1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

what are these ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TYR666, May 17, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. TYR666

    TYR666 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    32
    I have a bunch of stuff in msconfig startup that I have no clue what they are and I cant find them on my system. I'm running windows seven x64 ultimate. Here's a screen shot of them circled, i'm particularly curious about the one circled in red.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Fractalogic

    Fractalogic

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    215
    What do the Command and Location columns say? That last one is in Arabic if I'm not mistaken. I don't know what it says. But it's perfectly sane to use Arabic script, or Hebrew script, or Cyrilic script, or whatever script you want... in the file names and program names in a Windows install that's otherwise in English. But what that exact meaning of the word is or what kind of program that is, or what it does... I don't have a clue. I would expect you to know that, as it is your computer.

    According to Google it could mean something like "promising" or "counting". A promise counter? Now a wish counter would make more sense. Like Aladdin and the lamp? I don't know what that thing says. Whatever it is, get rid of it! Roll back to previous system state from backup. Either that or try to remove it by other means, or prepare for a disk format and Windows reinstall.

    For posterity:
    Do not double click on every EXE or ZIP file you can find! Also, when installing a software, do not just click OK, OK, OK, Next, Next, Continue, Finish. That's a perfect way of installing unwanted toolbars and other crapware. Read the dialog! The installation wizard is meant to be like a dialog, a human/machine interaction: you're literally talking to the computer through a dialog. That's what those boxes and windows and buttons are for. And always have backup!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2015
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Messages:
    80,699
    First Name:
    Frank
    Your computer is definitely infected.

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

    Information about your computer will appear.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

    Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

    Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.
    (Note: Several seconds may pass before the scanning process starts, so be patient.)

    Click the "Logfile" button.

    When the log appears, save it.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

    Note: After you submit the log, close AdwCleaner. When the warning appears, click "Yes".

    ---------------------------------------------------------
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2002
    Messages:
    56,283
    First Name:
    Derek
    TYR666
    I edited the subject of this thread
    It is not acceptable to use curse words or abbreviations of those words
    You have been previously warned. Please be more careful. This is your final warning to use family friendly language, not curses.
     
  5. TYR666

    TYR666 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    32
    hey thx for the advice. all of them are located in the same place (see att pix) and when I go there they cant be found. I have my system set up so I can reinstall Windows with little or no trouble so thats what I think I'll do. I've been having tons of glitches and strange crap going on so I must be infected and I use the really good maintenance and anti-spy ware and anti-virus progs and they aren't picking anything up. So I'm assuming these issues would be more difficult to find and repair than it would be for me to reinstall. I use stuff like CCleaner, hijack this, trojan remover, AVG tune up, NOD32. None of them trial versions. Oh sry for language in my last post sometimes I don't realise it.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1148367

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice