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#1 Krustaye

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:31 AM

I was following the instructions on this website about cleaning the startup and using the startup database to help me do that when I came across something.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/w...e.exe-1940.html

The file directory listed on the above link (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) according to this database entry is actually an undesirable - I googled it to check a bit further and there are sites saying it's malware but also sites saying it's legit Microsoft stuff ... there are a few more entries like that in my registry, and I've checked it over with anti-virus as well and it didn't turn anything up.

But, I'm a little confused as to whether it's something I should get rid of, or something I shouldn't.

Would someone be able to have a squiz at my Autoruns 'logon' list and advise me any further? Not sure how I should post that though if someone is willing to have a look at it ...

Kris :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:41 AM

Hello Krustaye
From what ive seen and read this is an undesirable program.
http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/w/windowsupdate.exe.htm
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/w...e.exe-1940.html
http://www.threatexpert.com/files/windowsupdate.exe.html

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:46 AM

So, if I can't find the file 'windowsupdate.exe' anywhere on my computer (even with all hidden files shown) but I still have the registry entry 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run' present in the logon part of Autoruns, does that mean I actually have the 'windowsupdate.exe' file hidden somewhere on the system?

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:07 AM

Hello Krustaye
you said you have checked it with antivirus
what antivirus are you using?
can you post a log of what your antivirus found?
these are very helpful things as to try to figure out what may be going on with your system.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

My resident protector is Avast - but I also use MBAM and super-anti spyware.

Does Avast have a log save option? I can post the MBAM and SAS logs though when I get home.




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