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New Unknown Tab In Msconfig

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#1 rotty_rott


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

I have been monitoring my system due to a possible infection of some type, and I went to msconfig and noticed a new tab that was not there the day or so before that I had gone there. The tab TOOLS was now there. Here is my computer info,
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
HP Pavilion 05 P9859A-ABA 533w 3001211RE101GLEND
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.00 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
128 kilobyte tertiary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation NBGV - Northwood/Brookdale-G Validation Board
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies 3.24 10/14/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
70.08 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBI RW16x10/DVD [CD-ROM drive]
HP DVD Writer 630c [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD800JB-00JJC0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAM9P183382, rev 05.01C05, SMART Status: Healthy

Tools tab contents

About Windows Shows the version of Windows currently installed on the system C:\WINDOWS\system32\winver.exe
Command Prompt Opens a command prompt window C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
Event Viewer Displays monitoring and troubleshooting messages from windows and other programs C:\WINDOWS\system32\Eventvwr.msc
Internet Options Internet Explorer Settings C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetcpl.cpl
Internet Protocol Configuration IPCONFIG is a command line tool used to control network connections on Window based computers C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /k C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe
Network Diagnostics Network Diagnostics scans your system to gather information about your hardware, software, and Network connections
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netsh.exe diag gui
Programs Add or remove programs and Windows components C:\WINDOWS\system32\appwiz.cpl
Registry Editor Make changes to the Windows registry C:\WINDOWS\system32\appwiz.cpl
Security Center Configure Automatic Updates, Windows Firewall, and Internet Properties Settings C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscui.cpl
System Information view advanced information about hardware and software settings C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe
System Properties view basic information about your computer's system settings C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysdm.cpl
System Restore Restore computer to a previous state C:\WINDOWS\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Task Manager Provide details about programs and processes running on you computer C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe

There are addition question that I have about other things going on with my computer, but I will wait and deal with one at a time. I have posted my Hjt already, just have not had a response yet, and since that post I discovered this. I am trying to gather as much information about the whole situation. Thank you for you time.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:55 PM


This new tab is nothing to be worried about, it is just an update to windows.
For more information have a look here


#3 OldGrumpyBastard


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

The Tools Tab is on my system also...This is a bad thing WHY? From what I can see it is a menu that has been added to msconfig to allow you to troubleshoot many different utilities from one location...msconfig is mainly a troubleshooting utility not to be used to control start-up programs as some members are wanting to use it for.

If you have started a HighJackThis topic you should not make any changes to your system unless directed by the specialist as it will add confusion to the person/persons trying to help you. Be patient as the specialists are usually very busy in that forum.

If you haven't had a reply in 5 days there is a topic there somewhere on that page to lead them to your post.

If you have questions or problems outside of malware once your system has been cleaned up feel free to come back and open up a new topic and we'll do our best to answer you.
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

#4 ruby1


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:17 PM

ruby1's entry comments removed by ruby1

(different comp to one noted in HJT section :thumbsup: )

Edited by ruby1, 26 May 2008 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:54 PM

The new "Tool Tab" in msconfig is a new or added feature included in SP3.

Multi-Boot, Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8 Pro x64

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