What is MSMGT.EXE please

  [DELETED] 18:05 18 Aug 2003

I was just on a desktop wallpaper site and when I clicked on a picture up popped a window saying updating system. I closed the net but when I checked startup progs. I found MSMGT.EXE. I unticked it on startup, restarted and deleted the prog. Can any of you good folks tell me what it is please. many thanks in advance. Andy

  [DELETED] 18:19 18 Aug 2003

Certainly looks like spyware Andy. Have you got rid? run a search to see and do you have a firewall? expand HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE/Software Microsoft Windows Current Version and finally click on
Run. Listed in the right pane you will see the startup items, including
MSMGT. With RUN selected choose Registry / Export Registry file and save the
key in a file - say MSMGT_Saved or similar. Then delete the MSMGT entry by
highlighting it and choosing Edit / Delete.

Reboot and see if its still there

  [DELETED] 18:31 18 Aug 2003

click here and scroll down to msmgt.exe to see that it is indeed a 'nasty'.

click here to remove

  [DELETED] 18:56 18 Aug 2003

Many thanks to you both. I see it seems to be common on porn and file sharing but I was given the damn thing on a desktop wallpaper site. I can only presume it came via one of the many pop-ups. As soon as I saw the wee window appear I turned off the net so as it was running the progress bar to update my system, it imediately went when I closed the net. I have now ran Ad-aware and checked for any new file/folder created between 17th and 18th. Also the usual search of my computer and there;s no sign of it. Perhaps with me closing the net it didn't get time to fully install. once again, thanks very much for your help. cheers. Andy.

  [DELETED] 19:16 18 Aug 2003

Yeah we believe you :o)

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