I have been running a shortcut to a .bat file which runs a .exe file in the command window as soon as windows launches. Since I started doing this I have encountered a weird problem. It will run no problem all day, if the machine reboots it starts up just like it should. The last 2 nights when I woke up the program was not running. NOt only was it not running, but the .exe file was not actually in the directory anymore it has been removed.
I am completely stumped as to why this is happening. I thought that maybe my antivirus (AVG Free) was doing it on some sort of automatic scan. I disabled and removed the antivirus yesterday and it was still the same when I woke today.
I tried looking through the event log but I am not sure exactly what I am looking for. From what I can see the machine did reboot.
Any thoughts? What can happen that would make windows delete a running .exe file?