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Startup Database Confusion

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#1 slobberpup


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

I have been snooping around the forums trying to figure out how to fix my slow computer. I cross-referenced some of the things on my start up to the database here and have found that many of them have multiple entries for the same one. Here's an examle: hkcmd.exe shows "U' and "X" (according to the key). How do I know what to keep and what to trash? There are quite a few of these and I have limited experience so any advise would be appreciated. Thanks!

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

Malware developers like to disguise their malware by giving them the same names as legitimate programs. Therefore the way to tell the difference is to look at the path of the file. The path will distingiush between the two entries.

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