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Solved: Common Folder loads on boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pauledgarm, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. pauledgarm

    pauledgarm Thread Starter

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    When my computer boots up a Common Folder appears. Inside the Folder is a sub folder called Compaq connections. I tried to delete the folder but was denied access after unchecking Read Only. How do I stop this folder from appearing on boot up.
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    First off, go to Start | Programs | Startup. Is the common folder folder showing in there? If so, rightclick and choose delete.

    If its not there, it will be in your startup list. As XP won't allow you to create a startup list easily now, lets take a look at a HijackThis log, to pinpoint the exact entry:

    go to http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.

    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. pauledgarm

    pauledgarm Thread Starter

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    this has been fixed
     
  4. pauledgarm

    pauledgarm Thread Starter

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    This was fixed by sramesh2k
    Thank you. :eek:
     
  5. Flrman1

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    If this has been fixed, please post what you did to fix it. This will serve others who may be having the same problem.
     
  6. pauledgarm

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    Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Double-click "SSC_UserPrompt"

    Enclose the value data withing double-quotes, so that the following text:

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe

    becomes:

    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe"

    Close Regedit.exe
     
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