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Author Topic: what is/who makes: stopdefragment.exe?  (Read 3851 times)
russp
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« on: March 18, 2012, 07:02:29 pm »

In msconfig, I found "stopdefragment.exe" being run at startup.  It's by an "unknown" manufacturer.  I googled the file name and couldn't determine where it comes from. 

If it is used by MyDefrag, then great!  But does anyone know?

question 2) I've also stopped windows7 from running it's defragger since I'm running MyDefrag's schedules.  Does anyone know, Does the windows defragger work against Mydefrag?  (If I'd left it running).  Or are the two programs non-conflicting?  I ask because I know MyDefrag has it's own special file-sorting methods (as far as where files are placed on the hard-drive.)

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 07:57:07 pm »

In msconfig, I found "stopdefragment.exe" being run at startup.  It's by an "unknown" manufacturer.  I googled the file name and couldn't determine where it comes from.
Did you search where on your disk the file is? should give an idea where it comes from?

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If it is used by MyDefrag, then great!  But does anyone know?
It's not part of MyDefrag.

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Does anyone know, Does the windows defragger work against Mydefrag?  (If I'd left it running).  Or are the two programs non-conflicting?
They use conflicting file placement strategy's so the builtin defragger should be disabled if using MyDefrag.

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 05:12:37 am »

There are some online quick-stops to test, but it probably IS a virus; Check @
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https://www.virustotal.com/

A program like CCleaner can stop it from running at startup, or you could do it manually:

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StopDefragment

Startup type : Registry Startup, [HKLM..Run] or [HKCU..Run]
Display Name : StopDefragment
Path : Install\StopDefragment.exe

How to remove startup entry.
Open a command prompt. (Run a command prompt as Administrator in Windows vista/7)
Copy command line and Paste.

echo Start
echo #
echo ######################## Default dirctory for x86 x64 ########################
echo #
echo this command is default system32 directory for x86 OS or x64 OS
cd %windir% & cd system32
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "StopDefragment" /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "StopDefragment" /f
echo #
echo ######################## Change the dirctory for x64 ########################
echo #
echo this command is x86 application's registry for x64 OS
cd %windir% & cd syswow64
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "StopDefragment" /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "StopDefragment" /f
echo End

Done.!
Close the command prompt.

If it's loaded as a Windows Service, then perhaps something like Sysinternals AutoRuns can be used to delete it, or something simpler, like: How to Delete a Windows Service in Windows 7, Vista or XP, Remove windows service ? and/or a software like the Windows Service Commander.

PS.
Services are detailed @


I must've used "like" at least 5 times in this post. xD
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