Seem to have closed... a lot

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TheShadow395

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Oh dear oh dear.

I seem to have closed several Windows processes... by, uh, accident. I started using a program called "EndItAll 2", which, as the name implies, closes all the stupid pointless proggies which clog up your system. It has built-in and default safeguards, neither of which I have changed... and yet...

It seems to have lodged itself somewhere or done something really horrible so now I can't execute any programs. I can't start them manually and they don't open at startup.

(The) last time I used EndItAll, I think after a while my PC froze (it does that a lot, but that's a different story :) ) and I Ctrl/Alt/Del-ed my way out. It seems, however, that Windows has forgotten how to do such complex things as launch programs.

Ctrl/Alt/Del list ATM

Tech Support Guy Forums - Post New Thread - MSie
Explorer
Explorer [no, that's not a typo]
mdm

notably NOT systray, which has shown up before...

I've tried Safe Mode - makes no difference
Was about to try changing my shell to Progman [Win 3.1 style], but I decided to seek (expert :cool: ) help here instead.

There's some technical (programming) info on EndItAll at:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,573112,00.asp

Any help will be very mcuh appreciated!

Thanks,
Alex

PS: Using WinME
 

flavallee

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It's only been 21 minutes between your 2 posts. Give these guys a chance to answer you. This service is free and is run by people who want to help. Don't expect an answer at the snap of your finger.

What do you have checked and running in MSCONFIG?


Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
 

TheShadow395

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Sorry, it's just that I need to get it working for my dad - he has loads of work to do on Tuesday and needs the PC. Thanks, and sorry again. I'll calm down now :).

Erm, btw, I do mean I can't run anything - including MSCONFIG...
oh...
take that back...

I think I can run 16-bit programs in DOS - I can open EDIT in a DOS prompt, anyway.
 

TheShadow395

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I can change my shell to the program I want, though... Startup list coming soon...

Appended:
Now!

==================================================
StartupList report, 05/01/2003, 14:57:11 AM
StartupList version: 1.50
Started from : C:\WINDOWS\STLIST.EXE
Detected: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVSYNMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSSTAT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\WEBSCANX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STLIST.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSOffice\Office\OSA.EXE
Pop-Up Stopper.lnk = C:\Program Files\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe
Works Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSWorks\Calendar\WKCALREM.EXE

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
Mouse.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mswheel.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

TaskMonitor = c:\windows\taskmon.exe
bpcpost.exe = c:\windows\SYSTEM\bpcpost.exe
SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
3dfx Tools = rundll32.exe 3dfxCmn.dll,CMNUpdateOnBoot
Tweak UI = RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
McAfeeWebScanX = C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\WebScanX.exe
Canary = C:\WINDOWS\Canary.exe
sp = regedit -s C:\WINDOWS\sp.reg
1stImpression = C:\PROGRAM FILES\1STIMPRESSION-2.5.0\1ST.EXE /CHANGE
wcmdmgr = C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
QuickTime Task = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
MessengerPlus = "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Extension\MsgPlus.exe"
System Profile = c:\windows\system\regsrv.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

LicCtrl = rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\MMFS.DLL,Service
State Manager = C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
Load PowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
winmodem = WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
Cleanup = C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPLETE CLEANUP TRIAL\compind.bat
Machine Debug Manager = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE
Wallpaper Switch = C:\wpchange.bat
McAfeeVirusScanService = c:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
*StateMgr = C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
StillImageMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
System Profile = c:\windows\system\regsrv.exe
Lightbulb Joke = C:\Maestro\LbJoke\Maestro.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

MSMSGS = "C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\msmsgs.exe" /background
SOS = C:\PROGRAM FILES\STEGANOS ONLINE SHIELD\SOS.EXE /s

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

[Disabled]
CloneCDTray = "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD v4\CloneCDTray.exe"
EZStart = C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE UTILITIES\EzStart.exe
wcmdmgr = C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
LoadQM = loadqm.exe
ddeproc = C:\Program Files\Acceleration Software\Webcelerator\ddeproc.exe
LSPfix = C:\Program Files\Common Files\eAcceleration\LSPfix\LSPmonitor.exe normal
Go!Zilla dial-up fix = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOZILLA\GO.EXE" /FIXRAS
QuickTime Task = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
PCHealth = c:\windows\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
Simu =

[OptionalComponents]
*No values found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

[Disabled]
McAfee Virus Scan = C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE
Scheduling Agent = mstask.exe
McAfee TaskMaster = "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Crash Protector\TASKMSTR.EXE" /taskman:1

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .EXE:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command

(Default) = winampw.exe "%1" %*

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
(* = disabled by HKCU twin)

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4395}] *
StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

[>PerUser_MSN_Clean] *
StubPath = c:\windows\msnmgsr1.exe

[PerUser_LinkBar_URLs] *
StubPath = c:\windows\COMMAND\sulfnbk.exe /L

[{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}

[{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}

[>IEPerUser] *
StubPath = RUNDLL32.EXE IEDKCS32.DLL,BrandIE4 SIGNUP

[{9EF0045A-CDD9-438e-95E6-02B9AFEC8E11}] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\updcrl.exe -e -u C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\verisignpub1.crl

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ie4uinit.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Load/Run keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

load=
run=c:\fvault.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=stlist.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CURVES~1.SCR
drivers=mmsystem.dll power.drv

--------------------------------------------------

Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

C:\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

--------------------------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
(Created 31/12/2002, 16:37:2)

[rename]
nul=c:\windows\TEMP\~f1d055.tmp

--------------------------------------------------

C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

SET COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
SET windir=C:\WINDOWS
SET winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
SET PROMPT=Windows ME $p$g
SET TEMP=C:\windows\TEMP
SET TMP=c:\windows\TEMP
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
SET CTSYN=C:\WINDOWS
C:\PROGRA~1\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\DOSDRV\SBEINIT.COM
SET PATH=c:\windows;c:\windows\COMMAND;C:\PROGRA~1\MSOFFICE\OFFICE;C:\PROGRA~1\WIN98RK;c:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\PGP65
SET DIRCMD= /P /O:GNE
SET CLASSPATH="C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0\QTJava.zip"
SET QTJAVA="C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0\QTJava.zip"

--------------------------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\WINSTART.BAT listing:

@C:\WINDOWS\tmpcpyis.bat

--------------------------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\DOSSTART.BAT listing:

C:\PROGRA~1\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\DOSDRV\SBEINIT.COM
@echo off
REM
REM
LH C:\PROGRA~1\MSHARD~1\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Checking for superhidden extensions:

.lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.exe: not hidden
.com: not hidden
.bat: not hidden
.hta: not hidden
.scr: not hidden
.shs: HIDDEN!
.shb: HIDDEN!
.vbs: not hidden
.vbe: not hidden
.wsh: not hidden
.scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.js: not hidden
.jse: not hidden

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\FDIEHLP.DLL - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6}
(no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\WAVETOP\BIN\WAVEIE.DLL - {EA7F9A52-0A05-11D2-98C5-00104B7229C2}
(no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
(no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\DAP\DAPIEBAR.DLL - {0096CC0A-623C-4829-AD9C-19AF0DC9D8FE}
(no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBHANCER\PROGRAMS\WHIEHLPR.DLL - {c900b400-cdfe-11d3-976a-00e02913a9e0}
(no name) - C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\STUMBL~1.DLL - {D44BBB61-E17F-4AE6-A502-8D7E0B29E616}
(no name) - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMET.DLL - {1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}
CSBrBHO - C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMET\INSTALL\TEMP\BRBHO12A.DLL - {96DA5BEE-4ACC-476C-B3EC-54C6730C4293}
(no name) - c:\windows\system\googletoolbar_en_1.1.66-deleon.dll - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

PCHealth Scheduler for Data Collection.job
Refill the Printer.job

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[CV3 Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WUV3IS.DLL
CODEBASE = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/R824/V31Controls/x86/mil/en/actsetup.cab

[HeartbeatCtl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\CONFLICT.1\HRTBEAT.OCX
CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/zone/Z4/heartbeat.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

[Zoom Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\ZACTIVEX.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.zoomify.com/download/zoomify204.cab

[QuickTime Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTPLUGIN.OCX
CODEBASE = http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

[{8522F9B3-38C5-4AA4-AE40-7401F1BBC851}]
CODEBASE = http://66.28.45.60/Download_Plugin.exe

[iCC Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\PCPCONNCHECK.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/pcpConnCheck.cab

[IntraLaunch.MainControl]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\INTRALAUNCH.OCX
CODEBASE = file://D:\SuperCD\IntraLaunch.CAB

[{95844941-7934-4693-92D9-8202EA7B20ED}]
CODEBASE = http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumble.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Winsock LSP files:

Protocol #1: C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll
Protocol #2: C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll
Protocol #3: C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll
Protocol #4: C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll
Protocol #11: C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 11,354 bytes
Report generated in 2.523 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
 

TheShadow395

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Also, I have a shortcut to shutdown, which involves RUNDLL32, but this no longer works, saying it cannot be run without "wtndll.exe". Does this mean anything to anyone?
 
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are you sure that doesn't say windll.exe instead of w<B>T</B>ndll.exe
that would be more virus, if it is....

and this too:
Lightbulb Joke = C:\Maestro\LbJoke\Maestro.exe

just the ones i saw that stuck out....
 

TheShadow395

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Messages
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Thanks, but I'm afraid that CANARY.EXE is some logging thing I installed some time ago so that (bright idea, eh? :) ) I could look at what I'd done before stuff went wrong. And LbJoke is a custom thing I put on at startup to show a lightbulb joke ( :D ) at startup and forgot to remove.

I'll run a virus scan today though, I'll keep you posted.

One thing I noticed, though, was that although StartList showed all the processes I am familiar with, neither C/A/Del nor my system tray showed any of these, with the exceptions of wmexe and mdm on C/A/D and my virus scanner in the tray.

Another thing - a few programs do seem to open - WinZip opens after a download (namely StartList) and images open in IrfanView, a freeware image viewer I have.

[Appended]:
In fact, it seems that files will open in the program they have associations with, so if need be I can create associations for all programs I run and empty files with names like ' ' and maybe be able to open stuff like virus scanners w/o having to edit my shell!

Thanks for your time,
Alex
 
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