conime.exe, safe or harmful?

#1
I've just started using windows 7 and I was going through msconfig turning off things for startup. I noticed a exe that does not have a manufacturer. I've read that it MAY be safe, or MAY be harmful and was wondering how I could tell.

Startup Item - Conime
Manufacturer - Unknown
Command - %windir%\system32\conime.exe
Location - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I have Windows 7 64-bit
 


lmjai

New Member
#2
AFAIK there are 2 conime.exe knows files, 1 of them is a windows file that has something to do with support for asiatic languages, the other one is a "backdoor Input Method Editor Remote de BFGhost 1.0". I'd run a virus scan on the comp but I don't think you need this file in the start-up anyway.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#3
Exactly,

look for bfghost.exe in Task Manager.

You'll now know you have a virus.

Here;s instructions if you need them:

1. Kill the following processes in the Task Manager:
bfghost.exe, editmm.exe, conime.exe

2. Unregister service.dll in Windows\system\

How? Start - Run - copy and paste:

REGSVR32 /u C:\Windows\System\service.dll

Press Enter and REBOOT.

3. Remove the following files
bfghost.exe, editmm.exe, read it.txt.
conime.exe in Windows\
regsys.vxd, service.dll in Windows\system\
 


#4
only things in my task manager are...

crss
dwm
explorer
firefox
nvvsvc
PSUNMain
taskhost
taskmgr (obviously) >.<
winlogon

I would list services... but I doubt anyone wants to look through that, nor do I want to type it...
 


#5
I'm also wondering how it got on my system... because I'm generally extremely safe with my computer, have Panda Cloud Antivirus on here before I connected to the internet, got all my updates asap, browse with firefox. Only thing I do that's kinda naughty is torrents/limewire. Panda Cloud isn't the greatest at getting RID of problems, but it has the highest detection rate supposedly because of it being cloud and such.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#6
That I can't tell you, I haven't heard of panda Cloud until this post.

Maybe a more standard anti-virus would help I prefer Avira free.

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#7
Additional Info,,,

"conime.exe is a part of the the Microsoft Windows Operating System and is essential for the secure and safe operation of your computer."

However,,,

it is also related to....

"a process which is registered as the Input Method Editor Remote administration backdoor tool. This backdoor application can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system."

Also see... conime.exe Windows process - What is it?
 


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