FNZ.exe keeps recreating itself and will not go away

Hey everyone,

My friend has a file called FNZ.exe that is consistently running and recreating itself after he tries to delete it.  If he opens up the task manager and ends the task, the dirty little bugger just pops up again.  I did a search on the web and couldn't find much.  I'm assuming another .exe just recreates it.  Any idea what this .exe is or any suggestions on how to fix it?

Thanks
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nothing8171Asked:
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stevenshealthcareCommented:
Have you run anti-virus and anti-spyware in Safe Mode?
Try AdAware and SpyBot. Microsoft has a free product as well.
SpyBot has an option during setup called Tea Timer. Utilize this. When run with HijackThis it aids
in preventing items registring themselves again.
Also, click Start and then Run.
Type in MSCONFIG. Locate the tab "Startup".
Uncheck any items that are not obviously desired (such as MS Office, etc.).
You may also check the Registry for items listed within Run.
I suggest you backup your Registry prior to any changes.
To check for startup items:
Click Start
Click Run
Type regedit
Double click HKEY_Local_Machine
Software
Microsoft
Windows
Current Version
Run
Check the right hand side of the open window for items listed. You may find the executable listed that is starting iteself.
If you locate it here, right click on ONLY that file and select "delete".
Reboot to test.
8-)
David
r-kCommented:
You can change permissions on the file so that it cannot be used by anyone, then reboot.

(0) If running XP Home Edition, then reboot in Safe Mode first.

(1) Right click on the file in Windows Explorer or My Computer, select Properties

(2) Click on the Security tab.

(3) Click on the Advanced button.

(4) Uncheck the box labeled "Inherit from Parent...", then click "Remove"

(5) Close all windows.

(6) Reboot.

This will prevent the file from running the next time, and render it harmless.

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r-kCommented:
To find out what other application might be infecting your system, please get and run HijackThis from http://www.hijackthis.de/. Post the scan results back to that web site (not here), and then post a link to the analyzed results so we can advise further.
dnudelmanCommented:
Use Stinger

http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/s-t-i-n-g-e-r.exe

And Ad-aware:

http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10399602.html?tag=pop

Remember to desactivate the sistem restore opcion.
To do that right click on My Computer, then go to system restore and check the box.

After that run Stinger and Ad-aware, restart your system and activate the system restore.

That will solve your problem.



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