Calc.exe starts at boot time


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None

Hi
Innumerous instances of Calc.exe starts automatically at boot time in
my machine!
It continuously keeps spawning new threads of calc until my PC runs out
of memory!
I have to click on the icon on the taskbar and click "Close Group"
several times before I can continue working.
I saw a similar post under win98. I tried all that was mentioned there,
but in vain.

My System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1.47GHz, 312 MB DDR RAM

NO Scheduled Tasks, NO Autorun.inf files in computer
I checked Startup files
I checked msconfig

This has become a big nuisance. Please help...
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

None said:
Hi
Innumerous instances of Calc.exe starts automatically at boot time in
my machine!
It continuously keeps spawning new threads of calc until my PC runs out
of memory!
I have to click on the icon on the taskbar and click "Close Group"
several times before I can continue working.
I saw a similar post under win98. I tried all that was mentioned there,
but in vain.

My System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1.47GHz, 312 MB DDR RAM

NO Scheduled Tasks, NO Autorun.inf files in computer
I checked Startup files
I checked msconfig

This has become a big nuisance. Please help...

If you just want to remove the nuisance, rename calc.exe to
calculator.exe both in the DLLCache folder and in the
System32 folder, in this order.

If you want to find out what's causing the problem, disable
all startup tasks visible under msconfig, then re-enable them
one at a time until the problem returns.
 
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None

Hey It Worked!
Although I haven't had the time to go check each process, I've renamed
it in DllCache and System32.
I was wondering why deleting calc.exe in system32 re-created it!
I'd forgotten all about "Windows File Protection".
Thanks a million!
-Vivek R S
 

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