Ivan.exe Process?

By 4iv4n
Jun 23, 2009
  1. Hello, my name is Ivan.
    I was looking through my processes that were running one day and noticed an ivan.exe, which takes up 50 CPU.
    Can someone please explain to me what this process is, and hopefully tell me its not a virus of some sort?

    Thank you
  2. chola

    chola TS Rookie

    Can i ask you a question?
    Have you tried to change name of start button?
    Because,if you tried,there is program(dont know name)which makes your own explorer.exe,and with it,you can change the name of "start"...and in processes you have ivan.exe instead of explorer.exe. Try to disable process "ivan.exe" and run "explorer.exe" ( Ctrl+Alt+Delete>File>New Task(Run...)>C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe )

    Hope this solved the problem ;)
  3. chola

    chola TS Rookie

    Can you help me with my problem? (thread after yours)
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    chola, if this is in reference to your other thread, it is a totally different problem. Telling someone to disable a process when it isn't identified, could cause serious system problems.

    4iv4n , Please read this information about ivan.exe: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/archive/index.php/t-42691.html

    Synopsis: IVAN, "short for Iter Vehemens Ad Necem, is probably one of the meanest roguelikes out there." It is included in the category Games - RPG (5)
    from a site called http://www.portablefreeware.com/?sc=132

    I couldn't get a clear description of what it did. Have you recently downloaded games in this category? Are they on the Startup menu?

    If you cannot identify this as coming from any legitimate download you intentionally did, suggest you remove from Startup, uninstall in Add/Remove programs, then follow these steps in the Virus & Malware removal forumVirus and Malware Cleaning steps in that forum.

    Begin a new thread there after completing the steps and attach the 3 logs for review.
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