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win2k2.exe?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GGentry, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. GGentry

    GGentry Thread Starter

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    Everytime I restart my computer, I get 2 messages say that win2k2.exe could not be located in the system files. I have removed almost all of the programs in the start menu. Do you know what win2k2.exe is?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    It's not a file that comes with stock Windows 2000, so I'd suspect it's either an add-on program or perhaps some malware or virus.
     
  3. GGentry

    GGentry Thread Starter

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    I am on Win XP, and I have scanned with Norton AV and Ad-Aware (spyware). Nothing detected. Is there a way to determine what program is looking in the system file at startup?
     
  4. The_Egg

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    Not too many results on google for this:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=win2k2.exe

    But luckily I found this one:
    Janet Remote KeyLogger (Trojan.Spy.Janet.420)

    Apparently it loads from win.ini
    probably in the load= or run= section

    You should be able to uncheck the entry in msconfig -> win.ini tab
    Or just edit it out of win.ini manually
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Or let us have a look, please:

    Go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php#startup , and download 'Startuplist'.

    Unzip, doubleclick it, and it will generate a text file that will list all running processes, all applications that are loaded automatically when you start Windows, and more.

    Go to Edit > select all, copy it and post the contents here.
     
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