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Startup services keep getting disabled XP

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#1 Dsbur


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:32 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

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#2 InadequateInfirmity


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
Reset Ie proxy Settins
Reset FF proxy settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

Download Adware Cleaner run it Click the delete button allow it to run and post the log it creates.


Download the junkware removal tool save it to your desktop run it in safe mode post the log.

Download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Right-click on EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip and select Extract All.... Leave all settings as they are and click Extract. You will now have a folder named EmsisoftEmergencyKit on your desktop.

Open the EmsisoftEmergencyKit
folder and double-click Start.exe.
A new window will open. Under "Run Directly:" click Emergency Kit Scanner.
When asked to run an online update, click Yes.
When the update is finished, click the Back to Security Status link in the left corner. On the main screen click the Scan Now button.
Select the Deep Scan option and click the SCAN button.
When the scan is finished click the Quarantine selected objects button. Note, this option is only available if malicious objects were detected during the scan.
Click the View Report button and in the Reports window double-click on the most recent log. Note, logs are named as follows: a2scan_<date>-<time>.txt.
Copy/paste the report contents in your next reply.

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