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Can't delete/remove grpconv.exe

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We're doing some vulnerability remediation and grpconv.exe keeps coming up. The file is located in c:\windows\system32\. I am aware that grpconv.exe is used to convert legacy start menu items to a newer format. This is a Windows Server 2003 SP2 system, and so grpconv.exe is not needed on the server.

If I delete or rename c:\windows\system32\grpconv.exe, the file reappears after a few seconds. That's a clear warning sign. However, neither a Trend Micro manual scan or HijackThis reports anything odd on this system.

Thoughts/ideas?
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OP_Zaharin earned 500 total points
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hi,
- try to remove it using remover tool specifically for removing GrpConv:
http://www.securitystronghold.com/gates/grpconv.html

- or manually remove it using this method:
http://comprolive.com/remove/harmful/exe/ctfmon-exe-service-exe-wininet-exe-grpconv-exe
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BTW, the simplest solution is to just reboot the server in Safe Mode and delete the files manually. So that's done.
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