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C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Secure\Icons\temp\tmp1CF1.exe Error after Startup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello there. Hope you can help me.

    Just last night, after an Avast! Quick Scan, my laptop started having the error stated above after start-up. I don't know why. I didn't even delete or moved to chest anything (in Avast). I thought it was  just a fluke so I restarted my PC but kept having the same pop-up alert.

    "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Secure\Icons\temp\tmp1CF1.exe>>> Windows cannot find 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Secure\Icons\temp\tmp1CF1.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

    I haven't done or type anything yet when I get the error.

    It's getting annoying and disconcerting at the same time. Please help me resolve this. Thank you.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 1:20 AM

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  • sounds like a virus or malware that got removed from your computer with your anti-virus software. Sounds like the virus put these shortcuts to itself to load itself up after a reboot. Run MSConfig to lookup and remove items from your computer startup as needed. Run a full scan to make sure no other viruses are present. 


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    Monday, September 15, 2014 1:33 AM
  • Hi Sam, thanks for the advice. Did a boot-scan and antivirus detected a few remnants. It's okay now, though. 

    Thank you! God bless.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 3:08 AM
  • Hi Sam, thanks for the advice. Did a boot-scan and antivirus detected a few remnants. It's okay now, though. 

    Thank you! God bless.

    sure, no problem. Please mark ans answered to close this thread.

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    Monday, September 15, 2014 8:13 AM
  • Not quite closed. After getting rid of what you can with a decent antivirus, you have one thing more to do to avoid recurrence: You must physically delete the directory sub-tree, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Secure\ from your disk. Being a system area, you cannot touch it from within Windows. You must create and boot up a Windows Emergency disk (I'm not going into this here), run up a command line session, go to the drive shown as your system drive (probably not c, in my case h), cd  \ProgramData\Microsoft\ and del /s/y Secure/.

    That does it and now end-of-thread.

    Monday, January 12, 2015 11:10 AM
  • I had this problem too, thank you, I will delete the whole folder and monitor the PC the next days.

    Also you can delete the folder from within Windows by:

    1. Open Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC)
    2. Kill explorer process
    3. "File -> Run" type "cmd"
    4. Navigate to folder (cd "ProgramData\Microsoft\")
    5. Type "rm -rv Secure"

    This should remove the directory and its contents 

    Good luck!

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:10 AM