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rfcjr

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I originally had a server type protocol problem when trying to use my dialup. It would dial in and I would receive the handshake and then error out. I changed settings to what the instructions said. I still received the same error and problem. I removed the tcp/ip and reinstalled it and now can dial in and get a connection. But, I receive the error "FTP Software, Inc. TCP/IP Stack (Winsock)

You are using an evaluation version of this software and the license to use it has expired. Please contact your FTP Software distributor to purchase the software."

I have used nothing other than the original Windows95 cd that came with this Dell commputer. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.




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Could you clarify a bit further -- I take it this is a recoverable error and you are surfing and posting from the pc in question now?

It sounds like you have an expired FTP (File Transfer Program) trying to connect at startup. A shortcut to it may be in your Programs>Startup group directory. If you can determine what it is, simply delete the shortcut.

It might help us spot where this is coming from if you download, unzip and double click to run, the StartupLog.com file available at the Reticulated Toys link. If you need an unzipped copy, use the IE Only link at the very bottom of the page.

Once you have the Startuplog.txt file open, click edit>select all>edit>copy and paste the results in your next reply.

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

rfcjr

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Thank you for the response. I am on a second computer; but, yes it looks as though something has expired. Here is a copy of the log. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.



rfcjr



---------- C:\WINDOWS\desktop\StartUp.Log

Start-Ups checked at 10-30-2001 4:29:30.22p
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

StartUp Log for Windows 95/98 - Freeware by rmbox
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

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 1.53) - Release Date 8/19/2001

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

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

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

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

1. HKLM Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
"TimeSink Ad Client"="C:\\Program Files\\TimeSink\\AdGateway\\TSADBOT.EXE"
"PowerQuest Startup Utility"="C:\\Program Files\\PowerQuest\\PM40DEMO\\UTILITY\\MMOVER32\\PQINIT.EXE"
"BrowserWebCheck"="loadwc.exe"


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

2. HKCU Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"AOL Instant Messenger (TM)"="D:\\programs\\Netscape\\Program\\AIM\\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl"


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

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]
"IPSecPswCheck"="C:\\Program Files\\FTP Software\\OnNet32\\passrns.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=C:\KXP6500\WSWPD.EXE hpfsched

load=

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

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

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

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



SET SOUND=C:\VIBRA16
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E
C:\VIBRA16\DIAGNOSE /S
C:\VIBRA16\MIXERSET /P /Q
SET CLASSPATH=D:\programs\EasyPhotos\PhotoDeluxe 2.0\AdobeConnectables
@echo off

rem ECHO Warning - This system may not be setup to use the CD ROM.
rem ECHO Please contact your PC Manufacturer if Setup does not start automatically.
rem PAUSE
REM ===================


C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001 /M:10

==========================================================================
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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\Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk
C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\Microsoft Office Fast Start.lnk
C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\EasyPhoto Launch Pad.lnk
C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\Pinnacle Systems - Studio Family.lnk

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

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


*(No start-ups found)*

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

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
*(RegPaths not found..)*

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

[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]


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

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

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components


"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
"StubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"StubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /uninstall"
"StubPath"=""
-=====================-
Screen Saver Settings (Possible system.ini start-up)
-=====================-

SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FLYING~2.SCR

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

- 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
SOUND=C:\VIBRA16
MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E
CLASSPATH=D:\programs\EasyPhotos\PhotoDeluxe 2.0\AdobeConnectables
windir=C:\WINDOWS


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

- End -
 
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I just wanted to verify that that issue was not preventing you from establishing a normal connection on that computer. I don't see any reason why it should.

But here is where the program is being called from in the registry's RunServices key:

"IPSecPswCheck"="C:\\Program Files\\FTP Software\\OnNet32\\passrns.exe"


>> go to start and run regedit

>> click in order the following:

+ HKey_Local_Machine
+ Software
+ Microsot
+ Windows
+ CurrentVersion
RunServices

>> with RunServices highlighted look in the right hand pane for:

"IPSecPswCheck"="C:\\Program Files\\FTP Software\\OnNet32\\passrns.exe"

>> right click on it and delete it.

The program may also be listed in Add\Remove and you may want to just try removing it through there, but deleting the registry key will prevent it from being called on startup.


By the way, this startup is considered "spyware". TimeSink Ad Client"="C:\\Program Files\\TimeSink\\AdGateway\\TSADBOT.EXE

http://www.cexx.org/tsadbot.htm

Ad-Aware removes it. If you want to run it, be sure to read the FAQ and "getting started" pages.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
 

rfcjr

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Hello:

Thank you for the help. I removed the registry entry; but, still receive the above "..evaluation veresion...license to use has expired.." error. I looked for the various tsadbot.exe related files and find some. What do you think I should do now? I still can't bring up any email programs or browsers. Thank you for your help.




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I don't know why you are still getting the error if the registry entry is gone. Have you verified that it is no longer there?

If you can't download Ad-Aware to that computer, it is small enough to download to a floppy and copy over for installation and running. That will get rid of tsadbot.

I would also try removing all startup shortcuts from your Programs>Startup directory ((c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup) ). One way to do it is to open the folder, select Edit>Select All>Edit >Copy. Then create a backup folder and right click and paste them there. After you have backed them up delete the contents of the original Startup folder so that none of those programs are called. They are only shortcuts not the programs themselves.

If you still are getting that expired version error, try booting with step-by-step confirmation to see if you can isolate where it comes from. Tap the f8 key repeatedly as soon as the computer starts to boot and select step-by-step from the Boot Menu.

You may also want to consider a reinstall of Win95, since you have the original CD. That should eliminate any problem with system files as opposed to conflicts with installed programs.
 

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Thank you for all the help. I know it must be related to a limited time copy of OnNet that was loaded and removed. I did, however, just reformat the drive and reload. It solved my problem. Thank you again.



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Well, tha's one way to do it. I always hate to see mysteries like that go unsolved, but sometimes a format is just the more convenient answer.
 
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