All rights reserved. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. In most cases, it helps to check the Windows registry for kak.hta errors! This was done before the reinstall of 98SE.
I dont suggest that u get a ripped or pirate version as they come with viruses built in. Posting Guidelines Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.Eng-Tips Posting Policies Jobs Link To This Forum! Then the worm shuts down Windows. Looks like a clever bug and it can hide well. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/kak.hta-2380.html
RE: How to remove an unwanted window (kak.hta) during every start up of PC whizz90 (Computer) 25 Sep 02 00:27 I agree you should get an anti virus program,i use Norton Programs and files can have a strong impact on the performance of a Windows operating system. Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.
The original "autoexec.bat" is copied to "C:\AE.KAK". I haven't tried the REGFIX yet. Join over 733,556 other people just like you! I also removed a lot of fonts from my font folder.
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I have removed KAK from my start up menu several times and everytime I restart it is somehow back again. Norton quarantied a virus called wscript.kakworm virus. 31/07/2000 Norton virus definitions are unable to clear the virus. If the file is located in another folder, you may have selected this path when installing the software. Then it modifies the Windows registry in such a way that it will be executed in every system startup.
Any other thoughts? http://www.hardwareforums.com/startup-list/kak-hta-kak.7363/ The worm also adds a registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\cAg0u and edits AUTOEXEC.BAT to make Windows launch it on startup. Thank you so much 1cell!! BleepingComputer.com will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.
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Talk With Other Members Be Notified Of ResponsesTo Your Posts Keyword Search One-Click Access To YourFavorite Forums Automated SignaturesOn Your Posts Best Of All, It's Free! kak.hta is considered to be danger. Again, if any reference to cAgOu or an HTA file is found, delete it.
After I click off the window, everything seems to work fine.
I opened the C\AE.KAK file in Notepad and it appeared to have something to do with my Asus cd rom drivers???? I deleted OE and reinstalled it and also reinstalled Windows 98se. But the other methods didn't work. It appears that Outlook express, internet explorer had some security hole which used to harbour this worm.
The most import part of the procedure is to install the microsoft patch. Art 0 LVL 6 Overall: Level 6 Windows OS 5 Message Expert Comment by:1cell2000-05-04 Comment Utility Permalink(# a2778509) reboot to DOS and type: copy ae.kak autoexec.bat 0 Message I had app 1300 in there and now I have maybe 700. However, there is a certain unwritten protocol here which you should be aware of.