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Old 04-14-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default What does this error message mean???

This error message keeps poping up everytime I logon.

Can't attatch a screen dump so here it is:

"Windows cannot find 'C:\PROGRA~1\SOFTWA~1\soproc.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for the file, click the Start button, and the Search".

Searched but unable to locate the file.

Any help would be appreciated.

I run Windows XP.

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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try emptying out your c:\windows\prefetch folder and see if it goes away.

edit: after a google search I found that it is spyware, you need to make sure that process is not running when you start windows, if it is, disable it, and you also need to run spyware removal programs.
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Yeah, Tommy is right, look here

http://www.liutilities.com/products/...ibrary/soproc/
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try emptying out your c:\windows\prefetch folder and see if it goes away.

edit: after a google search I found that it is spyware, you need to make sure that process is not running when you start windows, if it is, disable it, and you also need to run spyware removal programs.
Emptied it and restarted but error message still there. Opened the prefetc folder again and 29 items had appears again.

Run Spybot and cleared out all spyware.

Unsure what this means:
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you need to make sure that process is not running when you start windows, if it is, disable it
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Default Re: What does this error message mean???

Click start, go to Run, and type msconfig, and look under the startup tab.

Or, post a hijackthis log

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
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I would run a registry cleaner also to fix any errors that are in your registry
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Click start, go to Run, and type msconfig, and look under the startup tab.[/url]
That's done it - cheers.

System seems to be running faster also.
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yeah, when you get rid of spyware it will run faster
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