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Strange files in XP Startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by quint41, Apr 18, 2004.

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  1. quint41

    quint41 Thread Starter

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    Just checking my XP startup list to see if there's anything I can uncheck. I found these two items, and I can't find any information about them on the internet. And that worries me. I do have full McAfee running, virus, firewall, etc., etc. These are the files:

    c:\WINDOWS\bedeh.exe
    c:\WINDOWS\czddt.exe

    They are in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    I'm not exactly a geek, so go easy on me, please! :)

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. rude

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    I can't find anything about them either,but you could try unchecking them to see if anything stops working.Strictly speaking,you don't really have to have anything in startup.
    The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.
    Just in case,I would do an online scan of the system from:
    http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    You also need to download a good Spyware and Trojan Removal program.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsda

    SpySweeper:
    http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php
    This will also protect your home page from being hijacked.

    Ad-Aware:
    http://www.lavasoft.de/

    With any of the above three programs, just like with Anti-Virus software, should have the latest updates installed before doing a scan.

    CWShredder:
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.exe

    KazaaBeGone
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/kazaabegone.zip

    Programs that can help prevent getting infected:

    Spyware Blaster
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Spyware Guard
    http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
     
  4. quint41

    quint41 Thread Starter

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    I did uncheck them, and don't see any difference.

    I run McAfee Anti-virus, firewall, spam killer, and privacy service. Do you recommend spybot and the rest of them on top of what I've already got?

    Thanks again. (y)
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Typically I run all those programs. Have yet to see a single one catch everything.
     
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