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

05 Aug 2015   #1
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
What is conime.exe and what (if anything) should I do with it please?

I try to keep my pc lean'n'clean so was checking the list of Start Up programs with my CCleaner earlier today and found a new entry ....

Key .... HKLM:Run
Program .... conime
Publisher ... this is empty
File .... %windir%/system32/conime.exe

I have no idea how recently this has appeared as I last checked the Start Ups several months ago.

Could some kind person please tell me ...
~ if I should keep this as it is?
~ delete or uninstall (don't know how to)?
~ and/or if I should allow it to start with Windows or disable it?

Many thanks for all and any help


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05 Aug 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Read the Link below ....

I see you use Avast i would also do a scan with Malwarebytes to be on the safe side ...


conime.exe, what is? - Microsoft Community
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05 Aug 2015   #3
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thankyou for answering so soon.

I now use AVG Free instead of Avast. (Should I update that somewhere on here?).

I have scanned with MalwareBytes, Super AntiSpyware, AVG, Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool and AdwCleaner but nothing was flagged.

Off to read the link right now
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05 Aug 2015   #4
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMudMob View Post
I try to keep my pc lean'n'clean so was checking the list of Start Up programs with my CCleaner earlier today and found a new entry ....

Key .... HKLM:Run
Program .... conime
Publisher ... this is empty
File .... %windir%/system32/conime.exe

I have no idea how recently this has appeared as I last checked the Start Ups several months ago.

Could some kind person please tell me ...
~ if I should keep this as it is?
~ delete or uninstall (don't know how to)?
~ and/or if I should allow it to start with Windows or disable it?

Many thanks for all and any help
You know, if you just type 'conime.exe' into your favorite search engine, you will have an instant answer.
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05 Aug 2015   #5
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have done that and spent hours reading but am utterly confused. It seems there is such conflicting opinion about it and so many varieties of ways to get rid of it - even warnings not to.

That's why I came here to the people I trust, to learn for sure what it is and what if anything I should do.
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05 Aug 2015   #6
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMudMob View Post
I have done that and spent hours reading but am utterly confused. It seems there is such conflicting opinion about it and so many varieties of ways to get rid of it - even warnings not to.

That's why I came here to the people I trust, to learn for sure what it is and what if anything I should do.
I apologize - in fact, I have encountered the same thing in my travels. Sometims the answer is there loud and clear, and sometimes there are 40 opinions all over the map. I always do a search first to save the time of waiting on a reply in a forum, but you're right - sometimes it only adds to the confusion...

And this is a place we can trust. I don't know why, but I was just feeling a bit short tonight...
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05 Aug 2015   #7
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Not to worry, I wasn't offended - after all what you posted was perfectly valid and you weren't to know I had already done it to the best of my techy-know-nought abilities
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06 Aug 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMudMob View Post
Thankyou for answering so soon.

I now use AVG Free instead of Avast. (Should I update that somewhere on here?).

I have scanned with MalwareBytes, Super AntiSpyware, AVG, Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool and AdwCleaner but nothing was flagged.

Off to read the link right now
Yes in your System Specs ...


If in any doubt one can always upload files to Virus Total ...


https://www.virustotal.com/
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06 Aug 2015   #9
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thankyou, have updated that.

I installed and ran Hitman Pro and that found nothing wrong.

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   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Should be fine leave things as they are ...
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