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c.exe has stopped working

possible malware or virus

     

peewhy

11:28 pm on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting this pop up message

c.exe has stopped working

Could anybody offer any advice?

rocknbil

2:13 am on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You can start by Googling for it, it appears it's related to a malware installation. That it stopped would only be good . . .

peewhy

6:35 am on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Done that.
Could anybody offer any advice?

cYgR

4:48 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have the same problem but just do that, so I tink it isnīt a malware!

peewhy

5:02 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've Googled and Googled but to no avail, so I wondered if anybody here had the same experience and overcome it

HRoth

6:37 pm on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I had a look around, and from what I have found, c.exe is part of a trojan called winupdate86.exe that is spread by downloading a bogus patch for Flash. I couldn't find any specific fix for it except people trying everything under the sun to get rid of it, but maybe you will have better luck searching for winupdate86.exe. I feel sympathetic because I spent the past two days getting rid of something on my box that was able to redirect Firefox and was using up tons of memory. I finally tracked down some of the problems by looking at the error logs.
 

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