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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fpat, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. fpat

    fpat Thread Starter

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    MSCONFIG shows a program is activated at startup, but it does not start. I notice that the program does not show a path listing like all the other startup programs. Is there some way to edit the startup list in MSCONFIG to add the path?
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    Would you please tell us what that program is?

    Also do this:

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Now paste the contents here.
     
  3. fpat

    fpat Thread Starter

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    The program is popup stopper. Here is the list:

    Sched.exe Startup Group D:\Home\vb6programs\Calendars\schedule\Sched.exe
    startdue.exe Startup Group D:\Home\vb6programs\startdue\startdue.exe
    ZoneAlarm Common Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe" -nopopup
    load Win.ini HPWHRC.EXE
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    Tweak UI Registry (Machine Run) RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    seticlient Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\[email protected]\[email protected] -min
    TaskbarNews Registry (Machine Run) D:\DOWNLOADS\TASKBARNEWS.exe
    Dcfssvc Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\System32\Drivers\dcfssvc.exe
    Pop-Up Stopper Registry (Machine Run)
    TrueVector Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
    MiniLog Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\MINILOG.EXE -service
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You could indeed edit the Pop-up Stopper string value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to point to the correct executable, but a much better solution would be just to uninstall and reinstall the program.
     
  5. fpat

    fpat Thread Starter

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    The funny part is that the program used to start automatically, but then stopped for some unknown reason. So I did uninstall it and reinstalled it, but have the same problem. Unless there is a simpler way, I guess I will try to reinstall again, and if that doesn't do it I'll try to edit the registry per your suggestion. Thanks for your answers.
     
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    I just reinstalled the pop-up stopper, and all is well. Another of life's mysteries. Thanks again.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    You're welcome.

    Glad to hear you got it working again.
     
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