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Installed EEK 10 - WinPatrol detects new startup entry

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I recently installed EEK version 10.0.  When I start the program I get a popup message from WinPatrol that a new program "grpconv -o" wants to be added to the startup menu.  I reject it, but it keeeps coming back.  From what I can see is this program hwas used in old verions of Windows (3.1, 95, 98).  Why am I seeing this after installing 10.0?

I am running Windows 7 64 bit SP1, MSE, Malwarebytes Premium, Malwatebytes Anti-Exploit and WinPatrol.

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This program provides the translation of groups and group items to folders and links. It can be launched by some third party startup programs. You can just allow it. If you would not like it to run, you may need to find which startup item is the launcher of this program.

Source https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/11ba6e09-8ff5-4518-a744-b23ccd0275de/grpconv-0?forum=w7itprogeneral

How to perform clean Start https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/331796

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... When I start the program I get a popup message from WinPatrol that a new program "grpconv -o" wants to be added to the startup menu. ...

Does WinPatrol tell you what grpconv is executing? When grpconv is executed there's always a parameter of some sort telling it what to do.

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It's possible that that information is only available in their "PLUS" version.

In this case it's probably safe to allow it to be created, but if you really want to know what it is then we can use FRST to find out after allowing it with WinPatrol. Here's some instructions for running FRST:

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) from one of the following links, and save it to your Desktop (please note that some web browsers will automatically save all downloads in your Downloads folder, so in those cases please move the download to your desktop):

For 32-bit (x86) editions of Windows:

For 64-bit (x64) editions of Windows:Note: You need to run the version compatible with your computer. If you are not sure which version applies to your computer, then download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your computer, and that will be the right version.
  • Run the FRST download that works on your computer (for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 please right-click on the file and select Run as administrator).
  • When the tool opens click Yes for the disclaimer in order to continue using FRST.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • When the scan is done, it will save a log as a Text Document named FRST in the same place the tool was run from (if you had saved FRST on your desktop, then the FRST log will be saved there).
  • Please attach the FRST log file to a reply using the More Reply Options button to the lower-right of where you type in your reply to access the attachment controls.
  • The first time the FRST tool is run it saves another log (a Text Document named Addition - also located in the same place as the FRST tool was run from). Please also attach that log file along with the FRST log file to your reply.

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GrpConv is created immediately after launching EEK10, also I noticed vds and mbengine processes in task manager which I never saw before.  GrpConv worsened my pc performance,  i notice this when  playing online. Even if I remove it from startup entry PC is still glitched. The only solution was system restore. Why it was necessary to add this weird service to EEK?? I can't use EEK anymore if it will slow down my PC.

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I did some testing on my own, and got an export of the registry value that is being created:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
"GrpConv"="grpconv -o"
I've informed our QA Manager so that he can look into this.

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If you'd like to be notified automatically when there's an update for one of our programs, then please feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed from our changeblog. ;)

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Just to give you a quick update: The problem will be fixed in the next version of EEK (and EAM for that matter). There is unfortunately no ETA for the update yet.

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