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can not find file C:\windows\system\mmtask.exe

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hoosier1963, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. hoosier1963

    hoosier1963 Thread Starter

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    when starting up my computer I receive this error " can not find c:\windows\system\mmtask.exe. I believe I inadvertantly erased this file. Is it needed? Is there a way to retrieve it or download from somewhere if I do need it?
    Thanks
     
  2. cybertech

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    What version of windows are you using?
     
  3. hoosier1963

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    windows me
     
  4. beekeeper

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    The file is most definately NOT needed, here's pacs-portals description:

    MMtask Service - mmtask.exe - Added as a result of a VIRUS related to the SOBIG.E VIRUS!
     
  5. hoosier1963

    hoosier1963 Thread Starter

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    thanks beekeeper. How would I go about getting rid of that error popping up?
     
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    I checked it out brindle but that doesnt seem to be it. The word "mmtask.exe" is just as I have spelled it here. both m's are lower case. The site you sent me to shows the word "Mmtask.exe"
     
  9. brindle

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    did you search for mmtask and pntask.exe in your registry
     
  10. brindle

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    depending on where mmtask.exe is located it could be either upper case or lower case. same file though.
     
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    hoosier1963
    Go to housecall and do the free online scan to see if this is a virus or not.
     
  12. brindle

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    here is an example
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\MMtask Service=mmtask.exe
     
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    Keep in mind that Windows is NOT case sensitive.
    mmtask.exe
    Mmtask.exe
    MMTASK.EXE
    MmTaSk.exe
    are all the same file as far as windows is concerned.
     
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