get no results, and adaware cant find it.

Is there a way to find out what triggers the process.

Thanks.


PS. im on XP pro.
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02-Oct-2007, 10:56 AM #2
Start>Run>Type "msconfig" without the brackets
Select the "startup" tab and uncheck the box in front of your process

Hope it helps
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02-Oct-2007, 11:02 AM #3
Oh yeah, you should run a scan with spybot - S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/), because if it is malware and you don't get rid of it, it will probably come back, even if you change startup settings. This is what you have:
http://www.prevx.com/filenames/X2133...MMDMM.EXE.html
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02-Oct-2007, 11:03 AM #4
Hvala, this helps ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOT.



PS. is clockl a normal system process which you heard of or do you think i should get rid of it. thanks again.
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02-Oct-2007, 11:04 AM #5
Ni za kaj
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02-Oct-2007, 11:16 AM #6
Don't know about clockl, but if you run the Spybot and an online virus scanner, such as http://virusscan.nl.nu/ (might take a long time, leave it over night), you should find out fairly quickly. Also, you should really install an anti-virus program (lots of free ones, google it), or you will most likely have to deal with this sort of things again.
Good luck!

P.S.: for further problems - you can usually check if a process is (or could be) malware if you google it - just type the whole name (for instance: explorer.exe) - don't forget the extension (.exe etc.)
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02-Oct-2007, 11:25 AM #7
CR:In answer to your general question,Another place you can look for startup tasks is in services

start/run type in services.msc
This will display the status and startup designation for all system tasks.

I beleive that clock controls what you see in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
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02-Oct-2007, 11:33 AM #8
heh, i did google it but nothing of interest showed up. i totally forgot about S&D its really good.

to pedro: i tought of that myself but, when i terminate it, clock still works so its probably not that.

Thanks.

PS. zabusant even without "kvacica" your name gives you up hehe
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02-Oct-2007, 12:21 PM #9
Hehe, yeah I guess it does
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02-Oct-2007, 01:11 PM #10
It sometimes takes more than turning off the process in Msconfig, or Services to get rid of Malware.

I would recommend that you download, install and run HiJackThis.

Run the Scan and Save log.
When the LOG file opens in Notepad, do a Select All, Copy then return to the Malware Removal Forum
Start a new thread, explain your problem and post your log there for review.
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