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It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. I suggest you look at the answer provided by Malwarebytes.org: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?h...01owtopic=23701exile360 Sep 6 2009, 09:48 AM Post #4 Check out this thread on the vistax64 forums. SS If you know more about Scheduler.exe, share your knowledge and help other users. The anal retentive side of me is not content just leaving it "disabled" for the lifespan of my computer :-).

I am not too comfortbale with unknown processes at startup.Thanks,Raj Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Launcher.exe by Marianna Schmudlach / October 11, 2007 1:05 AM PDT In reply While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER. What Are EXE Files? Does anyone have any ideas how to recover? « Next Oldest · Kaspersky Internet Security & Anti-Virus for Windows · Next Newest » 3 Pages 123> Forum Home https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303104/sminstexe/

So, would you recommend disabling it until needing it for a system restore? Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. This means, if you have your recovery disks you are protected to reinstall all your programs from the D partition together with your recovery disks, if you don't have them, you

Is it something I should be concerned about?Thanks so much for helping a newbie here. One down, many more to go. . . Is there anything else in that C:\Windows\SMINST folder that could give a clue, eg a ReadMe, or any other txt file?Mark Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - well.. How do I remove it?

The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. We do not claim any responsibility for the results of the actions taken from the content linked below - complete these tasks at your own risk. Other versions/locations would need further research. http://www.solvusoft.com/en/files/error-virus-removal/exe/windows/ibm-inc/os-2-warp/sminst-exe/ More Search Options [X] My Assistant Loading.

If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below. Keeping track of when and where your SMINST.EXE error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem. Click the Uninstall button on the top menu ribbon. Again, thanks for the advice!

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Launcher.exe by kwen2008 / June 5, 2008 11:12 AM PDT In reply to: hmmm I've just bought an HP desktop and found Launcher.exe have a peek at these guys Click here to Register a free account now! Several functions may not work. I deal with it in a simple way.

instructions. What is %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe? Thanks for your patience.PeterThis is being flagged on my computer as an active threat also - "Trojan program Trojan.Win32.AntiAv.gkc". The HP page also says that you can only make ONE set of disks and they only would work with that particular computeryou can read more athttp://search.hp.com/query.html?charset=iso-8859-1&lk=1&la=en&nh=10&rf=0&qs=&hpvc=sitewide&uf=1&st=1&qt=softthinks+launcherI hope this information helps

You can find, however, general info about Trojan Horse virus on antivirus software websites like McAffee.I think each antivirus software company has their own database of viruses which maybe different at One user didn't rate it ("don't know"). If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately (download a highly-recommended backup solution) to protect yourself from permanent data loss. Browse EXE Files in Alphabetical Order: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X

Is this helpful?Raj Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Could be by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 10, 2007 8:53 PM PDT In reply to: well.. The good news is that you can often update the device driver to fix the EXE problem. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

I just wanted to say thank you, your reply was the first instance where there was any proof that disabling it or removeing would speed it up so i did and

Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. EXE ("executable") files, such as SMINST.EXE, are files that contain step-by-step instructions that a computer follows to carry out a function. A black box will open with a blinking cursor. It probably is a general launcher application that softthinks uses for all their software.

Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK. See also: Link RA Part of HP backup manager. Instructions for Windows 8: Hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to produce the Start Menu image. If this junk isn't occasionally cleaned out, it can cause OS/2 Warp to respond slowly or provides an SMINST.EXE error, possibly due to file conflicts or an overloaded hard drive.

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. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. "sminst.exe" Started by Picolo , Mar 17 2010 10:20 AM Please log in to reply 3 replies to this and to verified its SoftThinks software Share this post Link to post Share on other sites MBAM OR SAS    Regular Member Topic Starter Honorary Members 56 posts Location: Some where I have a Vista machine using KIS 2010 as well and this machine has not received the Alert since the Malware Database update earlier today.

Locate SMINST.EXE-associated program (eg. by Marianna Schmudlach / October 11, 2007 1:39 AM PDT In reply to: results ..because: Prevx1 V2 2007.10.11 Heuristicso, you are fine Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - thanks If this were me I would move the Startup folder shortcut to a new Programs list folder I created called "Disabled startup", then reboot and see if anything happens. Thanks, Marianna.I will sleep well tonight Raj Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - (NT) Glad you got it sorted.