Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:03 PM
Hello, I'm very confused by 2 seeming conflicting answers within your site. When I cked your start up database, it labeled one of my start ups--WINLOGON SHELL, as a threat I should remove, added by w32.kipis.M worm. When I clicked on the link provided, it sent me to removal instructions by Symantec. Problem #1, I don't use Sym, but use Avg. Free, which hasn't detected it in all these years, or apparently done anything about it. Also, when they say to run Symantec, I'm unsure if I should load that up since the worm apparently is from Feb. 2005, and I don't even know if their definition base wd still have that in it? Then, I decide to do more research, and come across this reference to it, saying it's a normal windows explorer component and necessary! If you do a search on winlogon shell on your start up database, you'll see where it's cited as w32.kipis.M worm. In addition to my virus checker problem of not using symantec, they reccommend changing registry, which I'm very hesitant to do, esp. now that further research in this formum seems to contradict what database checker said. Please help me clarify...I'm using xp, service pack 3, on older computer. Thanks!