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#1 retiredo3e

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

I have two lines in my startup list that each have a checked box at the beginning of the line, followed by a blank space in the 'Command' column. The first one shows 'HKLM' as the beginning of the Location column entry; the second shows 'HKCU.' Does anybody have any idea what these are or how I can find out? I really don't want to uncheck the boxes and end up killing the internet east of the Mississippi or fathering a three-legged child! Help, please, and thanx.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Might help if you listed the entire entry for each. Both are windows registry items but the rest of the info could help if there is an issue.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

Hi retiredo3e,

Sounds like it may be virus/trojan related. HKCU is added by the Mega Antivirus 2012 rogue anti-spyware program.

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I would recommend posting in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

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