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Should I Delete "files Not Found"?


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#1 corruptedfaith

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:08 PM

I have a ton of suspicious looking startup programs on my comp, all of which are listed as "File not found: (location)", have no description, and cannot be found in the Startup database. Are any of the following associated with any type of virus, trojan, etc.?

"Display Panning CPL Extension" File not found: deskpan.dll
"e404mgr Class" File not found: C:\Program Files\Helper\1204953974.dll
"Changer" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Changer.sys
"i2omgmt" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\i2omgmt.sys
"lbrtfdc" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.sys
"PCIDump" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.sys
"PDCOMP" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDCOMP.sys
"PDFRAME" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDFRAME.sys
"PDRELI" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDRELI.sys
"PDRFRAME" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDRFRAME.sys
"WDICA" File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WDICA.sys

and the scarily mysterious:

"0" File not found: About:Home (listed under "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components)

Should I delete any of these?

EDIT I missed one:

"BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C... /insert long string of numbers I can't be bothered to type up/" File not found: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe

Edited by corruptedfaith, 14 August 2008 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:41 AM

See explanation by Moderator Karlchen:

These entries have been reported before. They are no cause for alarm. They do not indicate any malware infection. That these entries will be shown by Autoruns v8.72 and newer is a side effect of a requested Autoruns change

forum.sysinternals.com
FAQ: Common Autoruns Issues - #12 Autoruns: System32 Drivers Not Found

FAQ: Common Autoruns Issues - #13 Autoruns: What to uncheck and what not?

There is no such thing as the one and only golden rule of what you may disable and what you may not.

There is only one golden rule if you do not wish to render your system unbootable and useless:

If you do not know whether
+ an autorun programme
+ a service
+ a driver
is needed or not, leave it as it is

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