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my home computer got hijacked over the weekend. between spybot, adaware, and hijack this i was able to get rid of the malware but i have a residual problem.

when i start my computer i get a grey error box right about the time the background image comes up but before the taskbar shows up saying that MPREXE.exe has caused an error in KERNEL32.dll and is shutting down. when i click "ok" the task bar comes up but then the hourglass stays on and if you check with ctrl+alt+del it shows that explorer is (not responding).

the computer will start in safe mode and i have tried to use system restore but it locks up in the middle of the process and fails to restore.

what does MPREXE.exe do, anyway and what can i do to get things going again?

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Process File: mprexe.exe
Process Name: Windows Routing Process

Description: mprexe.exe is a process which is initiated by Microsoft Windows 9x and ME only. It allows the computer to use multiple network protocols, and network adapters by routing between both. This hidden process will only appear in the Windows task list should there be a problem with it. Otherwise it should be left enabled.

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If you are still having problems post back and I am sure that somebody will be able to help.
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