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msconfig help

maynardvdm

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2007
Messages
3,117
Location
South Africa
#1
Hi

I am trying to loose some startup programs on someone laptop. Which of the following can i disable and wich is needed by windows:
1 USS - c:program files\USS\USS.exe
2 dgvybvpc - rundll32.exe "c:\windows\system32\dgvybvpc.dll",b
3 igfxtray - C:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
4 hkcmd - C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
5 igfxpers - C:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
6 SOUNDMAN - SOUNDMAN.exe
7 ALCWZRD - ALCWZRD.exe
8 ALCMTR - ALCMTR.exe
9 uers - c:\program files\error safe free\uers.exe" /min
10 ERS - c:\program files\error safe\ERS.exe /min
11 AdwareProtector - c:\program files\error safe\adwareprotector.exe


also how do i remove the files from msconfig - (in the registry?)

Thank you

PS is any of these malware?
 

RandyL

Administrator
Joined
Jan 22, 2003
Messages
4,878
Location
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
#2
Hi maynard;
Look through some data bases to see if you can find some answers. Here is one.
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

As for me I usually start with the startup_exe file here.
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

Besides it's a good place to learn about the basics. Depending on the computer some items should stay or go. As such you should consider all items in msconfig>startup to determine if there are other issues such as malicious programs.

If no one answers I'll try to comment on your specific items when I get away from the grandkid tomorrow.
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#4
Maynard.

Your msconfig list shows infections.

Go to start, run, type in msconfig and press ok. Put a dot on Selective Startup and press Startup. Scroll through the list and uncheck every entry other than your security software. Click apply and restart when prompted.


Download ATF cleaner from here:

http://www.atribune.org/content/section/4/30/

When you run it, uncheck Cookies as well as the Recycle bin, then allow ATF to clean.

Download SuperAntiSpyware from www.superantispyware.com. Run the program, update it (very important), then proceed with a COMPLETE Scan. After the reboot open SAS and go to Preferences>Logs. Please copy and paste the SAS log back here.