View Full Version : Winservs.exe

Jack Ponting
12-09-2002, 08:44 AM
Two days ago I installed Cyberscrub to tidy up hard drive space. It did such a good job, now there is no System Restore date before that.
I have uninstalled the programme (too vicious for me) but now "Winservs.exe" has appeared on my start up list. I cannot remove it because it says "cannot delete as windows is using it". Since then I have had an enormous increase in pop-ups, could that be related? I operate with Win ME. Any advice, please?

12-09-2002, 09:05 AM
Its apparently some Adware, and badly coded as well. It can hog resources.

Use AdAware (from www.lavasoft.de) which should remove it and any other adware type programs.

12-09-2002, 09:26 AM
If it's in use, will Ad-Aware be able to remove it? I tried that with one that was in use and it came up with an error.

Try Ad-Aware, as it'll be easiest, but otherwise, you may need to boot into safe mode and delete it.

If its still in use, you'll need to boot into DOS (Scary... :p) and delete it from in there, remembering that in dos, replace names longer than 8 letters with the first six followed by ~1, so Program Files becomes Progra~1


BTW, Haven't we done this but with some sort of a mpg or avi file?