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There are a couple different situations where st5unst.exe might pop up.

What is ST5UNST.EXE?

This filename actually pops up in several different scenarios.

For example I've heard of an Uninstall program for Visual Basic 5's Setup Toolkit that's called 'ST5UNST.EXE'.

I've also come up with one instance of a virus that will overwrite or create a file by this name.

I'm assuming that if an anti-virus program has flagged the file as a problem, then it is indeed the virus in question. It's probably safe to allow the AV program remove it, but if you formerly had a legitimate program by that name, you may need to reinstall it someday ... if it ever turns out to be a problem. (It may not.)

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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March 29, 2007 3:03 PM

This file is also created by PC Watch spyware -- see the blurb about it on Symantec.

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