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Windows 7: What is conime.exe and what (if anything) should I do with it please?

06 Aug 2015   #11
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried to use the Virus Tool but when I searched in Local Disk C then Computer they both came up with nothing for conime or conime.exe yet there it is in my Start Ups?


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06 Aug 2015   #12
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You could remove it from the Start Up ... But I think it would only come back again ...

It should reside in System 32 ...


Startup Loading Conime.exe - Alienware Forum - Alienware Club - Dell Community
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06 Aug 2015   #13
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I went ...
Computer/Local Disk C/Windows/System 32 and looked carefully all the way down through the alphabetical list but could not find it that way or by using the search box.

I do appreciate your help and am sorry I am not more techy-aware.

I read it could be to do with Asian language used by a program automatically although I would have had no use for it. Could it be left over from a program I uninstalled so you think?
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06 Aug 2015   #14
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I think you would need to list show Hidden Files in order to see it ...


I have also asked s Security Expert to have a look at your Thread ...


I hope this should help with any concerns you have ...


I am sure it could be Deleted from the Registry ... But I would hold fire on any action to we see what the Security expert has to say ....


Here is another interesting read for you ...



Strange "conime.exe" Ghost File? - MajorGeeks Support Forums
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06 Aug 2015   #15
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Even more thanks .... that link seems to be exactly what I have. Looked in Task Scheduler and there is nothing there to do with it.

Looks as though I should "delete any registry entry that contained the word "conime" in regedit" perhaps but am more than happy to wait for further (hugely appreciated) advice.

If that is what I am to do is it as simple as typing regedit in the Search box in Start then right clicking any entry and selecting delete in the regedit results?
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06 Aug 2015   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It won't hurt to leave the registry entry that tries to start conime.exe. If the app is not there, then nothing will start. If the app shows up some day, then AVG Free should figure out if it is a clean app to run.

If you want to remove the registry entry, go ahead. If some update puts conime.exe back, then that same update should put the registry entry back.

You might want to use Process Explorer with settings to send info to Virus Total:
Process Explorer + VirusTotal (to check all processes with 50+ AV's)

You might also want to use Autoruns. However, do not make changes via Autoruns without checking with others in this forum first.
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06 Aug 2015   #17
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMudMob View Post
Even more thanks .... that link seems to be exactly what I have. Looked in Task Scheduler and there is nothing there to do with it.

Looks as though I should "delete any registry entry that contained the word "conime" in regedit" perhaps but am more than happy to wait for further (hugely appreciated) advice.

If that is what I am to do is it as simple as typing regedit in the Search box in Start then right clicking any entry and selecting delete in the regedit results?
No. Please - never do that.

There are plenty of valid registry entries for conime.
But, HKLM - RUN is probably not one of them.
That entry under the RUN key is the only entry that you could safely remove for now.
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06 Aug 2015   #18
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thankyou UsernameIssues

Can I just ask you to explain a little more about "That entry under the RUN key is the only entry that you could safely remove for now" ... would that be something I'd find in the regedit?

I have experimentally typed regedit in the Start search and was instantly out of my depth as to what to choose or where to next
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06 Aug 2015   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can use regedit, but there is no need. Since you already have CCleaner, just use that to remove* that RUN entry for conime.exe.

*CCleaner moves the entry to another location in the registry.
You can use CCleaner to put the entry back - if need be.

CCleaner > Tools > Startup
Double click on the row of interest.
That should disable that RUN entry.

If you ever want it back, double click on it again.


Here is one example of an entry that you would have found if you searched the registry for (and removed any occurrence of) conime.

What is conime.exe  and what (if anything) should I do with it please?-reg-conime.png

That entry should be there for all Windows 7 installations. If you ever install something that needs conime, then the conime.exe file will be installed and Windows 7 can make use of it. I just don't see any reason for conime.exe to be starting every time that Windows 7 starts. XP and Vista might have needed that, but Windows 7 can start conime when it starts a command prompt window.


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06 Aug 2015   #20
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Perfect ... this great forum has once again patiently guided me through an issue. At the risk of repeating myself --- thankyou all
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