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cocomomo80

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I am trying to stop certain programs from running during a startup. But when I used msconfig, I came across a program called r?gedit.exe. I have no idea what it is. I tried googling it, but I have yet to find an answer. Can anyone explain what it is and what it does, and can I remove it from my startup?
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phillipcorcoran

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There is a genuine Windows program file named Regedit.exe and this opens the "Registry Editor" when a user needs to inspect or edit entries in a central database called the Windows Registry. But it certainly does not start by itself and should not be set to run at startup since it would be pointless to do so.

What I suspect you have in the case of r?edit.exe is a malware infection. Since we are not allowed to help with malware removal on the ordinary forums, you will have to post on the malware forum please, here:
http://www.geekstogo...emoval-f37.html

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 19 July 2010 - 07:54 AM.

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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post an OTListIt log in THAT forum.
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