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Offline justinlee

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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2010, 09:05:25 PM »
No, nothing. That is why i find it strange that it is there in the first place.
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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2011, 08:26:24 PM »
avast said that this was a virus and i deleted it with avast.  now i read that it's not a virus but an actual hp file.  what does this file do and how do i get it back??  thanks.

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2011, 09:13:13 PM »
Deletion isn't really a good first option (you have none left), 'first do no harm' don't delete, send virus to the chest (a protected area) and investigate.

Now that it is gone it is history, no copies, not in the recycle bin, gone.

Always best to do the research before deletion, move to chest (the default action) gives you that breathing space.

It can be used during the HP recovery process, if you plan to use the HP recovery process to restore your system to factory setup (generally not a good idea). You may be able to get a copy via the HP web site/support.
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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2011, 10:01:23 PM »
Deletion isn't really a good first option (you have none left), 'first do no harm' don't delete, send virus to the chest (a protected area) and investigate.

Now that it is gone it is history, no copies, not in the recycle bin, gone.

Always best to do the research before deletion, move to chest (the default action) gives you that breathing space.

It can be used during the HP recovery process, if you plan to use the HP recovery process to restore your system to factory setup (generally not a good idea). You may be able to get a copy via the HP web site/support.

is this the reason why i'm not able to do system restore after deleting this file?

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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2011, 10:04:47 PM »
I don't think so. It's an HP file not a Windows System Restore one...
The blocking of system restore was discussed a lot of time. Unfortunately, without an answer from avast team :'(
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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2011, 05:44:34 AM »
thanks guys

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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2011, 03:42:41 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

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Re: KillIt.exe
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2011, 07:53:15 PM »
Apparently that program isn't only flagged by avast!
From what I've read, Avira, MSE and a few others also tagged it as a virus.
Hopefully you'll be able to get the file directly from HP.
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