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    Stupendously Stumped? Guest

    Removing file name Kontiki

    Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I should
    not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
    programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
    something like to find out that this program gave itself a special permission
    in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware sweepers
    nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
    system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
    the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on Vista
    and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
    lend some guidance?

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    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendously Stumped? View Post
    Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I should
    not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
    programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
    something like to find out that this program gave itself a special permission
    in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware sweepers
    nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
    system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
    the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on Vista
    and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
    lend some guidance?
    Hi,

    Make sure it does not have a process running in Task Manager. Next, take ownership of the file, then try deleting it. This tutorial will show you how to take ownership of the file.

    Take Ownership of file

    Shawn

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    jlee1951 Guest

    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    Try looking at the info on web page identified below -

    kontiki.exe - Here is the scoop on Kontiki Client as it pertains to computer
    network security. The big question: what is kontiki.exe and is it spyware,
    ....
    www.auditmypc.com/process/kontiki.asp


    "Stupendously Stumped?" <Stupendously Stumped?@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message news:259F2842-FC1D-4E18-AABB-98992E6E24D4@xxxxxx

    > Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I
    > should
    > not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
    > programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
    > something like to find out that this program gave itself a special
    > permission
    > in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware
    > sweepers
    > nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
    > system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
    > the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on
    > Vista
    > and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
    > lend some guidance?


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    Stupendously Stumped? Guest

    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    Thank you for the info and website, it was helpful, but I would still like to
    remove it, but can't due to permissions being block by it.

    "jlee1951" wrote:

    > Try looking at the info on web page identified below -
    >
    > kontiki.exe - Here is the scoop on Kontiki Client as it pertains to computer
    > network security. The big question: what is kontiki.exe and is it spyware,
    > ...
    > www.auditmypc.com/process/kontiki.asp
    >
    >
    > "Stupendously Stumped?" <Stupendously Stumped?@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in message news:259F2842-FC1D-4E18-AABB-98992E6E24D4@xxxxxx

    > > Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I
    > > should
    > > not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
    > > programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
    > > something like to find out that this program gave itself a special
    > > permission
    > > in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware
    > > sweepers
    > > nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
    > > system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
    > > the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on
    > > Vista
    > > and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
    > > lend some guidance?
    >
    >

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    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendously Stumped? View Post
    Thank you for the info and website, it was helpful, but I would still like to
    remove it, but can't due to permissions being block by it.
    Have you tried to take ownership of the file, then try deleting it yet? It should give you the permission needed to delete it. If not, then boot into Safe Mode and take ownership of it from there, and delete it. This tutorial will show you how to take ownership of the file.

    Take Ownership of file

    Shawn

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    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to go to ;
    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
    Then
    Click Name column heading to order list by name
    Look down the list for KService
    Right-Click & Select Disable
    ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
    Have had no problems since doing so.

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    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    "SillyDog" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to
    > go
    > to ;
    > Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
    > Then
    > Click Name column heading to order list by name
    > Look down the list for KService
    > Right-Click & Select Disable
    > ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
    > Have had no problems since doing so.
    12-11-2007

    Maybe Shawn is still monitoring this thread and will reply after all
    this time.

    I won't be holding my breath.



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    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    The thread's a bit old for the OP, but thank you for sharing your results for the next person.

    Quote Originally Posted by SillyDog View Post
    The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to go to ;
    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
    Then
    Click Name column heading to order list by name
    Look down the list for KService
    Right-Click & Select Disable
    ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
    Have had no problems since doing so.

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    Joan Archer Guest

    Re: Removing file name Kontiki

    Shawn never misses a thing <g>

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    "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
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    > "SillyDog" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
    > news:9fa65da34b1a56f061d6cce6c2724d5a@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >>
    >> The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to go
    >> to ;
    >> Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
    >> Then
    >> Click Name column heading to order list by name
    >> Look down the list for KService
    >> Right-Click & Select Disable
    >> ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
    >> Have had no problems since doing so.
    >
    > 12-11-2007
    >
    > Maybe Shawn is still monitoring this thread and will reply after all this
    > time.
    >
    > I won't be holding my breath.
    >

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