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Program Trying To Install At Startup


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#1 nixgod

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 11:54 AM

A program named marketresearch keeps trying to install when the computer starts. I never does because it can't find a file. I just keep canceling it. I can't seem to find how to get rid of it though. I ran my antivirus and adaware incase it was that but they both come up clean.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:05 PM

Something is pointing to the program or installer on startup. It could be in a number of locations on your computer. The program or installer itself may have been there, but later removed by some antivirus/antispyware.
It may help if you look at this list of automatic startup locations:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-program-automatic-startup-locations/
Something might show up that is causing the problem. Remember that working with the registry requires great caution - some errors that happen with the registry may lead to a crippled OS.
If no luck with that method, I would run a HijackThis log and ask help from one of the experts on this forum.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:44 PM

To see what runs at startup, u could always do run -> 'msconfig' , the last tab lists the stuff, but be careful if u don't recognize it. Also, advanced options in spybot s&d tools can control startup items. if ur not sure of an item, i would research it.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 10:29 AM

You could use moveonboot.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:38 PM

I have split away your HJT Log to the proper location,nixgod
It can be found here,, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry728149

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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