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Windows services not starting automatically

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#1 duetltd


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 07:03 AM

My client has XP pro, it has been working fine for a few years, the other day he could not print, open files over the network, and his sound stopped working.


After a bunch of time figuring out what was wrong and finally came to realize that a number of services that were set as automatic are not starting at boot. One of these - the workstation service - was preventing the network access.


avast is the antivirus, I've run malwarebytes, combofix, and I got a hijack this log.


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 09:35 AM

Since you seem to suspect malware, please follow the procedures specified at Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html, following Steps 6-8. 


Post the new topic in the forum reflecting the Prep Guide (not here).


Thanks :).



#3 duetltd

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 09:51 AM

sorry if i did it wrong - if we have to jump through so many hoops just to ask a question i guess you can just delete this post

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