Posted on 2006-07-13
Since I installed the MS security update 908531 (security bulletin MS06-015), back in April, I've this pesky little program "verclsid.exe".
Many times I have deleted it, renamed it, searched whole drive and deleted from prefetch etc.
I have also uninstalled the MS update.
However, it still keeps returning. Am I missing something fundamental here?
And in returning, it consumes just about 100% CPU and thus stalls the system until stopped.
To workaround this until I find a complete solution I have scheduled a batch file to delete it every 1 hour. It still slips through the net on occassion (I can shorten the run time to every 5 minutes but there must be an answer somewhere).
Once it has run (and then I stop it), several programs - random programs, could be firefox, powerpoint whatever, - then function in the same way as verclsid did, i.e. consume full CPU and hang the system.
My only answer to date has been to reboot when this happens (very annoying).
Due to the length of time passed a system restore is not an option sadly.
I am looking for complete solutions to this and not just links to "rename it" or "uninstall the patch" as I have found and tried all those myself.
Many thanks for any help to be offered.