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Ibm00025.exe error comes up at startup

By jalba
Jan 15, 2008
  1. hi....lil problem here.

    every time i turn on my computer, i get the following error pop up on my dektop:

    c:/program files/common files/ microsoft shared/web folders/ibm00025.exe cannot be found"

    can anybody assist please?
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Run msconfig & remove it from the startup. Apparently the application has changed path & as a result is not being launched at startup, if it doesn't stop your computer from operating properly then it wasn't necessary from the beginning.
     
  3. jalba

    jalba TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 180

    to didou:

    looked inside msconfig, but it wasn't there....any other ideas?
     
  4. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 TS Rookie Posts: 27

  5. jalba

    jalba TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 180

    to Patrickja2007:

    what does that program do? i don't want to install something that may cause the system to crash or worse. is it like a registry cleanup?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Hi jalba

    Please download Startup Control Panel, here
    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
    There is no install required

    It is similar to MsConfig, but hopefully should show you the problem startup shortcut "ibm00025.exe"
    If so, just disable it (untick) and then restart to confirm that it is gone.
     
  7. jalba

    jalba TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 180

    to kinsland:

    i ill try that over the weekend. but it wont affect the system right?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Put it this way, I unticked everything in all tabs

    There are a couple of exceptions

    Antivirus
    Personnal Firewall
    Mouse drivers on laptops

    All other startup shortcuts are disabled

    Also this is reversable (by rerunning Startup Control Panel)
     
  9. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    But whenever you return back to normal start up to load your devices the malware will appear again. I told you what to do already!

    Have a good luck!



    ALL 4 NAIJA
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Patrickja2007 we are talking about shortcuts

    You are talking about "ibm00025.exe" (FILE) which cannot be found (because it's gone!!

    Patrickja2007, I am also concerned about some of your support info. Have you any experience in this ?

    Please do not advice anyone, anything unless you have lots of experience with these things. I have also checked other posts by you (on other threads), and this is why I have a concern
     
  11. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Thank you and I quit. Sorry to say you couldn't at first identify what that file ibm00025.exe stood for. Now you are mouthy about experience.

    I quit this forum for GOD sake. Bye everyone!



    ALL4NAIJA
     
     
  12. jalba

    jalba TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 180

    no such luck :( any other ideas?
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Start > run > sysedit

    Maximize the folder

    Probably in system.ini

    When you find it delete the whole line, exit then save (easier that way)
     
  14. jalba

    jalba TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 180

    ummmm kimsland....u go hate me for this, but the line's not there!!! it hiding reeeeallllll good.....lol
     
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Before we get the mainstream of replies comming in, I have one more suggestion which WILL show the startup shortcut

    Go HERE and download Autoruns

    After unzipping you will find the following files now: autoruns.chm autoruns.exe autorunsc.exe Eula.txt

    Double click autoruns.exe.
    If this is the first time you launch autoruns, you may be prompted to agree to the license terms. Either accept them and use autoruns or decline them and remove autoruns from your hard disk

    Now when it starts, it will do this big scan for everything that starts with your computer.
    Do NOT untick anything (even if you don't want it to start with Windows)
    I only want you to look on the right hand side, all the way down the long list for:
    c:/program files/common files/ microsoft shared/web folders/ibm00025.exe
    Once you find this startup entry, untick the box, on the left hand side, corresponding to it.
    Exit autoruns, and restart
    Hopefully it's gone !!

    Note: most of the files in Autoruns allow Windows to start, therefore do not disable anything but ibm00025.exe (The little bugger it is !

    Please reply back once done
     
  16. jalba

    jalba TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 180

    hi kimsland....just wanted to thank you cause the program did stop the ibm stuff to pop up :)
    But now the new thing at startup is that the "my computer" folder pops up! lol. close one door and another opens ...hehehe. i'll play around with autoruns to see if i cud stop THAT from happening.
    but sweet program though....how did u cum upon it?
     
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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