Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:25 PM
I have a pretty nasty virus on a machine running XP. I've tried gads of antivirus scans from multiple vendors, anti-rootkit scans, registry cleaners of all kinds to no avail. I'm now at the point where I am trying to manually remove items using the Autoruns program.
My specific question is:
In Autoruns, certain entries are highlighted in pink and the image path is registered as 'File Not Found'
My assumption is it's okay to uncheck these, but I want to make sure when I go to reboot that I will still have access to my computer. I don't want the system to lock up and fail and not be able to access it again.
I have been using the file database to check file names one at a time. I'm hoping that since these files that are listed as 'File Not Found' that unchecking them should be okay since they are either viruses or leftovers from software I uninstalled long ago. I just want to double check with everyone.
Thanks for your help!