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How to stop a process, PERMANENTLY?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CROrens, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. CROrens

    CROrens Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. zabusant

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    Start>Run>Type "msconfig" without the brackets
    Select the "startup" tab and uncheck the box in front of your process

    Hope it helps
     
  3. zabusant

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  4. CROrens

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    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.
     
  5. zabusant

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    Ni za kaj;)
     
  6. zabusant

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    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.)
     
  7. pedroguy

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    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.
     
  8. CROrens

    CROrens Thread Starter

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    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
     
  9. zabusant

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    Hehe, yeah I guess it does(y)
     
  10. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    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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