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[Resolved] System Registry Edit Utility appears at start-up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fjflemin, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. fjflemin

    fjflemin Thread Starter

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    When I first startup my computer I get a box with the following:
    System Registry Edit Utility
    REGISTER KEY VALUE FLAGS
    VALUE not used when creating, erasing, deleting, or viewing registry keys:
    FLAGS:
    /b to ring bell
    /c to create key
    (then there are several others)
    then a button with OK

    After my desktop has completely loaded I cac click OK and the box goes away.
    My questions are:
    What is this?
    Why is it showing up on startup?
    How do I get rid of it?
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Frank,

    This is an odd one, and it certainly doesn't sound like anything I've seen before.

    It would be useful to see your startups:

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Paste the contents in your post.



    Good luck,
     
  3. fjflemin

    fjflemin Thread Starter

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    Tony,
    Here is the inofrmation you requested.
    *StateMgr c:\windows\system\restore\statemgr.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    AvconsoleEXE c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\avconsol.exe /minimize All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CISrvr Program c:\compaq\internet\cisrvr.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Compaq Internet Setup c:\compaq\internet\inetwizard.exe /run All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CompaqSysTray cpqpscp.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CPQEASYACC c:\program files\compaq\easy access button support\cpqeadm.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    EACLEAN c:\program files\compaq\easy access button support\eaclean.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Essdc essdc.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    IrMon irmon.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    LexmarkPrinTray printray.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    LexStart lexstart.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    LoadPowerProfile rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,loadcurrentpwrscheme All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    LoadPowerProfile rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,loadcurrentpwrscheme All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    LoadQM loadqm.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    McAfeeWebScanX c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\webscanx.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    McAfeeWebScanX c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\webscanx.exe /runservices All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    MSMSGS "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background .DEFAULT HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    OEMCLEANUP c:\windows\options\oemreset.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Office Startup c:\progra~1\micros~4\osa.exe -b .DEFAULT Startup
    PCHealth c:\windows\pchealth\support\pchschd.exe -s All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    RealTray c:\program files\real\player\realplay.exe systemboothideplayer All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    ScanRegistry c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SchedulingAgent mstask.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    Service Connection c:\cpqs\bwtools\bwtray.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SSDPSRV c:\windows\system\ssdpsrv.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    SynTPEnh c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SynTPLpr c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntplpr.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SystemTray systray.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    TaskMonitor c:\windows\taskmon.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Tray Temperature c:\program files\aws\weatherbug\weatherbug.exe 1 .DEFAULT HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    VsecomrEXE c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\vsecomr.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Vshwin32EXE c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\vshwin32.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Vshwin32EXE c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\vshwin32.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    VsStatEXE c:\program files\network associates\mcafee virusscan\vsstat.exe /showwarning All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    WheelMouse c:\program files\wireless 4d mouse\4dmain.exe -startup All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You have far too much in there, plus some stuff routinely responsible for causing errors, and slowing your machine down.
    Let's remove all unnecessary and harmful stuff from startup.

    Go to Start/run, and type msconfig.
    On the Startup tab, uncheck EVERYTHING, EXCEPT for the following items

    *StateMgr
    Avconsole
    CPQEASYACC
    EACLEAN
    IrMon (only if you use Infrared devices)
    LoadPowerProfile (2x)
    McAfeeWebScanX c
    MSMSGS (optional)
    PCHealth
    ScanRegistry
    SchedulingAgent
    SynTPEnh c
    SynTPLpr c
    SystemTray
    Tray Temperature (optional)
    Vshwin32EXE
    VsStatEXE
    WheelMouse

    Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot (important!)

    The items marked 'optional' aren't neccessary for Windows to run either, or can be easily started up manually when required, and you may experiment later by unchecking them as well.

    Download and install Ad-Aware . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

    After having downloaded AAW, also download the latest Signature file (Reflist.sig) : http://www.lsfileserv.com/aaw/binary/reflist.zip
    Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

    Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, click continue, and have them removed.
    Reboot one last time.

    Now have your system scanned on line at <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>

    Your computer will thank you for this, and you'll be amazed about how much more smoothly your system will run.

    I've got a hunch it will correct your problem as well.

    If not, we'll look further.

    Good luck,
     
  5. fjflemin

    fjflemin Thread Starter

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    Tony,

    I have followed your recommendations and it appears that the problem is corrected. Thank you very much for your help!!
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You're welcome. :)
     
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