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Ever since having installed Explorer 6 there is a notepad screen on the desktop after booting up. It is "INS C3A1" Mostly unreadable garble except for "File Description Web Install 8" then further down "File Version 1,0,0,15 F". I have uninstalled Explorer 6 and still get the notepad. I reinstalled 6 and still get the notepad. It is very annoying. I have P3/450, Windows 98, 40G HD
Help.

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Im not sure this will work... but right click on start & exp;ore........looking at the startup files & folders... do you see a notepad styanding out from the others?

if so check it & delete it.



Savvy :)

If that doesn't help I'll ask someone else
 

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Thanks but it is not anything that is in the start menu. I have never seen it before downloading EXplorer 6 so it has to have something to do with that. Any other suggestions?

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Go to start/settings/control panel/add remove ... look thru til you find IE6... click it then click uninstall or repair... a window will pop up & ask if you want to repair or uninstall... click repair


see if that does it


Savvy :)
 

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I first tried to repair 6 taht did not work so I uninstalled 6 and it still appears on 5.5. I then reinstalled 6 and still have it. Any other thoughts anybody?

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deal, could you give us a gander at your startup programs by downloading the Startuplog.zip file from the site below. Run Startuplog.com and copy/paste the full contents of the Startuplog.txt file it creates into your next reply. Stubbpaths.txt is not needed.

http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html

Is this file deleteable when it pops up?
 
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Rog- Just out of curiosity, why the need for the program with w98?
 
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What program, Startuplog? It gives a much more robust look at all the different places from which programs can load, many of which don't show up in msinfo32 > startup programs or msconfig -- and the specific registry keys or files where they are called from.
 

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Here is the file you requested. Is it deleteable? It comes up as any notepad would. I just close it.

C:\WINDOWS\desktop\StartUp.Log

Start-Ups checked at 12-09-2001 9:05:10.38a
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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 1.54) - Release Date 12/12/2001

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

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

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__________________________________________________________________________

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

1. HKLM Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SandIcon"="C:\\ImageMate CompactFlash USB\\SandIcon.Exe"
"CriticalUpdate"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\wucrtupd.exe -startup"
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
"ScanRegistry"="C:\\WINDOWS\\scanregw.exe /autorun"
"HPSCANMonitor"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\hpsjvxd.exe"
"LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"
"AVG_CC"="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\GRISOFT\\AVG6\\avgcc32.exe /startup"
"HP Lamp"="C:\\Program Files\\Hewlett-Packard\\HP PrecisionScan\\PrecisionScan\\HPLamp.exe"
"StillImageMonitor"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\STIMON.EXE"
"PopUpKiller"="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\POPUP KILLER\\POPUPKILLER.EXE"
"WebInstall2"="C:\\WINDOWS\\TEMP\\INSC3A1.TMP /R /A"
"IntelliType"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Hardware\\Keyboard\\type32.exe\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"NoChange"="1"
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"


==========================================================================
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2. HKCU Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Taskbar Display Controls"="RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY"


==========================================================================
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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"
"Avgserv9.exe"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\GRISOFT\\AVG6\\Avgserv9.exe"
"TrueVector"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\ZONELABS\\VSMON.EXE -service"
"MiniLog"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\ZONELABS\\MINILOG.EXE -service"
"SchedulingAgent"="mstask.exe"


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

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=HPFSCHED

load=

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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

@C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\bootup.exe
SET CTCM=C:\WINDOWS
SET SOUND=C:\PROGRA~1\CREATIVE\CTSND
SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H1 P330 T6
@SET CLASSPATH=C:\PROGRA~1\PHOTOD~1.0\ADOBEC~1

==========================================================================
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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\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.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

C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\ZoneAlarm.lnk

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

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

Should show the Start Menu StartUp and All Users StartUp directories

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

[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


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

[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]


-=========================-
HKU (.Default) Run - Registry
-=========================-


[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Taskbar Display Controls"="RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY"


-==============================-
HKU (.Default) RunOnce - Registry
-==============================-


[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


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

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

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components


"RealStubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
"OldStubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
"OldRealStubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\msnmgsr1.exe"
"StubPath"=""
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\COMMAND\\sulfnbk.exe /L"
"RealStubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"OldStubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"OldRealStubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"RealStubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"OldStubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"OldRealStubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\updcrl.exe -e -u C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\verisignpub1.crl"

-=================-
DOSSTART.BAT File - (c:\windows\dosstart.bat)
-=================-

C:\WINDOWS\CTCM


LH C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~7\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE

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


==========================================================================
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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
CTCM=C:\WINDOWS
SOUND=C:\PROGRA~1\CREATIVE\CTSND
MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E
CLASSPATH=C:\PROGRA~1\PHOTOD~1.0\ADOBEC~1
windir=C:\WINDOWS

File - c:\windows\deletefi.ini

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This looks very suspicious deal:

"WebInstall2"="C:\\WINDOWS\\TEMP\\INSC3A1.TMP /R /A"

I don't know of any "legitimate" programs that continue to run from a temp folder. And I don't see any "hits" on "WebInstall2"

So go to start, run msconfig and remove the check for it under the "startup" tab.

Reboot, (Notepad shouldn't come up) run regedit and navigate to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
rentVersion\

RUN-

It will be in the Run- folder if it has been unchecked in msconfig. With run- highlighted, look in the right hand pane for it and right click and delete it.
 
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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=HPFSCHED

load=


does that mean that run=HPFSCHED is wrong ?

Savvy :)
 
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Hey Lisa. HPFSCHED is a small TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) that will remind you to clean the cartridges in your DeskJet from time to time in order to keep print quality high. It can be unchecked in Startup as it really isn't necessary.
:) sharon
 

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Thanks alot for the help. I ran msconfig unchecked it then ran regedit and deleted it. Thanks again.

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