when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

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ow1ty2
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when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by ow1ty2 » Fri May 20, 2022 11:39 am

https://youtube.com/shorts/7EBgSVa5nSc?feature=share I've put the video about the phenomenon here
My system is Windows 10 Home, reboot the machine doesn't help and the only way to solve it I've found yet is re-install the desired program. But some are games and they take hours to download. What can I do?

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by solo » Fri May 20, 2022 11:07 pm

What happens when you remove SE?

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by ow1ty2 » Sat May 21, 2022 1:03 am

The problem still exists

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by solo » Sat May 21, 2022 1:18 am

You've uninstalled SE and deleted its installation file and the problem persists?

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by ow1ty2 » Sat May 21, 2022 3:51 am

Yes, the problem persists even if I re-install Windows

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by solo » Sat May 21, 2022 5:18 am

Do you mean you have erased the system drive and installed Win10 from an official ISO and the first thing you see is SE window?

If you simply re-installed Win10 on the existing system drive's files, you have not eradicated the malware which initiates the strange phenomenon. Whatever it is, it has nothing to do with SE. Perhaps a virus intends to establish a VPN channel to its HQ.

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by nobody12 » Sun May 22, 2022 8:36 am

ow1ty2 wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 3:51 am
Yes, the problem persists even if I re-install Windows
How did you reinstall Windows? Like solo told: If you really made a clean reinstall, the behaviour you describe will be gone.
But I guess this is not malware, rather a strange setting happend accidentally.
delete all contents of the %TEMP% folder.
delete all contents of the %WINDIR%\TEMP folder
Try to reset the standard-Apps setting in the computers setting.
Create a new administrative user, try with this profile.

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by ow1ty2 » Fri May 27, 2022 2:06 am

nobody12 wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 8:36 am
ow1ty2 wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 3:51 am
Yes, the problem persists even if I re-install Windows
How did you reinstall Windows? Like solo told: If you really made a clean reinstall, the behaviour you describe will be gone.
But I guess this is not malware, rather a strange setting happend accidentally.
delete all contents of the %TEMP% folder.
delete all contents of the %WINDIR%\TEMP folder
Try to reset the standard-Apps setting in the computers setting.
Create a new administrative user, try with this profile.


I re-install windows 10 in PE environment, and it seems to be formatting the C:/ then install a new Windows 10, btw synaptic.exe seems to be related to the issue as the problem now appears again when I allow synaptics.exe to work, the issue appears again though it’s no longer SE but another programme

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Re: when I try to run other .exe files, SE VPN's instalation process starts

Post by solo » Fri May 27, 2022 11:23 pm

ow1ty2 wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 2:06 am
I re-install windows 10 in PE environment, and it seems to be formatting the C:/ then install a new Windows 10...
Are you running WinPE and trying a live Windows re-install? It can not possibly work as PE is compiled only offline. Perhaps you meant Windows 10 in VM environment?

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