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Msconfig and registry--unknown entries causing dll errors on boot


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#1 Coconut7

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:47 PM

Hello,

 

I have 2 unknown entries (dll files) laphf and tutcip in my startup programs under msconfig. They are causing popups on reboot because they could not be found. They look really fishy and I believe they are part of a virus that I just removed. Just looking for advice on whether these would be safe to remove from the start-up. Thanks.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

Hi,

 

These usually are remnants of viruses, removing them from start-up wont do anything in itself and is safe to do. :) Whether or not you are still infected is not determined by these entries though.

 

I hope that answers your question.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

It's not unusual to find remnants of registry keys related to malware after using anti-virus and other security scanning tools to remove an infection.

A safe and easy way to remove them is to download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.
  • Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip)[/color] the file there.
  • Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
  • When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
  • Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
  • If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete.
  • Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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