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I've installed Autoit.  I haven't created any scripts, haven't done anything with the program.

I  keep getting a message "Line 0 \File "C:\Users\raymm\AppData\Local\Disk\Autofit3\Settings.au3"

Error:Error opening the file.

 

The file doesn't exist.

I'm hoping for some guidance on what to do in this situation.

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raymm3852,

Alas, this seems to be happening more and more often lately. You appear to have been infected by some form of malware which is trying to open this non-existent file. I suggest a full anti-virus/malware scan as soon as possible, plus a good inspection of those programs running automatically at startup as it is one of those that is probably the root of the problem.

M23

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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raymm3852,

What he said. Something unwelcome created that Task Scheduler item - and will no doubt recreate it soon. That is what you need to find.

M23

Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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use Sysinternals Autoruns.exe to find where that script is and delete the entire folder it is in.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

 

Execute Autoruns.exe in Administrator mode, so you can turn off the offender, AND delete it from the registry using that tool. Then go to that location, delete everything as said above and reboot.

Edited by Earthshine

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