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Solved: F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bookime wood, Nov 8, 2005.

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  1. bookime wood

    bookime wood Thread Starter

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    Hi I wonder if somebody could identify this entry, not seen it before, but recently upgraded to sp2 and I am thinking it might be from that. I know what the other entries are.


    F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe(((((((THIS ENTRY))))

    Thanks



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 15:51:52, on 08/11/2005
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
    C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
    C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\GOLFGTI16V\My Documents\HijackThis v1.99.1\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.2\TrojanHunter.exe

    F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe(((((((THIS ENTRY))))



    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ManualRun] "Z:\AUTORUN\AutoRun"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBDrvDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Drive Det\SBDrvDet.exe /r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLSTATEXE] C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe icon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [%FP%Friendly fts.exe] "C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.2\THGuard.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServicesOnce: [washindex] C:\Program Files\Washer\washidx.exe "GOLFGTI16V"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{5C7ED414-227D-4C40-8E77-52916DF2AB44}: NameServer = xxxxxxxx
    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: Sygate Personal Firewall (SmcService) - Sygate Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    It's safe.

    F2 is the UserInit entry which corresponds to the key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit which is found in Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003. This key specifies what program should be launched right after a user logs into Windows.
     
  3. bookime wood

    bookime wood Thread Starter

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    Good stuff cheeseball, many thanks
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    You're very welcome :)

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