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wdisneymom

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I had installed a program called postcode and then uninstalled it. Now everytime I boot up I get a message "PC Set =C:\postcode" then it continues booting
How can I get rid of this??
 

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Are you running W98 or Windows ME?

If so, try this

Click on Start>Run, key in msconfig and press enter.

Click on the "Autoexec.bat" tab. Now do you see that Postcode statement listed? If so, clear the checkmark next to it and click on Apply. Follow the prompts to restart.

If you don't see it listed, Click on the "Startup" tab. Do you see it listed there?. If so, clear the checkmark next to it and click on Apply. Follow the prompts to restart.

Let us know what happens.
 

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How many days has it been since you installed Postcode?

Have you done any other installs or system changes since you installed PostCode?
 

wdisneymom

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I installed and uninstalled it about 2 weeks ago
I've not done any other changes
 

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Then a registry restore is not going to help. We need to find where it's executing at startup, so hang in there and we'll find it.

Go back to Msconfig

Click on Start>Run, key in msconfig and press enter.

Click on the "Config.sys" tab. Now do you see that Postcode statement listed? If so, clear the checkmark next to it and click on Apply. Follow the prompts to restart.
 

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there is only one thing listed and checked

devicehigh=C:\windows\command\drivespace.sys/move

should I do anything with that
 

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Let try this

Click on Start>Run, key in msinfo32 and press enter. In the Left pane, double left click on "Software Enviroment" then do the same on "Startup Programs". Now you should see your startup programs in the left pane. Click on Edit>Copy.

Now come here and click on "PostReply". Right click in the reply window and select Paste.
 

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Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE"
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
Norton Auto-Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
 

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Well it's not loading from your registry. Do this to give us a good look at everything in Startup.

Go <a href=http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Only_IE.html> here</a> and download Startlog.com

Once it's downloaded, double left click on it to execute it. You'll then see the log appear on the screen at the end. Click on Edit>SelectAll. Then click on Edit>Copy.

Now come back to this thread and click on "PostReply". Right click in the reply window and select Paste.
 

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---------- C:\WINDOWS\desktop\StartUp.Log

Start-Ups checked at 12-02-2001 9:11:38.26a
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StartUp Log for Windows 95/98 - Freeware by rmbox
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Comments:

This is a log of all the programs on your computer that
are starting automatically every time you start Windows.
Using this log can be a quick way to spot trojans.

StartUp Log (version 1.53) - Release Date 8/19/2001

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

StartUp Log Index

1. HKLM Run
2. HKCU Run
3. HKLM RunOnce
4. HKCU RunOnce
5. HKLM RunServices
6. HKLM RunServicesOnce
7. WIN.INI file
8. SYSTEM.INI file
9. AUTOEXEC.BAT file
10. StartUp folder
11. All Users StartUp
12. Misc. StartUp Configurations

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

The following is a list of your current Start-Ups
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

1. HKLM Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ScanRegistry"="C:\\WINDOWS\\scanregw.exe /autorun"
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
"LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"
"Norton Auto-Protect"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\NORTON~2\\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET"


==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

2. HKCU Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]


==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

3. HKLM RunOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

4. HKCU RunOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

5. HKLM RunServices - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
"LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"
"ScriptBlocking"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Symantec Shared\\Script Blocking\\SBServ.exe\" -reg"


==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

6. HKLM RunServicesOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]


==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

7. WIN.INI File - (c:\windows\win.ini)

Your win.ini run/load lines should look like run= and load= exclusively.
There should be nothing to the right of the equal signs.


These are the run and load lines in your WIN.INI file

run=

load=

==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

8. SYSTEM.INI File - (c:\windows\system.ini)

Your system.ini shell line should look like shell=Explorer.exe exclusively.
You should only see Explorer.exe following the equal sign.


This is the shell line in your SYSTEM.INI file

shell=Explorer.exe

==========================================================================
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9. AUTOEXEC.BAT File - (c:\autoexec.bat)

(Some trojans have been known to start from this file)


These are your program startups and set paths in your autoexec.bat file

@REM ***********************
@REM The next line is needed by AFD Postcode
@REM Please do not delete.!
SET PC=c:\postcode
@REM ******************************
@ECHO OFF
rem
rem *** DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE! ***
rem
rem This file was created by the System Configuration Utility as
rem a placeholder for your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Your actual
rem AUTOEXEC.BAT file has been saved under the name AUTOEXEC.TSH.
rem

==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

10. StartUp Folder - (c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup)

Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.


These are the shortcuts located in your StartUp folder

C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk

==========================================================================
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11. All Users Folder - (c:\windows\all users\start menu\programs\startup)

Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.


These are the shortcuts located in your All Users StartUp folder


*(No start-ups found)*

==========================================================================
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12. Miscellaneous StartUp Configurations

-============================-
Registry StartUp Directories
-============================-

Should show the Start Menu StartUp and All Users StartUp directories

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[1] HKCU - Shell Folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

"Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

.....................................................................

[2] HKCU - User Shell Folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


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[3] HKLM - Shell Folders

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders

"Common Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

.....................................................................

[4] HKLM - User Shell Folders

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders


.....................................................................

-=======================-
Registry Shell Spawning
-=======================-

Open Commands for Executable File Types

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.exe file - RegPath = HKCR\exefile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.com file - RegPath = HKCR\comfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" /S"
(.scr file - RegPath = HKCR\scrfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.bat file - RegPath = HKCR\batfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.pif file - RegPath = HKCR\piffile\shell\open\command)

@="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\MSHTA.EXE \"%1\" %*"
(.hta file - RegPath = HKCR\htafile\shell\open\command)

-=========================-
HKLM RunOnceEx - Registry
-=========================-


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx]


-====================-
StubPaths - Registry (Partial Listing)
-====================-

(Please see the StubPath.txt on your desktop for complete listing)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components


"OldStubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\ie4uinit.exe"
"RealStubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\COMMAND\\sulfnbk.exe /L"
"StubPath"=""
"StubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"StubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"


-=========================-
ICQ Inet Registry StartUp
-=========================-

Shows applications that start when connected to Inet


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mirabilis\ICQ\Agent\Apps]
"Launch Browser"="Yes"
"TempFile"="C:\\WINDOWS\\TEMP\\\\s3vvo30h..html"


-=====================-
Screen Saver Settings (Possible system.ini start-up)
-=====================-

SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\3DTEXT~1.SCR

==========================================================================
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- Supplemental Environment Information -

TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND
COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
PC=c:\postcode
windir=C:\WINDOWS

File - c:\windows\Wininit.ini

==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

- End -
 

Bryan

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It's loading from Autoexec.bat, Go back and give this a try again

Click on Start>Run, key in msconfig and press enter.

Click on the "Autoexec.bat" tab.

Now do you see SET=C:\Postcode.exe statement listed? If so, clear the checkmark next to it and click on Apply. Follow the prompts to restart.

And also do this

Start>Find>Files, key in wininit.ini and press enter. If it's found, Right click on it and rename it wininit.xxx

Restart Windows
 

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the only entry in my autoexec.bat is

@C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NAVDX.EXE /startup

it was not in find...files ...etc
 

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Do this,

Start>Find>Files, key in autoexec.bat and press enter. How many are found?

Right click on any found and select "Edit". Do you see the Postcode statement?
 
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