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Offline bo3adsa

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This message keep coming when Pc restart
« on: February 18, 2004, 08:35:27 PM »
Hi all
my friend is having a problem with he's PC after he install Avast AV ( home edition ) ..
Since he don't speak English, I'm writhing this message  :)  

He installed Avast on he's WinXP Pro with Sp1 and all the important updates.

He scanned the Pc and discovered many of them. He deleted them all. The problem is every time he restarts the Pc this warning message appears on the screen:




Can someone help to solve this problem?   ::)

thanx  ;D


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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 08:44:27 PM »
It seems that some auto-start entry (referring a file already deleted) is still in registry.

You can try to search the registry (with regedit) for system32.exe, or system32\system32; however, if the item is registered without path and extension, you won't find it this way. You can try Hijackthis or some similar tool (maybe even msconfig) to find (and delete) the invalid item.

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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2004, 08:54:10 PM »
Check out this thread and in particular the post by geoff Atteberry (response 13)

http://www.computing.net/security/wwwboard/forum/7773.html

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« Last Edit: February 18, 2004, 08:55:00 PM by bassbag »

Offline bo3adsa

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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2004, 08:57:32 PM »
i did the search for system32.exe and showed my this in the registry :


Now do i delete this or what ? ::)

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what do mean ( You can try Hijackthis or some similar tool (maybe even msconfig) to find (and delete) the invalid item.  ) ??  ???

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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2004, 08:58:19 PM »
sorry bassbag  i didnt notice your reply  :)

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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004, 09:36:41 PM »
No problems.Hope you fix it , and if your friend doesnt already have a firewall maybe recommend one to him.
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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2004, 10:48:46 PM »
Change the "Shell" value to Explorer.exe only - that's the value it shoud have (i.e. delete the C:\Windows\System32\System32.exe part).

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Re:This message keep coming when Pc restart
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2004, 09:15:27 AM »
Thankx guys, the problem is solved ...

what i did is searched for System32.exe in the registry and deleated the C:\Windows\System32\System32.exe  from the Shell value... that's it  ;D



bassbag
i told hem to use Kaspersky Anti-Haker wich is a very good Firewall  even beter than ZoneAlarm  ;)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2004, 09:16:21 AM by bo3adsa »