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sunnyf16

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I am using WinPatrol 9 and it keeps asking me about an executable file "elitezww32.exe" whether or not to let it run at startup. I keep saying no and it keeps asking. I have searched for this file everyware on my hard drive with no luck. WinPatrol says it is C:\windows\System32\elitezww32.exe. I have done a search of the drive and a search of my registry. Nothing shows.

What is this file?

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I don't know if this will help but do you have your system set up to show all hidden files? When you open windows explorer click on tools and then folder options. Under the view tab click on show hidden files and folders and the slightly farther down the list uncheck hide protected operating files. You should be able to find the file you need under the c:\windows\system32 file. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the advice. I have Explorer set up to show all files. Still couldn't find it. I did a system restore and that didn't fix it either. I think it may have something to do with WinPatrol so I uninstalled it. I did this after I got another message about "eliteznd32.exe" which was different than the first file. Since taking WinPatrol out I don't get the messages anymore.

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Hi sunnyf16 and welcome
Sorry for the late reply the board has been really busy lately,
If your still looking to resolve this issue,

Please run through all the steps outlined in this Topic
Post back a fresh log when done please

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

Thanks and again sorry for the late reply

Don
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Thanks for the help. I have the issue resolved. It took three days but everything is fine now. I had to delete the files in Safe Mode. I now do a better job of checking my computer for this kind of problem.

Take care,

Wayne
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Hi Wayne thanks for the update,
I will leave you with this and close the topic, Should you have any further problems.


Please use the following suggestion to help prevent reinfection

Download the following program, For keeping crap off your system to begin with
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Download Spyware Blaster

Keep Ad-aware and Spybot handy, Check them for updates prior to running and run them weekly
Same with your Anti Virus,

For an added check run an online virus scan, you can use one of the 2 below,
TrendMicro's HouseCall
ActiveScan

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program
Download and install Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

Remeber to Check Windows for updates

If your using ME or XP
Probably a good time to create a new restore point See Here Name it clean or something like that,
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