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Weird Characters In Msconfig Startup Tab


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#1 brevmita

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:30 AM

hi. :thumbsup:
after i installed aim6 i opened msconfig's startup tab and found an entry with weird characters. the
characters were a box, a dot and this symbol(♀). i then searched aim6 in regedit and found this:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\Aim6]
"key"="SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run"
"item"="♀"
"hkey"="HKCU"
"command"="♀"
"inimapping"="0"

the characters under item and command are the same three characters.

i have taken a screen shot of msconfig and regedit:
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9537/msconfigca8.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1536/regeditoz9.jpg

i have zonealarm iss, spyware blaster, spybot and adaware installed. the scan results didn't show any
infection and i haven't used aim6 since i found out about the startup entry.

tnx in advance for your help. really appreciate it.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:00 PM

Use Autoruns to disable the entry and if doing so does not affect the program, use Autoruns to delete it.
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