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#1 TechniMan

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:46 AM

I've been trying to stop those annoying 'startup files' that load themselves every time I startup Windows from loading themselves, and I just didn't know what some of them were, so I joined Bleeping Computer for this reason, and because I knew I'd run into more of these problems in the future. The one I'm on at the moment is called:

ndpdqv

It's 'Command' is:

C:\Windows\system32\ndpdqv.exe r

And finally, it's 'Location':

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

So, anyone know what it is or if it's necessary?

Edited by TechniMan, 06 May 2007 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:02 AM

I can't find anything on that file, which is usually a bad sign.

Unless someone else can come up with something, I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:03 AM

Oh, and yes, I've searched for it in the 'Startup List'. That was the point at which I stopped searching & joined the forums.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:08 AM

Hi tq1911!
Anyway, thanks for your help! I'll get in touch with them right now!

P.S. How do I delete that last post?

Edited by TechniMan, 06 May 2007 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:38 AM

Alright, while that's being sorted out, d'you have anything on:

Name:
Semantic Insight

Command:
C:\Program Files\RXToolbar\Semantic Insight\Semantic Insight.exe

Location:
[Same as 'ndpdqv']

Edited by TechniMan, 06 May 2007 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:43 AM

hi tecniman i seen your other topic but i can't reply in that thread what you need to do is start at the link tg911 gave you dont skip the preparation guide
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:46 AM

Which topic did you see?

Edited by TechniMan, 06 May 2007 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:48 AM

I googled both, for 'ndpdqv' I got a sitetracker.com address.

As for 'Semantic Insight' I found Adware.

I believe that searching the base of the problem is best, so I included RX Toolbar to my query.

That, my friend, is adware.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:48 AM

this one

good luck
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:50 AM

Hi Hellish
So you think it'd be OK to stop it from autoloading with Windows?

Edited by TechniMan, 06 May 2007 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:53 AM

Hello as well TechniMan, I'm not sure about the ndpdqv entry, but the Semantic Insight should probably be deleted all together, not only from the start-up entries list.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:54 AM

ok, thanks, Hellish
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

Always glad to help. :thumbsup:

I'd recommend Scanning with your current Anti-Virus application, as well as running Ad-Aware by Lavasoft.

It helps look for adware like the RX toolbar and can be used to remove those harmful programs.

Edited by Hellish, 06 May 2007 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:59 AM

Ready for the next one?

NEWDOT~1

rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~1.DLL,Client Startup -s
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:01 PM

I would advise you not do anything, unless advised to do so, by the HijackThis Team member who works your log.
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