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AJones

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GammaInstaller.exe
« on: February 22, 2005, 07:45:20 AM »
Hi:

I had this  Gammainstaller.exe in my C:/ drive inspite of having Avast & ZA. it has not done harm, I did delete this, but since its deletion I have msconfig coming up at every start up expecting me to choose normal boot up/ safe boot, and it asks me if the computer has to be restarted. This happens every boot-up. I ignore it, is there a way of getting rid of this msconfig coming up every startup.

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Alan

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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005, 09:45:33 AM »
So, did you delete the .exe file, or its startup reference using msconfig? (or both)
What is the exact message you get from msconfig?

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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005, 07:15:24 PM »
I deleted the file, and I believe my computer is safe now. But,MSCONFIG dialog keeps coming up at every satrtup. Now how to do I change that and not make it come up every startup.

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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2005, 08:40:46 PM »
I believe it is coming up because you deleted the file and it is trying to load it at start-up. If you are sure it is bad, you could remove the msconfig entry for it. Usual government health warnings, doing this can seriously effect your system health.
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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2005, 10:32:20 PM »
I believe msconfig gave some strange warning when you disabled a program with it; it could be stopped somewhere in msconfig... but i don't remember much more right now.

What exactly does the dialog say?

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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2005, 11:55:45 PM »
I did a boot-up scan and found 7 trojans Trojan-w32 [UPX] in WINNT/System32 folder I wonder how it got there. In any case msconfig comes up at startup I looked up at startup files, I dont see any malicious program calling it. What about carpserv.exe? I though it is part  of my modem drivers?

The msconfig says that the systme was not started with normal boot up. I do have Linux and GRUB Boot loader installed, It keep asking me if do a diagnostic boot up, or selected Boot up. I dont know. But the problem has surfaced since I accidentaly clicked gammainstaller that was resident in C:/, it started opening a route for Trojans to get in, AVAST notified, then I shut the INternet connection and deleted GammaInstaller. SpyBOT says not spyware now. I believe it is not beocoz of Linux, as I had Linux prior to this.  It is more of a nuisance than a problem.

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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005, 02:19:39 PM »
I may be missing something obvious, but the msconfig message is still a mystery to me. Could you post a screenshot of the message when it appears, please?

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Re: GammaInstaller.exe
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2005, 06:35:24 PM »
I had this in MSCONF.INI

 HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto


I removed it, let us see if it comes back

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Alan