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03-21-2012 04:54 AM
Hello, I have a repeated problem with the message 'Remind Exe' flashing on my task bar, every time I access the internet.
if I 'allow' nothing seems to happen, if I reject, it just goes away until next time I access the internet.
1.It carries the sign I associate with HP folders
2. It slows program access down till I clear it.
3. Numerous scans carried out since this developed, never a problem shown.
Any idea how to rid?.
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03-23-2012 09:35 AM
Sorry you're having this issue with the repeated pop-up.
Typically, remind.exe is an application that reminds the user to register software he or she has installed. Remind.exe is a non-system process and as such is considered safe-- unlikely to pose any harm to your system. But it can be a nuisance as you've discovered!
It is possible to get the issue to go away:
Follow these steps first:
1. Click the "Start" button and then click on Run
2. Type in msconfig in the box and then click OK
3. Locate and click on the “Start Up” tab. Search for the file in the list called remind.exe. Uncheck the box and click OK
4. Restart your computer and it should be fixed
After following those steps I recommend that you run an antivirus scan. You may have your own software or you may want to get a free program such as the one Microsoft has one on their website. To access the free Microsoft antivirus program go to the Microsoft Security Essentials website. Follow the on screen instructions for the download, installation, and scans.
I hope this helps you to solve the issue.
Thanks for being a loyal HP customer!
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03-23-2012 01:41 PM
Hello there, thank you for taking the time to try to help with this problem.
Sadly, I am not a great IT person, and when I select 'Start'', I cannot find a 'run' option displayed. I have tried the 'All Programs' and 'search' options that come up, also looked in 'control panel' and 'computer' options to find 'run' and a box to enter 'misconfigur', without success.
Maybe I am looking in the wrong place, or have a different desktop.
03-23-2012 04:56 PM
Thanks again for your response. Whilst I did not see the 'run' you mention, I re-read your post and realised that I had put a misspelt entry in the search; misconfig instead of 'msconfig'. When I typed in the correct word, I accessed the file ok.
I just have to figure out what can safely be unticked now.