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Because of the shortcomings of the Windows Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) tool, we highly recommend using a specialized hard drive cleanup / privacy protection software such as WinSweeper (Developed by Microsoft Gold Step 7: Run Windows System File Checker ("sfc /scannow") System File Checker is a handy tool included with Windows that allows you scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Moving Launcher.exe by poohkt / July 5, 2008 11:55 AM PDT In reply to: Moving Launcher.exe Hi knguyen2008,Thanks a lot for your reply Disk Cleanup will begin calculating how much occupied disk space you can reclaim.

I have a new HP laptop also, and after going to a suspect site,I have had my homepage redirected and can't fix it. When I restored it, it was almost instant with no chugging. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your SMINST.EXE-associated program. OS/2 Warp) under the Name column. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303104/sminstexe/

In most cases, the "Temporary Files" category will occupy the most disk space. Anyway, I have sent the email containing the file. I deal with it in a simple way. Subsequent attempts at deletion of the infected file have also failed after several reboots.

That is the only purpose of launcher." Presumably, once you have created your recovery media, it should be OK to remove it from the startup sequence. Click Add or Remove Programs. Locate SMINST.EXE-associated program (eg. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.

The anal retentive side of me is not content just leaving it "disabled" for the lifespan of my computer :-). It will be fixed in the next update.Thank you for your help.Regards, Kuskov VladimirVirus AnalystHowever, I have no instructions to recover what I have lost. That 3rd doesn't sound likely to me as often the OEM software is trial software only, and so would not qualify for upgrades.Is it in your Startup folder or just in http://www.solvusoft.com/en/files/error-virus-removal/exe/windows/ibm-inc/os-2-warp/sminst-exe/ I am a little frazzled about this.

Instructions for Windows 8: Hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to produce the Start Menu image. All Activity Home Malwarebytes Tools and Other Products Other Tools %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe Privacy Policy Contact Us Back to Top Malwarebytes Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc. × Existing user? He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. The latest known version of SMINST.EXE is, which was produced for Windows.

Tip: Although Disk Cleanup is a wonderful built-in tool, it will not completely clean up all of the temporary files on your computer. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/23701-windirsminstlauncherexe/ About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Security Task Manager Windows Processes Security Task Manager What is Scheduler.exe? System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine. Don Pelotas View Member Profile 16.07.2010 21:29 Post #11 Global Moderator Group: Global moderators Posts: 29029 Joined: 7.04.2005 Same answer...send the detected file to the lab. -------------------- Errare humanum

Then KIS detected that file /WINDOWS/SMINST/Recguard.exe contained a Trojan and wanted to treat it and then force a reboot. Restore your computer. How to run Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10): Click the Start button. DO NOT hit ENTER yet!

by djmaynyrd / March 21, 2008 8:23 PM PDT In reply to: thanks I want to thank, Raj, Mark, and Marianna.I came in thinking I was going to be searching for, To run System File Checker (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10): Click the Start button. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion DO NOT hit ENTER yet!

Can I disable Launcher.exe?Thanks a lot in advance! for the Windows Operating System. Click Yes.

This EXE file carries a popularity rating of 1 stars and a security rating of "UNKNOWN".

While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER. A backup is automatically created before each scan, with the ability to undo any changes in a single click, protecting you against the possibility of PC damage. Enter any administrator passwords (if prompted). Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK.

SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. This version should be safe/needed. No other programs on the infected machine appear to be affected in that way, only KIS, and I am not experiencing any processor resource issues or function delays in other programs.The After the first Alert window from KIS 2010, I attempted to disinfect, which failed after rebooting.

Because of their usefulness and ubiquity, EXE files are commonly used as a method of delivery for virus / malware infection. Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? Where can I go from here? Thus, any executable files that you download to your PC should be scanned for viruses before opening - even if you think it is from a reputable source.

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CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). From the File menu, choose Export. System File Checker will begin scanning for SMINST.EXE and other system file problems (be patient - the system scan may take a while). When I looked in Windows/SMINST the file Recguard.exe is now gone and I see that KIS deleted it and it's now categorized as disinfected.

I am wondering if this is in fact a false positive after a Malware Database update, which occurred around the same time as the first Alert window appeared. After you have successfully uninstalled your SMINST.EXE-associated program (eg.