Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:58 AM
The Startup Database here at BC lets you check whether your startup programs are legitimate or not. This is what it says about msdtc.exe :
MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator - handles transactions across multiple servers and is installed by MS Personal Web Server and MS SQL Server
It flags this as " unnecessary to run this program automatically when Windows starts"
Remove all reference to this file in the Startup folder and delete it from the startup entries in msconfig. Then reboot and see if the situation is improved.
I think you need to run a malware check :-
Is your Anti-virus
program current and updated
? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.
Do you have any anti-spyware
installed? If not download and update all
of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode
and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
See if that helps
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