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Startup Programs keep getting disabled XP

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#1 Dsbur


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

It seems that something keeps disabling the startup programs and leaves only 3 running. I've had to manually reset my startup programs in services.msc on 3 occasions now.

Everything that should start automatically gets mysteriously disabled and I go thru the whole process again. Programs that are labeled Manual still seem to stay Manual.

The 3 startup programs that usually survive are a)DCOM Server Process Launcher, b)ESET Service (my antivirus program), and c)Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

2 days ago I ran MalwareBytes and it found 5 issues in C:RECYCLER 4 Trojan.OAcess and 1 Rootkit.OAccess. I cleaned these out. My last scan before the latest 'disable' episode found a clean system according to the mbam-log.

Suggestions? Just tired of having to manually reset the startup programs! Obviously I'm doing something wrong or there is still a virus issue hiding in some deep dark crevice?

Thanks in advance-not sure if I worded the problem correctly.

Dell Latitude E6500 laptop
XP Version 2002 SP3

Edited by hamluis, 06 February 2013 - 08:52 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

Hello,it would seem either the Rootkit still exists or some got removed that should not be.

Running other tools could possibly make things worse.


I think the safest thing is to  get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.

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