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.hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« on: May 22, 2005, 02:57:41 PM »
Dear AVAST forum-friends,

In WININT.BAK I found the following listing:

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C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
(Created 21/5/2005, 19:57:26)

[Rename]
NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\C~NSISU_.EXE
NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\B~NSISU_.EXE
NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\A~NSISU_.EXE

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Are these leftovers from an Ad-Aware uninstall procedure, or does anybody see something wrong here. I searched for information on the net, and it says it was not harmful.

Has anyone of you seen this before. Please comment.

Have a nice virus-free day,

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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 04:16:46 PM »
Wininit.bak is a backup file (.bak) so I doubt you need it if things are running fine and you don't need to restore anything.

A google search for NSISU_.EXE returns lots of hits, but since the reference is to a Temp folder I doubt that the item exists.

So it is probably OK to get rid to the wininit.bak file.

On an entirely different note, you avatar doesn't display well, we try to keep them at 100X100.
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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 04:40:16 PM »
Dear DavidR,

I uploaded the avatar on 200 by 200 px and 15,5 KB  and viewing it in FF, and to me it is fine, others in this very forum have mentioned they like the jumping monkey avatar, so they see it fine. Iit is an animated gif. Maybe it are your settings that make it appear diferently.

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« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 04:42:39 PM by polonus »
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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 04:47:59 PM »
Dear Polonus,
I'm on the beach, the sea is like a blue diamond table and I can see perfectly your avatar who's jumping!!! boing boing boing  ;D (connection: gprs with an old SonyEricsson T65 - PC my old laptop Sony Vaio PCGF650k)
Added: I'm using Firefox.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 05:35:26 PM by Kamulko! »

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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 06:17:33 PM »
Hi Kamulko,

Must be splendid on the beach, you are really privileged you Mediterranean folks. For nice condition on the North Sea coast we have to wait a while. Are you enjoying a cappuccino now?

Greetings and have a nice day,

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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005, 06:35:22 PM »
If you can't see why we have a general rule about avatar size, such as people viewing with a low resolution 800X600, then your 200X200 image takes up a fair amount of that, meaning they have to scroll left and right.

Regardless if people like the jumping monkey, they would like it even if it was 100X100. If everyone choose to have an avatar greater than 100X100 then what is to stop them using 300X300.
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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2005, 06:39:27 PM »
as David says..  its not the file size.. its the dimensions...    it may display fine ..   but thats not the point here..   the dimensions are too big..   
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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2005, 09:28:55 PM »
Howdy Connie,

I abided by the rules, when scaled down the monkey may reappear, but you see a portrait of it now, which is not the actual polonus. Sorry but my wife really hates this avatar, I think it is funny. Question to you, what was the reason that I could not connect to www6.overture.com, FF said that it could not connect to the server, the URL was 217.146.185.179. Is this because of anti-spyware settings or a malware redirect, or was the server down?

Greetings to you all from me,

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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2005, 09:38:20 PM »
polonus..    I just tried that link and it connected fine for me using FF..    maybe just a fluke

and if you really want that jumping monkey..    just resize it  :)

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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2005, 11:22:42 PM »
Same here polonus
I like their Flag selection.
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Re: .hta WININIT.BAK listing C~NSISU_.EXE
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2005, 11:38:02 PM »
Question to you, what was the reason that I could not connect to www6.overture.com, FF said that it could not connect to the server, the URL was 217.146.185.179. Is this because of anti-spyware settings or a malware redirect, or was the server down?

I too could connect with firefox, but it does a redirect to content.overture.com/d/home/ so there might be something in the redirect process that is being blocked.
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