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#1 zammer

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:54 PM

I am new to this, and am using MSCONFIG to eliminate unnecessary items. There are sometimes several different Startup Items Names listed in bleepingcom's Startup Programs list., e.g. "msnmgr." There are different filenames for each listing. How do I find the filename? What is a filename? The entry next to msnmsgr in my Startup Programs is " C:\program files\MS..." That doesn't match anything on the bleepingccom listings for msnmsgr.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 05:08 PM

What is the exact problem you are having that takes you to msconfig? This is an area that you should be careful in. Please give an acurate description of the problem?

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 06:46 PM

There were many startup programs that were unnecessary or had been inserted by malware (such as NvCpl). It was taking very long to start up due to unnecessary programs. I have been instructed in the use of msconfig, and only deal with the START UP menu. The only prpblem I have is keeping NvCpl RUNDLL32 from reappearing after I delete it.
Also, as I said in the other post, I don't know how to find "filenames" when using the bleepingcom startup programs database.
Thanks

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 07:11 AM

Try this post:
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.p...47c2dabd493206d

Frankly, for me, it's easier to leave it running!
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 12:27 PM

Wow! I, too, am going to let RUNDLL.32.EXE run, as I would surely mess up if I tried the suggested fixes. I get the impressin from the bleeping startup program database that RUNDLL.32EXE is not a good thing to have running. Perhaps not.
My earlier post about what a filename is, and how do I find is, seems to have gone astray. The Startup Programs database requires that the "file name" be known the same name is used for several malproducts, (e,g, "msnmgr). If someone could help me with that, I'd appreciate it.
Thanks, USASMA,

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 02:41 PM

A filename is the name of a file.

A path is where the file is located on your computer.

You have folders (or "directories") where files are placed.

When you have a bad file, it is often located somewhere on the computer that it should not be.

So, before you try to fix it, you need to know where it normally resides.

A path looks like this:

C:\Windows\System32\Rundll32

The last part of the Path is the filename. (Name of the file.)

Here is more information.

You can't get rid of malware by simply disabling it in MSCONFIG.




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