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Startup programs not loading properly

By Daveskater ยท 6 replies
Mar 30, 2007
  1. Hi, recently my startup programs have not been loading properly. The process starts and stays running and they come up for a few seconds but then disappear. The only way to get them back again is to stop the process then load the program again. I have also found ScanningProcess.exe running on my pc and I just looked it up to be a trojan. Whether it's related to this problem or not I don't know.

    If anybody knows why my programs are practically closing themselves then I'll be grateful and amazed because I have no idea why.

    If you need any other info just ask.


    Edit: it seems that scanningprocess.exe can also be related to the new version of ZoneAlarm which I got recently. But surely that wouldn't cause this problem
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Have you at least run a virus scan, etc., to see if you truly have a trojan?
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    Well the last scan i did found a trojan but that was removed but i'm just about to go out so i'll leave a scan running now.
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    Zonealarm has found "not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.Reboot.f" but apparently it's in a place that doesn't exist so it can't be removed. I've tried following the filepath myself but it's actually not there. Apparently it's "C:\DOCUME~1\*username*\LOCALS~1\Temp\$699D2AA3.t$m" but like i said, it isn't there, and I have hidden files and folders turned on so they're visible. I'm currently waiting for AVG to finish and see if that finds anything though.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,849   +898

    ANYTHING in username\Locals\Temp can always be deleted. Your problem
    is the file name $xxx$ is a special technique to hide names (gee thanks MS :( )

    Boot into Safe Mode
    go to that folder
    select all contents
    right-click any one->properties
    uncheck R/O and Hidden
    click OK​

    now you should be able to selectively delete it or just delete all folder
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    ok, thanks :grinthumb

    good ol' ms with their tricks :mad:
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    i did what you said but the file still wasn't there :suspiciou

    i've bought a new hard drive now though so i'm moving onto that. thanks for your help anyway though :grinthumb
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