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Question about a couple of strange registry entries in Windows XP...???


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#1 notinfallible

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

Thanks everybody! Here is an explanation of what is making me suspicious.

In the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" I noticed 3 strange entries that I have never seen there before.

"SYSTEM2544"
"SYSTEM52216"
"SYSTEM62455"

I could only find 1 page where somebody had a similar issue doing a search with Google that wasn't much help. So, I decided to take a couple screenshots and post them in a thread here to see if anybody know where these came from or why they are there.

My computer is running fine, but that doesn't make me any less curious about these entries.

I appreciate any help that I receive and thank you for reading
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I'm running Windows XP Professional SP3

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Hi mate -
I know from your previous posts that you are usually very careful about your computer, but this time you may be infected. There are a few similar posts Re these items.
The report from Virus Total = atmlib32.exe
Status: Scan finished. 10 out of 20 scanners reported malware. From this I would consider that you do have infections on your system according to the result -

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting from step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, and what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Thank you Aussie! I just started a new topic where you suggested.

I appreciate your help.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic483717.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

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To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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