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Old 11-12-2008, 09:46 AM   #8
Astrotoy7
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OK Jesus

we'll leave rooting out the cause for the moment Just be aware that trojans get bundled in with popular downloads if downloaded from 'dubious places'

in any event > try this > find the application files as you listed in your first post. When you right click regedit and cmd > under properties are they listed as .exe application files or .com files ?? They should be .exe files as in this example below



also, have you run an adware/spyware/virus scan so far ? Even If that particular pc is not directly connected to the net, it is still vulnerable if youve installed program/apps or transferred files onto it from external sources. A friend of mine recently got a virus infected file on a usb stick which he unwittingly spread around

also, from the run prompt, can you also start the taskmanager?

start>run>taskmgr

let us know how it goes

astro


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