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#1 Pentaborane

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 20:48

Apparently I have "SMINST\launcher.exe"

What is it?
How bad is it?
How do I get rid of it (if I should)?

Thanks a million guys.


#2 metallithrax

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 20:53

Does this help - http://forums.cnet.c...ssageID=2604911

#3 OP Pentaborane

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 21:11

Does this help - http://forums.cnet.c...ssageID=2604911


The general consensus (over at that link) seemed to be that it was normal.

But I seem to find so many sites that say its bad...

I don't know, I am just confused I guess.

#4 metallithrax

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 21:20

The general consensus (over at that link) seemed to be that it was normal.

But I seem to find so many sites that say its bad...

I don't know, I am just confused I guess.


This one any more help then - http://forums.vnunet...;threadID=42120

#5 Code.Red

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 21:53

Do you have an OEM computer? HP, Dell, Gateway?

#6 OP Pentaborane

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 22:32

Do you have an OEM computer? HP, Dell, Gateway?


Yes, I have an HP.

#7 +rr_dRock

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:00

http://forums.spybot...ead.php?t=12948

That deals with it...

the SMINST folder seemed to be on a lot of HP computers when I was searching.
soft thinks launcher seems to have something to do with SoftThinks PC Angel.
Here's their webpage.
http://www.softthink...m/pc_angel.html

Also,this is on Castlecops services list:
http://www.castlecop...3list-2384.html
If you go to C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\,you should probably see PCAngel.exe in there.



#8 SuperJediMedia

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 21:17

Is it safe to remove it from Runonce? What program need it?



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