ootr.exe: Should I disable this?

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  1. Wmastriano

    Wmastriano Registered Member

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    While I was in the system configuration utilty, I found this start up item & command and wonder if I should disable this as well:

    START UP ITEM
    ootr

    COMMAND
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\ootr.exe

    Forgive me if I added this thread incorrectly or to the wrong forum.
    I attempted to thread this into the hijack forum but could not do it.
    Thanks.
     
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    Wmastriano


    Read this link:https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24 Read the faq
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I did a search on that ootr.exe file and must have looked at twelve HJT logs and it was recomended to delete it on everyone of them.
     
  4. Wmastriano

    Wmastriano Registered Member

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    Thanks Big C.

    I went into the systems configuration utility & unchecked the wt, Wild Tangent and ootr.

    When I did a restart I got a window saying that I have to go to Normal and undue the changes because Windows is in Diagnostic/Selective start up mode.

    What do I do now?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    you should have an option to ignore or stay in selective startup. My xp has been in selective start before and I just checked the box to not be notified of selective startup again. if you have xp click start/then in the run box type msconfig/ and then just click the setting you want. I would think that with the changes you made you want selective start
     

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    Wmastriano Registered Member

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    Looking good Big C.
    I am in Selective mode and it seems to be running A-OK.
    Thanks. I realy appreciate the help.

    Is there any way I can delete or uninstall these items?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    You might try a search of your comp. start/search/ type in ootr.exe or start/run/type in ootr.exe If anything comes up refering to ootr.exe delete it.
     
  8. Wmastriano

    Wmastriano Registered Member

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    Deleting ootr and Wild Tangent

    I did searches for wt, Wild Tangent, other Wild Tangent types and ootr. No dice. Couldn't find them. I also did some exploring looking for the addresses listed in the systemconfiguration utility and couldn't find them either. They are really hidden.

    Gotta go for now. The wife is staring at me and wants to check her email. I'll check tomorrow. Be well Big C and all who reply.
     
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  9. Arin

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    Re: Deleting ootr and Wild Tangent

    dear Wmastriano, have you unchecked the option to HIDE PROTECTED OPERATING SYSTEM FILES from FOLDER OPTIONS? sometimes when we uninstall a program it leaves some registry junks. thats why we get some start-up items that doesn't exist anymore.
     
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    Re: Deleting ootr and Wild Tangent

    ootr is almost certainly purity scan hijacker/adware /popup maker /diverter etc

    post a hjt log in the correct forum and we'll clean you up properly

    disabling with msconfig IS NOT a good idea with these pests, they need fully removing, both the actual file and it's start up registry entry and the other files that ALWAYS accompany it

    please follow instructions here
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15913
    and post a hjt log in the hijack forum
     
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