Strange files in XP Startup

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quint41

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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 

quint41

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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)
 
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