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Strange Boot-up Problem


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#1 buzz43

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:44 AM

Hi folks...

Here's one for you - whenever I boot up, after the Welcome is displayed, a white pop-up box on a black background appears. There is the small white X on red square in the upper right hand - the close button - and an OK button at the bottom of the box. In the upper left hand corner various things are displayed, occasionally a reference to a dll in the system32 folder, but most of the time just a line of gibberish, maybe 2 vertical line followed by 3 little boxes. The rest of the box is blank.

I have scanned with a variety of tools also in safe mode and I am apparently free of viruses/malware.

This box also appears in safe mode as well. This is Windows XP Professional.

Any notions?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

What is the DLL that it references? I'd suspect that it was either something the system manufacturer has done - or it's a virus.

Try a couple of these free, online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:

Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:49 PM

Thanks, John, doing Panda ActiveScan now.

Some of the text in the blank white OK box (these are above the box, in the upper left-hand corner...

snmpcl.dll

sys32\mui\040C\xpsp2res.dll

(6 small squares) followed by rsh.exe

sometimes nothing at all

Hope this helps...

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 05:51 PM

While those appear to be legitimate Windows files - the last one is a remote access process for the TCP/IP Remote Shell Command. Is there some reason that someone should be connecting remotely to your system?
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