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#1 p4o2

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:17 PM

I have a problem with some entries in the startup file on my Del labtop. There are four (4) entries that I can not delete. I mark them for deletion but they get put right back in.
The names are : *-, *--, *. and *..
They all show coming from C:\Document and settings/All users/Start menu/programs/startup/
Anyone have an idea what these are?
I looked in the startup database but did not find these

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:52 PM

wow i did not know files could be named that. do you have an anti virus and if so when was the last time you scanned it?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:58 AM

wow i did not know files could be named that. do you have an anti virus and if so when was the last time you scanned it?

I have,and run, AVG, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Windows Malicous software tool. The entries are still there!

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:28 AM

Are you referring to entries reflected via msconfig?

What "startup file" are you referring to...what is the path?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:25 PM

Are you referring to entries reflected via msconfig?

What "startup file" are you referring to...what is the path?

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I am looking at the "startup file" with a program called "start cop" A second program that allows editing of the startup files does NOT show the four entries starting with *. So may be the glitch is in "start cop" since the path for these files points to an site that is empty?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:41 PM

I'm afraid you will have to read the instructions for using "start cop", I've never used it.

But I suggest you familiarize with the way it works...if you intend to keep using it.

It's normal, IMO, for programs which ostensibly perform the same function...to do so in varying ways and to have quirks. That's one reason why they have instructions and FAQs for such.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:08 AM

I'm afraid you will have to read the instructions for using "start cop", I've never used it.

But I suggest you familiarize with the way it works...if you intend to keep using it.

It's normal, IMO, for programs which ostensibly perform the same function...to do so in varying ways and to have quirks. That's one reason why they have instructions and FAQs for such.

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I have looked at what instructions that are avaible. The 2nd program is Winpatrol. Since this one does not show the entries I will live with what I have. An aside, Winpatrol lets you lok at "entries with hidden targets". These all seem to be from Microsoft. Thanks for the response(s).

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:41 AM

I have a problem with some entries in the startup file on my Del labtop. There are four (4) entries that I can not delete. I mark them for deletion but they get put right back in.
The names are : *-, *--, *. and *..
They all show coming from C:\Document and settings/All users/Start menu/programs/startup/
Anyone have an idea what these are?
I looked in the startup database but did not find these

PROBLEM SOLVED

From another NG I found that I am using Ver 1.0 and it has a Bug that puts these entries in when the target(s) are MT.

Startup cop is nolonger free so I dumped it for other programs.

Thanks for the replies.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:56 AM

glade you solved it and thank you for posting how you fixed it. :thumbsup:

Happy Computing. :flowers:

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