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Blank Msconfig Startup Entry.

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#1 VirusHunter


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Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:01 AM

I recently purchased a new hard drive for my system. I installed Windows XP and SP2. After installing some apps I burned to a CDRW (ATI drivers, antivirus and spyware apps before I connect to the Internet), I decided to check out the MSCONFIG startup section.

What I seen was the usual list of entries until I stumbled upon an empty startup entry. I went to the HKLM/......./Run section and the only "blank" entry is something called "Default" and it's entry is "Value not set".

I did a search and 95% of what I've found said that it's either an uninstalled program that didn't complete properly or a virus/trojan/malware. Both don't apply to me since I only installed my ATI drivers, antivirus and spyware apps off the CDRW and I created checksums right after I downloaded each file and they check out perfectly so I know it's not a bugged program. And this is a fresh, brand spanking new installiation of Windows XP so I can't imagine it being a virus.

Still I'm freaking out for some reason because the consensus seems to be that it's not suppose to be in MSCONFIG.

Does anyone have any other information about this sitaution besides it being caused by a virus/trojan/malware or an uncompleted installation?

Thank you.

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