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#1 douglas350

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:08 PM

Whenever I logon my computer (Windows XP home edition) stops with a warning message 'SHELL.EXE' not found. I just delete the warning message and continue. I believe the Shell.exe file may be from a spyware program now deleted. How do I get rid of the command that causes my computer to look for it?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:35 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/shell.exe-9019.html

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

Suggest that you read and follow the directions here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:30 AM

Typically when you get a virus it makes an entry in your registry instructing your computer to run the virus every time you start. Your antivirus probably found the virus and deleted it, but this entry is still in your registry, which is why you are getting the error message. Using the AutoRuns utility you should be able to locate this entry and delete it.
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:30 AM

Hamlais, basement geek and Budapest

Thanks for your prompt and very useful replies. I'll let you konw how I get on but already I have used stuff from your replies on my other pc and it has helped withother problems.

thanks again




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