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Old 07-16-2006, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime I start up XP the system 32 folder automatically opens on the desktop. WHat causes that and how do I fix it?

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Post a HIjackthis Log.
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I'm sorry, but what is a HIjackthis log? I guess I am a dummy about that. Do you mean post under that category? Thanks
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Place it in a non-Temporary folder, run the program, Click the first option, after it saves the log, Copy and paste its content in your next post.
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hijack this is good sftware
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hello,

Check to see if a link to the folder exists in your startup folder...

Start > Program Files > Startup...

If so, then erase the link.
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Thanks Alvin C.! When I click on start I don't see "program files". When I open the program files folder I don't see "startup..." Can you please be a bit more specific? Thanks, cheers
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Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 10 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Ad-aware Messenger Service Plugin

Ad-Aware VX2 Cleaner Plugin

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis

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Cleanup!

Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Go to Add/Remove porgrams and remove any offending programs such was weatherbug, search assistants, etc.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel, Internet Options.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, don¡¦t reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each Spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

Then run CCleaner „² make sure you run the Cleaner section of Windows and Applications and then the Registry Cleaner. Make a backup if you wish while running the Registry Cleaner when it asks you.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode.

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that write up is getting pretty famous lol

^^^ this is a very good lsit of instructions make sure you use all of the software above
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Thanks Alvin C.! When I click on start I don't see "program files". When I open the program files folder I don't see "startup..." Can you please be a bit more specific? Thanks, cheers
If you have Windows XP then it's:

Start > All Programs > Startup...
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