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c:\windows\system32\drivers\conime.exe error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by roslyno, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. roslyno

    roslyno Thread Starter

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    Hi, I keep receiving the error c:\windows\system32\drivers\conime.exe when I start up my computer. It tells me it cannot find the file.
     
  2. jazz3000

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    have you done a virus scan on your system? Jazz
     
  3. roslyno

    roslyno Thread Starter

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    yes I have done many virus scans. The error has been there for a year or more and I just live with it. It comes up just when I'm starting up.
     
  4. flavallee

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    This is what I found about that file:

    conime.exe is a part of the the Microsoft Windows Operating System and is essential for the secure and safe operation of your computer. This process is used when a Asian laguage is used in Windows.

    Note: conime.exe could also be a process which is registered as the Input Method Editor Remote administration backdoor tool. This backdoor application can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.

    Note! If your system is using a non western language this can be a legitimate entry.

    Determining whether conime.exe is a virus or a legitimate Windows process depends on the directory location it executes or runs from.


    Some other reading:

    http://www.file.net/process/conime.exe.html

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  5. roslyno

    roslyno Thread Starter

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    Thankyou. I did read up on that and tried to do a registryfix referenced on the site but this has not helped.
    I think it is time for me to have the computer physically cleaned up by an expert. It is very slow to start up.
    Thanks for your offer of help.
     
  6. roslyno

    roslyno Thread Starter

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    Also, I didn't meant to infer you were not an expert! I realised how that sounded after I sent. I just meant rather than me fiddling around with things. Appreciate your assistance.
    Many thanks.
    Roslyn
     
  7. flavallee

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    Roslyn:

    If you take your computer to a computer shop to "get cleaned up", they're probably going to recommend formatting the hard drive and doing a fresh install of XP.

    If you have any personal documents, photos, etc. you want saved and not lost in the process, you need to copy and burn them off to CD-R's before you take it in.

    I'm just trying to save you some grief before it's too late.

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