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#1 JohnCe

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:00 PM

On my `autoruns` list I checked three files under the same key, with a series of numbers as names and they came up as malware.
The `registry key`is HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\Shellex\ColumnHandlers .
The name (after clicking on the file on the autoruns list) was shown at the bottom as shell32.dll
In the search results the file name identified as maleware is shell32.dll,
Is the comma significant?
I tried to delete a file with the same name from System32, but kept getting a message that it could not be deleted! However a quick check on Google came up with conflicting advice about doing so! Hence the question about the comma.
Any advice from yourselves would be appreciated please. Regards JohnCe.

XP MediaCentreEdition, Version2002. ServicePack2. Pentium4, 3GHz. 2.5GB,Ram. Dell Dimension DMO51.
Found another in :-HKLM\Software\Classes\AllFileSystemObjects\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers
HKLM\Software\Classes\Directory\Background\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers

Edited by JohnCe, 31 January 2008 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:14 PM

C:\Windows\System32\Shell32.dll is a legitimate program and should not be deleted. I updated the entry to reflect that.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for the clarification. Regards JohnCe




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