file type altre32.exe



Ryan
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
is this a process that is from windows or is it know spy-ware or ad-ware? i
have recently found this process running in the backround and have had adds
popping up left and right. if this is the problem i will stop the process but
i dont know if this is an essential file or not

Alan Edwards
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
It is not a file in any Windows version I have.
What operating system are you using?
Do the Properties of that file give any indication as to the
ownership?

Try stooping it from starting at boot.
Check in Msconfig for any oddities.
(Start-Run-MSCONFIG-Startup tab)
If you cannot see anything in Msconfig then:

Start-Run-msinfo32
Click the + beside Software Environment to expand.
Click Startup Programs
Ctrl+A to Select All, Ctrl+C to Copy.
Paste that information in your message.

....Alan

--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.security, "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>is this a process that is from windows or is it know spy-ware or ad-ware? i
>have recently found this process running in the backround and have had adds
>popping up left and right. if this is the problem i will stop the process but
>i dont know if this is an essential file or not

Ryan
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
i am using windows XP professional i belive. i tried what you said and ran
msconfig in diagnostic mode when it didnt work. i looked for the file that it
is replicating from but when i look for it in the "explore" feture it
restarts the process. I terminated the process tree but it seems to come back
after a few seconds...im sorry if i dont know what im talking about but this
is bugging me and im tired of the constant dead ends looking for a solution
to this problem. i have tried numerous spy-ware and ad-ware blockers and
erasers. if there is anything else i can do i am eager to know

"Alan Edwards" wrote:

> It is not a file in any Windows version I have.
> What operating system are you using?
> Do the Properties of that file give any indication as to the
> ownership?
>
> Try stooping it from starting at boot.
> Check in Msconfig for any oddities.
> (Start-Run-MSCONFIG-Startup tab)
> If you cannot see anything in Msconfig then:
>
> Start-Run-msinfo32
> Click the + beside Software Environment to expand.
> Click Startup Programs
> Ctrl+A to Select All, Ctrl+C to Copy.
> Paste that information in your message.
>
> ....Alan
>
> --
> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>
> In microsoft.public.security, "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >is this a process that is from windows or is it know spy-ware or ad-ware? i
> >have recently found this process running in the backround and have had adds
> >popping up left and right. if this is the problem i will stop the process but
> >i dont know if this is an essential file or not
>
>

Alan Edwards
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
I didn't say to run Msconfig in diagnostic mode.
Please read my response again.

....Alan

--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.security, "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>i am using windows XP professional i belive. i tried what you said and ran
>msconfig in diagnostic mode when it didnt work. i looked for the file that it
>is replicating from but when i look for it in the "explore" feture it
>restarts the process. I terminated the process tree but it seems to come back
>after a few seconds...im sorry if i dont know what im talking about but this
>is bugging me and im tired of the constant dead ends looking for a solution
>to this problem. i have tried numerous spy-ware and ad-ware blockers and
>erasers. if there is anything else i can do i am eager to know
>
>"Alan Edwards" wrote:
>
>> It is not a file in any Windows version I have.
>> What operating system are you using?
>> Do the Properties of that file give any indication as to the
>> ownership?
>>
>> Try stooping it from starting at boot.
>> Check in Msconfig for any oddities.
>> (Start-Run-MSCONFIG-Startup tab)
>> If you cannot see anything in Msconfig then:
>>
>> Start-Run-msinfo32
>> Click the + beside Software Environment to expand.
>> Click Startup Programs
>> Ctrl+A to Select All, Ctrl+C to Copy.
>> Paste that information in your message.
>>
>> ....Alan
>>
>> --
>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
>> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>>
>> In microsoft.public.security, "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >is this a process that is from windows or is it know spy-ware or ad-ware? i
>> >have recently found this process running in the backround and have had adds
>> >popping up left and right. if this is the problem i will stop the process but
>> >i dont know if this is an essential file or not
>>
>>

Steven L Umbach
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
That is not a Windows process that I know of or at least not a critical
process that will cause the computer to crash if you stop it. SysInternals
has a free tool called Process Explorer that can give a lot of details on
running processes. When I use Process Explorer I am always suspicious of any
running process that does not have a company name associated with it that
shows a path to an executable though I have seen a few non Microsoft
legitimate process that do not.

Of course you should also run full system scans for malware and parasites
being sure to use the latest definitions for each program. I like the free
AdAware or Microsoft AntiSpyware [in beta] programs. If problems persist you
may need to run your detection and removal programs in safe mode also. The
links below may help. --- Steve

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
http://www.michaelhorowitz.com/removespyware.html

"Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC0D89E1-B2C6-472A-8FCB-5D81CDAA4B7F@microsoft.com...
> is this a process that is from windows or is it know spy-ware or ad-ware?
> i
> have recently found this process running in the backround and have had
> adds
> popping up left and right. if this is the problem i will stop the process
> but
> i dont know if this is an essential file or not

Ryan
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
yes...it is spyware...thank you for all the help but i think im just going to
wipe my C drive and reinstall windows. thank you again

"Steven L Umbach" wrote:

> That is not a Windows process that I know of or at least not a critical
> process that will cause the computer to crash if you stop it. SysInternals
> has a free tool called Process Explorer that can give a lot of details on
> running processes. When I use Process Explorer I am always suspicious of any
> running process that does not have a company name associated with it that
> shows a path to an executable though I have seen a few non Microsoft
> legitimate process that do not.
>
> Of course you should also run full system scans for malware and parasites
> being sure to use the latest definitions for each program. I like the free
> AdAware or Microsoft AntiSpyware [in beta] programs. If problems persist you
> may need to run your detection and removal programs in safe mode also. The
> links below may help. --- Steve
>
> http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html
> http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html
> http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
> http://www.michaelhorowitz.com/removespyware.html
>
> "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AC0D89E1-B2C6-472A-8FCB-5D81CDAA4B7F@microsoft.com...
> > is this a process that is from windows or is it know spy-ware or ad-ware?
> > i
> > have recently found this process running in the backround and have had
> > adds
> > popping up left and right. if this is the problem i will stop the process
> > but
> > i dont know if this is an essential file or not
>
>
>


file type altre32.exe