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Old 12-29-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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hi all, my problem is that i have two files in system 32 that are nearly spelt the same, diskperf.exe and diskpperf.exe,
my avg resident shield brings up diskpperf.exe as a trojan downloader. avg asks if i want to force remove it, but could cause a crash of my system, can anybody advise me please

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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So, I can't find anything on Google relating to diskpperf.exe, but know that many malware applications will disquise themselves as other processes or be named very similar to cause confusion like this. I would boot into Safe Mode with networking and download MalwareBytes and run a scan. Then boot back up into normal windows and run CCleaner's registry cleaner.

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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diskperf.exe is your Disk Performance Configuration Utility file, part of MS.

not sure about the diskpperf.exe one
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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diskpperf.exe is not an OS file, id say delete it. If it doesnt delete is because theres a lock on it, download hirens boot cd and boot to mini windows and then delete the file from there
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:52 AM   #5
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You can always boot in safe mode and do scans. I suggest looking files up on systemlookup or processlibrary.
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