Startup Errors! Please help

By chocobogo_rct
Dec 9, 2002
  1. I am just started to get these startup errors when booting into XP!
    I have tryed using system restore with no joy.
    I have looked round in the registry and found what I think is causing the error!
    My question is what do i do now!!
    Can I just delete those lines out of the registry, or will i risk "breaking" my computer?
    Should I back up before I fiddle??

    This is the screenshot of my problem
    Is it a virus??
    Becuase I hav NAV 2002 with all updates!!??
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    These filenames look weird enough to be virus/trojan/spyware/malice/prank/stupidity.

    Since you have NAV, get Ad-Aware and run that.

    You can delete the Run thing.
    In the Shell key, keep the explorer.exe, delete the rest.
  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Yeah, delete them as instructed above, if they reappear it's a good chance that it is a virus of some description.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    But make sure you backup your registry just in case. I know it is causing problems, but you might accidently delete the wrong thing and make it even worse.

    Always make a backup if possible.
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Looks like it is something associated with ad/spyware that was probably bundled with something you downloaded. While technically they can be considered trojans, most Antivirus software won't find them. Someone previously suggested running Adaware, that is a good idea.

    ALWAYS Backup the Registry before making changes.

    Do a search on your computer for the exe files indicated, and remove the entries from the registry. Doing that, along with running Adaware to get rid of the parent filesz that are probably creating those entries and files, should eliminate the problem
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    One of the best spyware/Dialer/Trojan detectors and removers is a freeware program called spybot search and destroy. it is updated regularly.
  7. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    Thanks guys

    problems sorted
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    What did you do to fix it?

    This will help others who might have the same problem.
  9. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I deleted out of the registry as advised
    Then ran adaware and it picket up 20 or so spyware elements.

    So i cleaned those up and that got rid of the pop up messages when logging into windows

    As a result I have had to change from KaZaA to KaZaA Lite, which is no problem

    Thanks again
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yeah stick to kazaa lite not kazaa. kazaa is loaded with spyware.
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