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Restore.bat And Restore2.bat Found In Startup.


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#1 Jebus_

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:14 PM

I noticed one day when I booted up my PC a black MS-DOS style window flashed on my screen for a split second once I reached my desktop. Figuring this was strange, I opened up MSconfig and found 2 unfamiliar startup items - restore.bat and restore2.bat .

After numorous Google searches (one of which brought me here) and asking around, I can't seem to find out what these items are, and whether they should be a subject of concern.

The files are found in Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Startup/
I figured this would make them appear in the Startup folder found in the Start Menu, but they do not.

I did disable these items from running on startup, so they probably won't be much of a threat now. I'd just like to know if anyone knows anything about these files before I delete them.

Thanks for your time.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:49 AM

A batch file (.bat) is an unformatted text file containing a series of commands executed by the command interpreter. When a batch file is run, the shell program (command.com for MS-DOS, Win 9x*Grinler or cmd.exe for NT based systems like WIN 2000/XP) reads the file and executes these commands, line-by-line. Batch files are like scripts normally used to simplify routine or repetitive tasks. See See Information on batch files.

A restore.bat file usually would be another batch file which would undue the changes made by the first .bat file. It could have been created by some program where a batch file was used or it could be a custom written file. See Example restore batch file.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:15 AM

Yes, I know what .bat files are.
I decided to have a look a while after I posted this thread, to see if I could read any of the commands included in either of the files. When I went to look though, the files were gone.

Problem solved I guess.

Thank you for your time though.

Edited by Jebus_, 20 November 2006 - 02:16 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:54 AM

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